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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W30

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Weight
Lighter
153 g vs 175 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W80

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
35 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
2.5" vs 2"
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Around 30% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,000 ISO
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The DSC-W80's maximum light sensitivity is 3.4 f-stops better
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
7.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W3090×59×23 mm
              DSC-W8091×58×23 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W30153 g
              DSC-W80175 g
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              1 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-W301,000 ISO
              DSC-W803,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-W3038 mm
              DSC-W8035 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DSC-W3085k dots
              DSC-W80115k dots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DSC-W305.9 MP
              DSC-W807.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              3x

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