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Sony DSC-W620
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Sony DSC-W620 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Sep 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Light, Compact, Easy To Use Cyber-shot Camera14.1 megapixels, 5x zoom, 720p HD movie, 6.7 cm LCD, Sweep Panorama and iAUTO- 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide angle.- Shoot extra-wide images with... More
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19 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 14,929 owner and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix L320[pl_1939468_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras of this type and age range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The DSC-W620 has a quite big digital zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (20x), or the DSC-WX50[pl_2154757_price] (20x) both from Sony or the Rollei Compactline 750[plb_2403900_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports a microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Sony DSC-W620 supports video recording, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-W620 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price], and the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W620, the DSC-W620 has a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

At only 0.1 kilograms, the DSC-W620 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W620. The average weight of digital cameras of this age and spec is 5.3kg, and the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Sony DSC-W620 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W620 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Sony camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. The best still image resolution of all cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W620 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-W620 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-W620 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and Exif are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-W620 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620 video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The DSC-W620 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this age and type. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W620 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Light

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W620 the weights range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of only 100 grams, the Sony DSC-W620 is one of the lighter digital cameras of this type and age amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

The DSC-W620 is quite thin (only 19.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W620. Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W620 have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W620 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W620 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W620.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS[plb_410378_price].

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] (3"), the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-W620 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W620 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W620 are not 3D compatible. The DSC-W620 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-W620 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W620 are not waterproof. The DSC-W620 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W620 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh. At only 600 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-W620 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.12s to 250s. The Sony DSC-W620 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 2 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-W620 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The DSC-W620 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W620. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Sony DSC-W620 has a quite short maximum battery life (only 1.83 hours) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W620. The shortest maximum battery life of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.83h, the longest is 320h, and the average maximum battery life is 18h.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The Sony DSC-W620 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-W620 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W620.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the DSC-W620 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W620 is 96, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The DSC-W620 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W620

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camera was released.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W620 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1426159_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the DSC-W620 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14.1MP digital cameras and we think the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], and the Coolpix S1100[pl_185015_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (14.2MP and higher rated), or the WB150[pl_1682907_price] (14.2MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Panorama Mode
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
Aperture Priority Mode
Digital SLR
Macro Focusing Range
Recording Format
Battery Pack
Recording Medium

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw620b, dscw620s, sonydscw620b, sony dscw620, dscw620scee8, dscw620bcee8, sonydscw620s, dscw620silver, sony dscw620s, cybershot dscw620, cybershot dscw620b
Barcodes 00027242843592, 00027242843608, 00027242843615, 00033172032272, 00033172032296, 04905524833348, 04905524833355, 04905524833362, 04905524833379, 04905524833386, 04905524833393, 04905524833409, 04905524833416, 04905524833423, 04905524855395, 04905524855401, 04905524855517, 09781334567902

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