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Sony DSC-W620
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Sony DSC-W620 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Sep 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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17 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

On average Sony compact cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras produced by Sony.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. 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.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-W620 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Rollei Compactline 750[plb_2403900_price] (12x and higher rated), the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (14.4x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (20x and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports a microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_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) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-W620 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W620 do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W620, the DSC-W620 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the DSC-W620 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras of this age and type range from 0.097kg to 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg. The Sony DSC-W620 is one of the lighter digital cameras of this type and age (only 0.1 kilograms) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The Sony DSC-W620 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-W620 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-W620 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. 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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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 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). Across all cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony DSC-W620 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-W620 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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. The best display of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-W620 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Light

The lightest camera of this age and spec is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 100 grams, the DSC-W620 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W620 amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W620 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras that came out more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W620 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W620.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon A810[plb_408150_price].

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] (3"), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W620, the DSC-W620 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D. The Sony DSC-W620 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W620 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W620 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-W620 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-W620 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W620 is 830mAh. With a battery capacity of only 600 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-W620 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the Sony DSC-W620 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W620.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The DSC-W620 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W620. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The DSC-W620 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W620. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 21h. The Sony DSC-W620 has a quite short battery life (max) (only 1.83 hours) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W620.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-W620 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Sony digital camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-W620 is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-W620 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W620 is 26mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W620

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony camera was released over four years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-W620 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W620.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Canon S110[plb_1462073_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the DSC-W620 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the 130[pl_377562_price], or the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] both from Canon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price].

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (14.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR
Macro Focusing Range
Recording Format
Trimming
Recording Media

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw620b, sonydscw620b, dscw620bcee8, sony dscw620, 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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