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Sony DSC-W620 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good battery life
Heavy and bulky

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 70% from expert review website parentesis.com.

User Reviews Are Good

DSC-W620 owners on average rated this camera 84 out of 100. Over 77% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Quiet

Four people who reviewed the product considered that it was quiet. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Quiet, comes with CPU coolers” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “These have quiet fans” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Very quiet case” in their review.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W620 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 1x and the highest is 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W620 has one of the lower playback zoom (max) amongst cameras of this age.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of this type and age range from 2" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W620 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony SLT-A37M, or the Samsung DV150F ($175) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S8200 ($499) (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ($549.95) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-W620 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the FinePix S9400 ($316.99), or the X-M1 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung 200 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony DSC-W620 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-W620 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony 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). Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera, the DSC-W620 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-W620 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-W620 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W620 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Sony DSC-W620 features connection to PC. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature connection to PC.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-W620 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago which have an HDMI.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Very spacious case, excellent cooling, very quiet and very heavy”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “The High contrast ratio is a plus as well as is the weight (is not heavy at all” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W620 was good structurally. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact.

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Very Light

The lightest medium megapixel camera that was released more than two years ago is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. The DSC-W620 is quite light (only 100 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Alternative 100g cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP s300, or the Fujifilm FinePix JV300 which has better reviews.

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Heavy and Bulky

Two people who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Very spacious case, excellent cooling, very quiet and very heavy”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “The High contrast ratio is a plus as well as is the weight (is not heavy at all” in their review.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners concluded that the Sony DSC-W620 had a good battery life. Four years ago Paula Mccormick she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “A great camera for basic use with great battery life”. William Salamander said in his review of this digital camera “Finally I like the rechargeable Lithium battery, can do a lot on one charge, useful charge state indicator too”.


Able to Produce Good Images

Five owners who bought it wrote that it was able to produce good images. Amazon.co.uk said “Picture quality is excellent, installation was a breeze (I like that it has VGA, DVI” in their review of this digital camera. Nikolaos said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Average camera, good pictures” but even so they rated the Sony DSC-W620 3 stars out of 5. Duck Smuggler gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon four years ago “Picture quality is excellent for such a small camera”.

Two owners concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “4K resolution is very pleasant to the eye”. One owner considered that it was good in low light. William Salamander said on Amazon “The camera is reasonably tolerant of low light levels - again” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen

Five owners who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “Large screen helps a lot if you are a programmer” . Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Ability to split screen up to 4 (picture in picture) pc's or tablets, phones, etc” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Have not found any screen imperfections or dead pixels” in their review.


Design

Easy to Setup

Two customers said that the product was easy to use. Paul said on Amazon “Superb value for the price paid, you can not go far wrong! Fully rechargeable and light weight, easy to use and looks great!” in his Sony DSC-W620 review. One person concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “Easy to setup and use” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality

Seven customers thought the product was good quality. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W620 “As usual, Supermicro's build quality is second to none”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Nice looking slick design and seems to have good construction quality” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “Initial build quality is superb, all wires routed neatly, bundled” in their review.

Well Designed

Two owners wrote that it was well designed. Amazon.co.uk said “Crisp display, sleek design, Freesync, superb pricing” but even so they only gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Packaging is bomb proof, documentation is pretty good, instant support when you buy in this configuation” in their review of this digital camera. William Salamander said on Amazon “The pictures are generally of pretty good quality”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was neat.

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Well Made

Six owners who purchased the Sony DSC-W620 reckoned that it was well made. Amazon.co.uk said “This system is well engineered and put together” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “This is a good solid box, with lots of expansion capabilities, uses 5.25" SATA or SAS drives, i made the mistage of buying the 2.5" drives” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Outstanding build quality, hard drive back plane” in their review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Amazon.co.uk said “It seems sturdy enough and monitor does not wobble when you type”. Pingram mentioned on Amazon “Compact and sturdy” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W620 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99), and the DMC-FS40 both from Panasonic or the Nikon L120 is also worth considering.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W620 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-W620 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera maximum image resolutions range from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-W620 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-W620 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98), or the GE A1455.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-W620 features face detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also feature face detection.

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Very Light

Medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg. With a weight of only 0.1 kilograms, the Sony DSC-W620 is one of the lighter medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-W620 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-W620 has one of the bigger digital zooms (10 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x.

Alternative 10x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W580.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Rollei Compactline 750 (12x and higher rated), the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-W630 (20x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-W620 has a quite small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W580, the Fujifilm AX650, and the Nikon Coolpix S1200 ($200) is also worth considering.

If this medium megapixel camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x and higher rated), the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated), or the 3200 (6x and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the DSC-W620 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Support

Good Support

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good technical guidance. Four years ago William Salamander gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “The in-camera help has sometimes been helpful” in his review of the Sony DSC-W620. William Salamander also said “The enclosed manual is good for throwing one back on one's own resources” in his review.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Sony digital camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw620s
Barcodes 00027242843592, 00027242843608, 00027242843615, 00033172032272, 00033172032296, 04905524833348, 04905524833355, 04905524833362, 04905524833379, 04905524833386, 04905524833393, 04905524833409, 04905524833416, 04905524833423, 04905524855395, 04905524855401, 04905524855517, 09781334567902

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