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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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17 Reasons For

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,994 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also 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 cameras of a similar age and spec to 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.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price].

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-W620 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W620 is 12x.

If this Sony digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DSC-W630[pl_1873640_price] (20x), or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (20x) both from Sony or the Rollei Compactline 750[plb_2403900_price] (12x) which is also higher rated.

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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 the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The DSC-W620 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W620 also support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620, the Sony DSC-W620 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W620 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-W620 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 Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Light

With a weight of only 0.1 kilograms, the Sony DSC-W620 is one of the lightest compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W620 amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W620 the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg, and the average weight is 5.2kg.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W620 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W620 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The DSC-W620 has a quite small maximum aperture (6.5) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W620 the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released 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 compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and Exif are also supported by this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W620 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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). Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W620 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The DSC-W620 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-W620 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar 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. Across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W620 the worst display is LCD and the best is OLED.

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Light

Comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The DSC-W620 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 100 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

The DSC-W620 is one of the thinner digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W620 (only 19.8 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W620 have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony DSC-W620 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 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 alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W620 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". The DSC-W620 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] (2.8"), the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (3"), or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W620, the DSC-W620 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-W620 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W620 are also not 3D compatible.

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

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony DSC-W620 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-W620 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W620 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W620 range from 2.7x to 63x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-W620 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W620.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras of this age and spec is 850mAh, and the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W620, the battery capacity of the DSC-W620 of only 600 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W620 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the Sony DSC-W620 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-W620 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620. The flash modes "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 Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-W620 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W620 have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 680h. The DSC-W620 has a quite short maximum battery life (only 1.83 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W620.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-W620 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly 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 Sony camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Sony DSC-W620 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W620. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Sony 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 similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W620.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W620 is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. At 100, the Sony DSC-W620 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-W620.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W620 is 26mm. The DSC-W620 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W620

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 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 the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras that were released more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the DSC-W620 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W620.

We compared this camera to all the other 14.1MP cameras and we think the Ixus 130[pl_377562_price], and the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the WB150[pl_1682907_price] (14.2MP), or the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (14.2MP) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Smile Detection
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
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
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Focal Length
Aperture Range
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR
Macro Focusing Range
Recording Format
Trimming
Battery Pack
Recording Medium

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw620b, sonydscw620b, dscw620bcee8, sony dscw620, sony dscw620r, sony dscw620s, cybershot dscw620, cybershot dscw620b
Barcodes 00027242843592, 00027242843608, 00027242843615, 00033172032272, 00033172032296, 00534310341954, 04905524833348, 04905524833355, 04905524833362, 04905524833379, 04905524833386, 04905524833393, 04905524833409, 04905524833416, 04905524833423, 04905524855395, 04905524855401, 04905524855517, 09781334567902

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