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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 quality pictures
Heavy and bulky

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this medium megapixel digital camera on average 84 out of 100. 11 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 23,306 expert and owner reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Three people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Nikolaos said in their review of this digital camera “Average camera, good pictures”. Duck Smuggler rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon “Picture quality is excellent for such a small camera”.

Good Screen

Three customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “Large screen helps a lot if you are a programmer” . They also mentioned “You'll spend more time developing and not scrolling around the screen” in their review. And also wrote “Have not found any screen imperfections or dead pixels”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when Sony released the DSC-W620.


Price

Good Value for Money

Six owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Website Amazon.co.uk said “The price is the first thing that should jump out at any one” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Great monitor, great price” in their review. Paul rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Superb value for the price paid, you can not go far wrong! Fully rechargeable”.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of this age and type have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Sony DSC-W620 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Canon A2500 Bundle.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S8200 (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (3" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “The High contrast ratio is a plus as well as is the weight (is not heavy at all” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Very spacious case, excellent cooling, very quiet and very heavy” in their review.

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Good Size

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “The High contrast ratio is a plus as well as is the weight (is not heavy at all” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Very spacious case, excellent cooling, very quiet and very heavy” in their review.

Very Light

The DSC-W620 is fairly light (only 100 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest similar spec camera that has been around for more than two years is 20g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

We compared all the other 100g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm FinePix JV300, and the HP s300 are also worth considering.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-W620 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix S9400.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Sony DSC-W620 does not feature bluetooth.

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Audio

Quiet

Three owners agreed that the Sony DSC-W620 was quiet. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Very quiet case” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. They also wrote “These have quiet fans” in their review.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-W620 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the DSC-W620 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 are also worth considering.

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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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital 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). The video resolution of all cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-W620 has a fairly big digital zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Sony DSC-W580 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Sony camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might 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 smallest optical zoom of medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W620 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the A3350 IS, and the A2400 IS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-W580 are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (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)

At 28 millimeters, the Sony DSC-W620 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Canon SX160 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W620 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-W620 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also feature face detection.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 0.097kg to 180kg, and the average weight is 6.8kg. The DSC-W620 is one of the lighter medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera (only 0.1 kilograms) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-W620 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the DMC-TZ30EF-W, or the DMC-FS40 both from Panasonic or the Nikon L120 which all of have better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W620 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-W620 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Sony camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of this age and type the image resolution ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels to 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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14.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.1 megapixels digital camera.

Other 14.1MP cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the S1100PJ, or the L120 both from Nikon.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the J3 + 11 - 27.5mm (14.2MP and higher rated), or the 1 AW1 (£549) (14.2MP and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Samsung WB250 (14.2MP and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-W620 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years do have an HDMI.

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Features Connection to PC

The Sony DSC-W620 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-W620 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W620 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The DSC-W620 has a quite low playback zoom (max) (only 8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The lowest playback zoom (max) of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x.

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Design

Good Quality

Five people who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Nice looking slick design and seems to have good construction quality” nonetheless they only gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars out of 5. They also said “Initial build quality is superb, all wires routed neatly, bundled” in their review. And also mentioned “Outstanding build quality, hard drive back plane”.

Well Made

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W620 “This system is well engineered and put together” however they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars out of 5.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “It seems sturdy enough and monitor does not wobble when you type” although they scored it 20 out of 100. Pingram mentioned “Compact and sturdy”.

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Product Identifiers

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

Sony DSC-W620 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-W620 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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