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Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
28
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front
Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 Key Specs

Canon A2400 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 94 x 54 x 20mm
  • Introduced February 2012
Sony W620
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 116g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Released January 2012
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Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 Overview

The following is a extensive comparison of the Canon A2400 IS and Sony W620, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Canon and Sony. The sensor resolution of the A2400 IS (16MP) and the W620 (14MP) is very comparable and both cameras posses the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A2400 IS was announced very close to the W620 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief overview of how the A2400 IS grades vs the W620 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2400 IS over the Sony W620

 A2400 IS W620 

Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Canon A2400 IS

 W620 A2400 IS 

Common features in the Canon A2400 IS and Sony W620

 A2400 IS W620 
ReleasedFebruary 2012January 2012Same age
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display size
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera often, you'll have to consider its weight and size. The Canon A2400 IS has got exterior measurements of 94mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Sony W620 has specifications of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are using at the time. The following is a front view dimensions comparison of the A2400 IS versus the W620.

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A2400 IS and W620 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's tough to picture the contrast in sensor dimensions only by seeing technical specs. The image underneath should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the A2400 IS and W620.

As you can tell, both the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Canon A2400 IS to provide greater detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images a bit more aggressively.

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 sensor size comparison

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2400 IS Portrait photography highlights
Sony W620 Portrait photography highlights
35
good MP (16 megapixels)
features face detect focus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
34
megapixel count good (14MP)
features face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A2400 IS
Street photography with Sony W620
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
56
lighter than competition (116 grams)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A2400 IS
Sports photography with Sony W620
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
features tracking focus
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (190 CIPA)
does not have phase detect auto focus
33
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
features tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2400 IS Travel photography information
Sony W620 Travel photography information
66
lighter than competition in class (126g)
good MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (190 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
68
lighter than competition (116g)
megapixel count good (14MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon A2400 IS
Landscape photography with Sony W620
38
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
not so great battery life (190 CIPA)
does not have Time Lapse function
33
decently wide (28mm)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2400 IS as a Vlogging camera
Sony W620 as a Vlogging camera
33
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic socket
30
decently wide (28mm)
features face detect focus
lighter than competition (116g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic support
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Canon A2400 IS vs Sony W620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2400 IS and Sony W620
 Canon PowerShot A2400 ISSony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Model type Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-02-07 2012-01-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focusing distance 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 2s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 126 grams (0.28 lbs) 116 grams (0.26 lbs)
Physical dimensions 94 x 54 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 190 photographs 220 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-11L NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $149 $102