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Sony A9 II vs Sony W610

Portability
62
Imaging
77
Features
93
Overall
83
Sony Alpha A9 Mark II front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610 front
Portability
97
Imaging
38
Features
20
Overall
30

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 Key Specs

Sony A9 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 678g - 129 x 96 x 76mm
  • Launched October 2019
  • Previous Model is Sony A9
Sony W610
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 113g - 93 x 52 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 Overview

Below, we will be reviewing the Sony A9 II and Sony W610, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both offered by Sony. There exists a substantial gap between the resolutions of the A9 II (24MP) and W610 (14MP) and the A9 II (Full frame) and W610 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor sizes.

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The A9 II was launched 7 years later than the W610 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Sony A9 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony W610 being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the A9 II scores against the W610 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony A9 II over the Sony W610

 A9 II W610 
LaunchedOctober 2019January 2012More recent by 95 months
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1440k230kClearer screen (+1210k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony W610 over the Sony A9 II

 W610 A9 II 

Common features in the Sony A9 II and Sony W610

 A9 II W610 
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera often, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Sony A9 II comes with outside measurements of 129mm x 96mm x 76mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.0") and a weight of 678 grams (1.49 lbs) while the Sony W610 has measurements of 93mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7") along with a weight of 113 grams (0.25 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are working with during that time. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the A9 II against the W610.

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A9 II and W610 is 62 and 97 respectively.

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 top view buttons comparison

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to envision the contrast between sensor measurements merely by reviewing specs. The visual underneath should provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the A9 II and W610.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The A9 II because of its bigger sensor will make getting shallow DOF less difficult and the Sony A9 II will deliver more detail utilizing its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The fresher A9 II will have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 sensor size comparison

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A9 II Portrait photography information
Sony W610 Portrait photography information
86
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
29
decent MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony A9 II as a Street photography camera
Sony W610 as a Street photography camera
79
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
comes with touch focus
weather proof
good high ISO (51,200)
56
lighter than competition in class (113g)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony A9 II
Sports photography with Sony W610
88
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
fast continuous shooting (20.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
better than average battery power (690 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
27
decent MP (14 megapixels)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony A9 II as a Travel photography camera
Sony W610 as a Travel photography camera
73
better than average battery power (690 per charge)
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch focus
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
69
lighter than competition in class (113g)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A9 II as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W610 as a Landscape photography camera
87
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
good high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
better than average battery power (690 CIPA)
has dual storage slots
33
really wide (26mm)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not possible
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A9 II as a Vlogging camera
Sony W610 as a Vlogging camera
36
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone jack
screen is not selfie friendly
28
really wide (26mm)
lighter than competition in class (113g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have mic port
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Sony A9 II vs Sony W610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A9 II and Sony W610
 Sony Alpha A9 Mark IISony Cyber-shot DSC-W610
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha A9 Mark II Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610
Type Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2019-10-03 2012-01-10
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip BIONZ X BIONZ
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.6 x 23.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 847.3mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6000 x 4000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 51200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 204800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 693 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount Sony E fixed lens
Lens focal range - 26-105mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture - f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range - 4cm
Total lenses 121 -
Crop factor 1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 1,440 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,686 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.78x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 1s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/1600s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/32000s -
Continuous shutter speed 20.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 3.50 m
Flash options Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 678 gr (1.49 lb) 113 gr (0.25 lb)
Dimensions 129 x 96 x 76mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.0") 93 x 52 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 690 photos 250 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FZ100 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 secs + continuous, 3 or 5 frames) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Dual One
Pricing at release $4,498 $200