Sony A6300 vs Sony W620

Sony Alpha a6300 front
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 Key Specs

Sony A6300
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 404g - 120 x 67 x 49mm
  • Released February 2016
  • Superseded the Sony A6000
  • Refreshed by Sony A6500
Sony W620
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 116g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2012
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Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Sony A6300 vs Sony W620, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are sold by Sony. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the A6300 (24MP) and W620 (14MP) and the A6300 (APS-C) and W620 (1/2.3") possess different sensor sizing.

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The A6300 was manufactured 4 years after the W620 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Sony A6300 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Sony W620 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight into a thorough comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the A6300 scores vs the W620 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony A6300 over the Sony W620

 A6300 W620 
AnnouncedFebruary 2016January 2012More modern by 50 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution922k230kCrisper screen (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Sony A6300

 W620 A6300 

Common features in the Sony A6300 and Sony W620

 A6300 W620 
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and proportions. The Sony A6300 comes with exterior measurements of 120mm x 67mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9") and a weight of 404 grams (0.89 lbs) whilst the Sony W620 has measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs).

Take a look at the Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the A6300 against the W620.

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A6300 and W620 is 83 and 96 respectively.

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 top view buttons comparison

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizes purely by going through a spec sheet. The image here might provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the A6300 and W620.

Clearly, each of these cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The A6300 featuring a bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow DOF simpler and the Sony A6300 will produce greater detail due to its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The more modern A6300 provides an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 sensor size comparison

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A6300 Portrait photography highlights
Sony W620 Portrait photography highlights
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
saves RAW files
MP count good (14MP)
supports face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony A6300 Street photography information
Sony W620 Street photography information
has a tilting screen
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
very good high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
lighter than competition in class (116g)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony A6300 Sports photography factors
Sony W620 Sports photography factors
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
has phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
MP count good (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony A6300 Travel photography advice
Sony W620 Travel photography advice
weather proofing
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen isn't selfie friendly
lighter than competition in class (116g)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A6300 Landscape photography advice
Sony W620 Landscape photography advice
you can focus manually
change lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3")
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
lack of image stabilization
quite wide (28mm)
MP count good (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A6300 Vlogging highlights
Sony W620 Vlogging highlights
comes with face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has mic port
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
quite wide (28mm)
supports face detection focusing
lighter than competition in class (116g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not contain selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone port
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Sony A6300 vs Sony W620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A6300 and Sony W620
 Sony Alpha a6300Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha a6300 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
Category Advanced Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Released 2016-02-03 2012-01-10
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by BIONZ X BIONZ
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6000 x 4000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 25600 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 425 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens mount type Sony E fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.2-6.5
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Number of lenses 121 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 922 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Display tech - Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,359 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 2 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 11.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 3.00 m
Flash options Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (24p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 404 grams (0.89 lbs) 116 grams (0.26 lbs)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9") 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 85 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 24.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1437 not tested
Battery life 400 images 220 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FW50 NP-BN
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $889 $102