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Sony W350 vs Sony W620

Portability
97
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front
Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 Key Specs

Sony W350
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.7-5.7) lens
  • 117g - 91 x 52 x 17mm
  • Announced January 2010
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
  • Released January 2012
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Sony W350 vs Sony W620 Overview

Here is a comprehensive assessment of the Sony W350 versus Sony W620, former being a Ultracompact while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are created by Sony. The sensor resolution of the W350 (14MP) and the W620 (14MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The W350 was announced 24 months earlier than the W620 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Sony W350 being a Ultracompact camera and the Sony W620 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight to a complete comparison, here is a simple summation of how the W350 scores against the W620 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony W350 over the Sony W620

 W350 W620 

Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Sony W350

 W620 W350 
ReleasedJanuary 2012January 2010Fresher by 24 months

Common features in the Sony W350 and Sony W620

 W350 W620 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size2.7"2.7"Same screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera, you are going to need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Sony W350 has got physical measurements of 91mm x 52mm x 17mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") with a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs) while the Sony W620 has dimensions of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs).

Compare the Sony W350 versus Sony W620 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are working with at that time. Here is a front view scale comparison of the W350 vs the W620.

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the W350 and W620 is 97 and 96 respectively.

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 top view buttons comparison

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing merely by reading through specifications. The visual underneath will offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the W350 and W620.

Plainly, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical resolution so you can expect similar quality of photos but you should always consider the launch date of the products into consideration. The older W350 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 sensor size comparison

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W350 vs Sony W620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W350 Portrait photography highlights
Sony W620 Portrait photography highlights
28
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
34
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony W350
Street photography with Sony W620
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
56
lighter than others in class (116g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony W350 as a Sports photography camera
Sony W620 as a Sports photography camera
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
33
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W350 Travel photography factors
Sony W620 Travel photography factors
66
good megapixels (14MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
68
lighter than others in class (116 grams)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W350 Landscape photography information
Sony W620 Landscape photography information
38
relatively wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
33
rather wide (28mm)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7")
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W350 Vlogging highlights
Sony W620 Vlogging highlights
29
relatively wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic jack
30
rather wide (28mm)
offers face detection autofocus
lighter than others in class (116g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone port
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Sony W350 vs Sony W620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W350 and Sony W620
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
Category Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-01-07 2012-01-10
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
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Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-105mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.7-5.7 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech - Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 2s 2s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.80 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 117g (0.26 lbs) 116g (0.26 lbs)
Physical dimensions 91 x 52 x 17mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 - 220 pictures
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BN1 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro HG-Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
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