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Sony W620 vs Sony W650

Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 Key Specs

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
Sony W650
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 124g - 94 x 56 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Sony W620 vs Sony W650 Overview

The following is a complete comparison of the Sony W620 and Sony W650, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both designed by Sony. The image resolution of the W620 (14MP) and the W650 (16MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The W620 was manufactured very close to the W650 which means that they are of a similar generation. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the W620 matches up versus the W650 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Sony W650

 W620 W650 

Reasons to pick Sony W650 over the Sony W620

 W650 W620 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Sony W620 and Sony W650

 W620 W650 
LaunchedJanuary 2012January 2012Similar generation
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to consider its weight and measurements. The Sony W620 features exterior dimensions of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs) and the Sony W650 has proportions of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the W620 compared to the W650.

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the W620 and W650 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 top view buttons comparison

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions simply by reading through a spec sheet. The pic below should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the W620 and W650.

Clearly, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You should count on the Sony W650 to give you more detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively.

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 sensor size comparison

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W620 vs Sony W650 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W620 Portrait photography info
Sony W650 Portrait photography info
34
MP count good (14 megapixels)
offers face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
34
decent megapixels (16MP)
supports face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony W620
Street photography with Sony W650
56
lighter than average (116g)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
63
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (124 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony W620
Sports photography with Sony W650
33
MP count good (14MP)
offers tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W620 Travel photography factors
Sony W650 Travel photography factors
68
lighter than average (116g)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
69
lighter than competition (124 grams)
decent megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
no Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W620 Landscape photography highlights
Sony W650 Landscape photography highlights
33
relatively wide (28mm)
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
43
rather wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W620 as a Vlogging camera
Sony W650 as a Vlogging camera
30
relatively wide (28mm)
offers face detect autofocus
lighter than average (116 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
does not feature selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone jack
33
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
lighter than competition (124g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic socket
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Sony W620 vs Sony W650 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W620 and Sony W650
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2012-01-10 2012-01-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by BIONZ 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 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology Clear Photo TFT LCD Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 2 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
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 format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 116 grams (0.26 lbs) 124 grams (0.27 lbs)
Physical dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" 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 220 images 220 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BN NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $102 $140