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Sony W620 vs Sony W830

Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 front
Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
26
Overall
37

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 Key Specs

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
  • Introduced January 2012
Sony W830
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 122g - 93 x 52 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2014
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Sony W620 vs Sony W830 Overview

Below, we will be looking at the Sony W620 versus Sony W830, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Ultracompact and both of them are offered by Sony. There is a noticeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the W620 (14MP) and W830 (20MP) but they come with the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The W620 was brought out 24 months prior to the W830 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Sony W620 being a Compact camera and the Sony W830 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go in to a in depth comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the W620 scores versus the W830 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Sony W830

 W620 W830 

Reasons to pick Sony W830 over the Sony W620

 W830 W620 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014January 2012Newer by 24 months

Common features in the Sony W620 and Sony W830

 W620 W830 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to travel with your camera, you will need to consider its weight and measurements. The Sony W620 provides physical dimensions of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs) while the Sony W830 has proportions of 93mm x 52mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9") with a weight of 122 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Below is the front view physical size comparison of the W620 vs the W830.

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the W620 and W830 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 top view buttons comparison

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's difficult to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions merely by viewing specs. The image below should offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the W620 and W830.

All in all, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Sony W830 to provide you with more detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more aged W620 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 sensor size comparison

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W620 vs Sony W830 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W620 Portrait photography highlights
Sony W830 Portrait photography highlights
34
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
38
megapixel count good (20MP)
supports face detect focus
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony W620
Street photography with Sony W830
56
lighter than others (116g)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony W620 as a Sports photography camera
Sony W830 as a Sports photography camera
33
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
supports tracking focus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W620 as a Travel photography camera
Sony W830 as a Travel photography camera
68
lighter than others (116g)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.2)
67
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony W620
Landscape photography with Sony W830
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Timelapse mode
41
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony W620
Vlogging with Sony W830
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
provides face detection focusing
lighter than others (116 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone jack
32
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic port
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Sony W620 vs Sony W830 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W620 and Sony W830
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
Class Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Introduced 2012-01-10 2014-01-07
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-200mm (8.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.3-6.3
Macro focusing range 5cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology Clear Photo TFT LCD Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 2 seconds 2 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 2.80 m (with ISO auto)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 116 gr (0.26 pounds) 122 gr (0.27 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 93 x 52 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9")
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 220 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-BN NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $102 $128