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Sony W620 vs Sony WX50

Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 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
  • Introduced January 2012
Sony WX50
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 117g - 92 x 52 x 19mm
  • Released January 2012
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Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Sony W620 versus Sony WX50, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are offered by Sony. The image resolution of the W620 (14MP) and the WX50 (16MP) is very close and they come with the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The W620 was brought out within a month of the WX50 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise view of how the W620 scores versus the WX50 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Sony WX50

 W620 WX50 

Reasons to pick Sony WX50 over the Sony W620

 WX50 W620 
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Common features in the Sony W620 and Sony WX50

 W620 WX50 
ReleasedJanuary 2012January 2012Same generation
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Sony W620 has got external measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs) whilst the Sony WX50 has dimensions of 92mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") with a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you use at the time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the W620 against the WX50.

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the W620 and WX50 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 top view buttons comparison

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to envision the difference in sensor dimensions purely by researching a spec sheet. The picture underneath may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the W620 and WX50.

Clearly, each of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Sony WX50 to result in more detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a little more aggressively.

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 sensor size comparison

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W620 Portrait photography details
Sony WX50 Portrait photography details
34
good resolution (14 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
34
decent MP (16MP)
provides face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony W620 Street photography information
Sony WX50 Street photography information
56
lighter than others (116 grams)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (117 grams)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony W620 Sports photography info
Sony WX50 Sports photography info
33
good resolution (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W620 Travel photography information
Sony WX50 Travel photography information
68
lighter than others (116g)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
no Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
69
lighter than competitors in class (117 grams)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
does not feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony W620
Landscape photography with Sony WX50
33
fairly wide (28mm)
good resolution (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Timelapse recording
38
pretty wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W620 as a Vlogging camera
Sony WX50 as a Vlogging camera
30
fairly wide (28mm)
comes with face detect focusing
lighter than others (116 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone jack
35
pretty wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (117 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic port
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Sony W620 vs Sony WX50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W620 and Sony WX50
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-01-10 2012-01-30
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip BIONZ BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology Clear Photo TFT LCD Clearfoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 2s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 5.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 116 grams (0.26 lbs) 117 grams (0.26 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 92 x 52 x 19mm (3.6" 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 220 pictures 240 pictures
Style 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 recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $102 $250