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2012-03-06 02:12 | Source
On January 9 2012, Sony announced three new entry-level additions to the Cyber-shot line of point-and-shoot cameras - DSC-W610, DSC-W620, and DSC-W650. All three cameras utilize Sony's Super HAD CCD sensor technology, which is designed to better capture light than traditional CCD sensors by making use of a second set of microlenses on the chip. All three cameras also features an Intelligent Auto shooting mode.

The DSC-W620 features a 14.1 Megapixels Super HAD CCD image sensor, 28mm equivalent lens with 5x optical zoom, 2.7 inch LCD screen, 4 Picture Effects allowing for creative styled photographs, 720p HD Movie mode, 360 Sweep Panorama mode, Intelligent Auto mode with 33 scene recognition patterns, and SteadyShot image stabilization. The DSC-W620 camera is available in silver, black and red for approximately $120. Here's the summary of review by DPInterface:

"The Sony Cyber-shot W620 is a pretty basic camera. It has 14 megapixels, a 5X optical zoom lens, decent battery life, 2.7 inch LCD display and automatic controls (plus scene modes). As you would probably expect from a simple camera like this one, it comes with a very affordable price tag and is easy to use. The low cost of the camera, however, is reflected by its 'cheap' feeling buttons and flimsy bottom compartment door; though the camera has a pretty stylish two-tone design and comes in very compact and lightweight dimensions. The Sony Cyber-shot W620 has an Intelligent Auto mode which lets the camera automatically pick a scene mode for you. You can also pick a scene mode yourself, though there is a smaller variety of scene modes on the W620 than Sony's more expensive cameras. One feature that has trickled down from higher-end models is the Sony W620's Sweep Panorama mode, where the camera can automatically make an 11 megapixel panorama as you pan the camera from side-to-side. The movie mode on the Sony W620 is very basic, maxing out at just 720p Standard HD (in comparison, some high-end smartphones these days can do 1080p Full HD). The camera's playback mode is just as basic, with the only notable features being sharpening and redeye removal tools, while its performance is acceptable for a camera this price, but sluggish in comparison to slightly pricier cameras.

The Sony Cyber-shot W620 isn't a particularly impressive digital camera. At a little over $100, the camera sure is cheap, but it also extremely basic and cuts plenty of corners; notably in image quality, movie mode and performance. If you can't stretch your budget and don't have a capable camera on your phone, then the Sony W620 will deliver more versatility than on older smartphones like, say, the iPhone 3GS. However, I would recommend shelling out a little more cash and getting a better camera. Stay tuned to our camera reviews page as we review more cameras in the coming weeks."

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