Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 over the Sony Cybershot W510.
 
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens, Digital vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the W510's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 96x54x19 mm vs 98x56x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W620

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        W510:96x54x19 mm
        DSC-W620:98x56x20 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        W510:119 g
        DSC-W620:116 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        2 seconds
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        W510:1.2 fps
        DSC-W620:1.1 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        W510:480p @ 30fps
        DSC-W620:720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        W510:4.4x
        DSC-W620:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $109

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $98

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Compact

        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149 - $179

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Weight Heavier
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix L26

        Nikon Coolpix L26

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $83

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $110

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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