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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Digital, Lens 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 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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recommendations

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
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        W510:1.2 fps
        DSC-W620:1.1 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        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 DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $109

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $169

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        3D Captures 3D images
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138 - $153

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

        Sony Cybershot W520

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $88 - $95

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

        Compact

        $152

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier

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