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

Sony Cybershot W510 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$84.95 vs $109.00
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              W51096x54x19 mm
              DSC-W62098x56x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510$109.00
              DSC-W620$84.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W5101/1500s
              DSC-W6201/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              W510480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W620720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $155

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Compact

              $55

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $416

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $177

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive

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