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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
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 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 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
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"
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 DSC-W520

Sony Cybershot W520

Compact

Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$121

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Shutter lag Has much 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 Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

Sony Cybershot H70

Travel zoom

$230

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$98 - $108

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Compact

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Size Larger
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 Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$130

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies

appearance

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discussion

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