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

Sony Cybershot W510 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

51

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
119 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Weight
Light-weight
116 g
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
96×54×20 mm vs 98×56×20 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
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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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              W51096×54×20 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510$124.88
              DSC-W620$115.98
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              W5104.0 cm
              DSC-W6205.0 cm
              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
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              W510480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W620720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $95

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              $285

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $155

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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