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

Sony Cybershot W510

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
119 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
 

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
Help
Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
96x54x19 mm vs 98x56x20 mm
Help
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
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510:$99.89
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              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

              $95 - $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $55

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

              Travel zoom

              $233

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $191

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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