Updated (January 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot W510 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

50

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×54×20 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
4.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Weight
Light-weight
116 g
Size
Really small
Super compact (98×56×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the W510 or DSC-W620

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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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$112.00 vs $169.45
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (more than 30% 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 Very small Help
              W51096×54×20 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510$169.45
              DSC-W620$112.00
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              W510480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W620720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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 - $96

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $129

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $154

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Compact

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $370 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $125

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $140

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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