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

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, 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"

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$65.00 vs $90.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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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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:$65.00
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W510:1/1500s
              DSC-W620:1/1600s
              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
              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

              $153

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $161

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Travel zoom

              $69

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Compact

              $91

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $421

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $111

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $770 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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