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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 over the Sony Cybershot W510.
 
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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
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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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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
        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 Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $138

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $305

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        3D Captures 3D images
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        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-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Heavier
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $89

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $109

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

        Sony Cybershot W560

        Compact

        $119

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Weight Slightly heavier

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