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

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-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
 
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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
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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 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-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$160

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$118 - $128

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
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 W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$121

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$130

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Placeholder

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

Compact

$150

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Ultra compact

Thickness Slightly thinner
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

Compact

True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor size Larger sensor
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Size Larger

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $167

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$169

Image stabilization Image stabilization
3D Takes 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Ultra compact

$366

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Weight Heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Compact

$152

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Heavier

appearance

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discussion

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