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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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 Slightly 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
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
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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $98

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Travel zoom

$138

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$163 - $199

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72

Ultra compact

$75

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen size Larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

Compact

Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810

Compact

$71

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
Size Significantly larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

Sony Cybershot W520

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Samsung PL210

Samsung PL210

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Weight Heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

Sony Cybershot W580

Compact

$108

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

appearance

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discussion

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