Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot W510

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Weight
Light-weight
116 g
Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
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
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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-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 W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $269

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107 - $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              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

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