The menu system on the W610 is good for getting started, as its big text and icons are easy to read. If you're looking for some of the W610's special controls, however, you have to kinda sift through the menu a bit to find what you need. This can be a bit tedious, and we weren't always impressed by the tiny d-pad on the back of the camera for menu navigation, but it was certainly doable.
Ease of Use
The DSC-W610 is a small, compact camcorder, so it shouldn't look overwhelming to most people when they get their hands on it. The menu system is easy to read, which is another plus for people who don't want to deal with a complicated camera. If you're simply gonna point and shoot with the W610, you shouldn't run into much trouble. The camera is easy to use for that kind of thing. The only problem we ran into was the fact that the shutter button was so small that it was hard to get a good feel for it. We tried to press it down halfway to focus on an image, and the shutter button didn't really respond all the time. Since that's the most important button on the camera, and probably one of the only buttons many people are going to use, it should probably have a better build.
Size & Handling
As a small, budget camera, the W610 handles no different than its big brother, the DSC-W650, or the middle-child in Sony's newest Cyber-shot family, the DSC-W620. All three cameras are nearly identical in size, shape, and weight, and you'd probably have a tough time telling them apart except for the different paint jobs available for each camera.
The dimensions for the W610 are as such: 93 x 52.4 x 19mm and a weight of 113g (including battery).