As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-W510's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot W570 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W180) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix TS25 and the Lumix DMC-FP5)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W510 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 32 mm), is newer (february 2011 vs august 2010) and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it is not waterproof and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180
1 year older
$180

Significant advantages of the DSC-W180 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W180 (vs the W510)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the DSC-W180 and W510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25
1 year newer
$200

Significant advantages of the TS25 (vs the W510)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TS25 (vs the W510)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.7
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the TS25 and W510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Fujifilm FinePix AV200
similar age

Significant advantages of the AV200 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AV200 (vs the W510)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the AV200 and W510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×54×20 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the W510)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the W510)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.7

common strengths of the DMC-FP5 and W510

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×59×18 mm) vs Super compact (96×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S5100

Nikon Coolpix S5100
6 months older
$180

Significant advantages of the S5100 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 (vs the W510)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5100 and W510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×54×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the W510)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the W510)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and W510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×54×20 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W510 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (DigitalLens vs sensor shift) and is newer (february 2011 vs january 2010).

However, on average it has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
similar age

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the W510)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and W510

  • None found

Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F
1 year newer
$177

Significant advantages of the WB30F (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WB30F (vs the W510)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB30F and W510

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
1 year older
$118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the W510)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and W510

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S500

Nikon Coolpix S500
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S500 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S500 (vs the W510)

  • None found

common strengths of the S500 and W510

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
10 months newer
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the W510)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and W510

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the W510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the W510)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and W510

  • None found