Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot W530

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Light-weight
Weight
113 g
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
 

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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$65.00 vs $129.95
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W530

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
570 ms vs 810 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Size
Slightly smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 96x54x19 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
113 g vs 119 g
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Around 10% lighter
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-W530:92x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              W510:Digital, Lens
              DSC-W530:Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510:119 g
              DSC-W530:113 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510:$65.00
              DSC-W530:$129.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W510:1/1500s
              DSC-W530:1/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              W510:810 ms
              DSC-W530:570 ms
              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-W530:1 fps
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              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"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W510:4.4x
              DSC-W530:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

              Compact

              $89

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              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
              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 A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102 - $109

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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
              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 Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $115

              Screen size Larger screen
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $140

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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