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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot W510

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510.
Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot W530.

differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$98.90 vs $173.00
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W530

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
570 ms vs 810 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Slightly smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 96×54×20 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
              W51096×54×20 mm
              DSC-W53093×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              W510
              1. Digital
              2. Lens
              DSC-W530
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W530113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W5101/1500s
              DSC-W5301/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              W510810 ms
              DSC-W530570 ms
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W5301 fps
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W5304x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $99

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $157

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $145

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Compact

              $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $118

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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