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

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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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
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.7
        Size Fairly small Help
        W510:96x54x19 mm
        DSC-W530:92x52x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        W510:Digital, Lens
        DSC-W530:Lens
        Weight Light weight Help
        W510:119 g
        DSC-W530:113 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        2 seconds
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        W510:810 ms
        DSC-W530:570 ms
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        W510:1.2 fps
        DSC-W530:1 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Movie format Movie support Help
        480p @ 30fps
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Ultra compact

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        $174 - $176

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $92

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        $209

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S510

        Nikon Coolpix S510

        Ultra compact

        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $129

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $359

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SD1000

        Canon PowerShot SD1000

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $160

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

        Sony Cybershot W560

        Compact

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $129

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Ultra compact

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Thickness Thinner
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $250 - $300

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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