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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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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 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              W510:96x54x19 mm
              DSC-W530:92x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510:119 g
              DSC-W530:113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510:$93.00
              DSC-W530:$109.00
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W510:4.4x
              DSC-W530:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $300

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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