Updated (February 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 vs Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot W510

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
113 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Super compact (96×54×20 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the DSC-W530 or W510

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

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Slightly smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 96×54×20 mm
Help
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 Very 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 Very light Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W530113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510$169.45
              DSC-W530$161.28
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W5101/1500s
              DSC-W5301/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W5304x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $154

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $110

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Compact

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-Z800

              Casio Exilim EX-Z800

              Ultra compact

              $204

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $138

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              $164

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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