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
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
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
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
4.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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
$86.21 vs $175.00
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The best price we've seen is $89 cheaper (2x 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
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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recommendations

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 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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              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

              $97 - $98

              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 Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $180

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $95

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $147

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              $163

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $116

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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