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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
 
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              W510:96x54x19 mm
              DSC-W530:92x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              W510:Lens, Digital
              DSC-W530:Lens
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $85 - $98

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $222

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $83

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $119

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              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

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