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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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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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
              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:$129.99
              DSC-W530:$144.95
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W510:1.2 fps
              DSC-W530:1 fps
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              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 CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $145

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

              Compact

              $263

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              $88

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $320

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

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