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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens

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.

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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$124.88 vs $173.00
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              W51096x54x19 mm
              DSC-W53092x52x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              W510Digital, Lens
              DSC-W530Lens
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              W510810 ms
              DSC-W530570 ms
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W5304x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              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 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
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $107

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Samsung ES73

              Samsung ES73

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $129

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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