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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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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
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"
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"
Zoom Poor zoom Help
W510:4.4x
DSC-W530:4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
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-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$144 - $161

Movie format Records lower quality movies
3D Captures 3D images
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Compact

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung TL350

Samsung TL350

Compact

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Pentax Optio LS465

Pentax Optio LS465

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$213

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810

Compact

$169

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
Size Significantly larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Kodak EasyShare M532

Kodak EasyShare M532

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$248 - $300

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$107 - $120

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot A490

Canon PowerShot A490

Compact

Macro focus Better macro capability
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization

appearance

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