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"
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens

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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$109.00 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 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
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W5304x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $200

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              $178

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

              Compact

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Compact

              $55

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $160

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $105

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $88

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 5010

              Olympus Stylus 5010

              Compact

              $166

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $144

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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