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

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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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
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        W510:96x54x19 mm
        DSC-W530:92x52x19 mm
        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
        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-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $128

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Placeholder

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3

        Pro digicam

        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

        Compact

        $150

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

        Compact

        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Larger

        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
        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Size Slightly smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $250

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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