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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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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"
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
W510:4.4x
DSC-W530:4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

Sony Cybershot W560

Compact

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Compact

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly heavier
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$99 - $128

Movie format Records lower quality movies
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

Thickness Slightly thinner
Aperture Narrower aperture
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78 - $80

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Thickness Much thicker
Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72

Ultra compact

$73

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen size Larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$220

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$99

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Slightly 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
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$180 - $300

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Size Slightly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $130

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Sony Cybershot W530
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Sony Cybershot W530

discussion

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