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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
480 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens, Digital vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the W510's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 480 ms vs 810 ms
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More than 40% 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 93x52x19 mm vs 96x54x19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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-W610:93x52x19 mm
Weight Light weight Help
W510:119 g
DSC-W610:113 g
Thickness Thin Help
W510:0.8"
DSC-W610:0.7"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
W510:2s
DSC-W610:1s
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
W510:810 ms
DSC-W610:480 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-W610:1 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-W610:4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $130

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $95

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$187

Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Compact

$87

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly 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-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Travel zoom

$177

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Pro digicam

$140

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Ultra compact

Thickness Slightly thinner
Aperture Narrower aperture
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $656 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$160 - $175

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$90

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Super zoom

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135

Travel zoom

$282

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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