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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

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

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Digital, Lens 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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
W510:1.2 fps
DSC-W610:1 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-W610:4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$98

Movie format Records lower quality movies
3D Captures 3D images
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$98 - $108

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$98 - $160

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$121

Shutter lag Has slightly more 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
Canon PowerShot A800

Canon PowerShot A800

Compact

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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 Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$107

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

appearance

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