Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot W510

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
113 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
119 g

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)
Lowest price
Cheaper
$65.00 vs $153.19
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              W510:96x54x19 mm
              DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              W510:f/2.7
              DSC-W610:f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510:119 g
              DSC-W610:113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              W510:0.8"
              DSC-W610:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W510:1/1500s
              DSC-W610:1/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              W510:2s
              DSC-W610:1s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              W510:810 ms
              DSC-W610:480 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Compact

              $91

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

              Compact

              $146

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $101

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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