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 (93×52×19 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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
2.7"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. 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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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$89.25 vs $159.97
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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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
Size
Slightly smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 96×54×20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
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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recommendations

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
              W51096×54×20 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              W510f/2.7
              DSC-W610f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              W5100.8"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W5101/1500s
              DSC-W6101/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              W5102s
              DSC-W6101s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W6101 fps
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W6104x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $95

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $195

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $156

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Digicam

              $805

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Samsung ES70

              Samsung ES70

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $121

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung SH100

              Samsung SH100

              Ultra compact

              $182

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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