Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot W510

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens

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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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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$109.00 vs $148.75
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 30% 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
              W51096x54x19 mm
              DSC-W61093x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              W510f/2.7
              DSC-W610f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              W5100.8"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              W510810 ms
              DSC-W610480 ms
              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
              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
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W6104x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $112

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Compact

              $75

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              $180

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $143

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $108

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $85

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

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