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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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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        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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Compact

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $109

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $138

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        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 slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $89

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $138

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $260

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $150

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Placeholder

        Sanyo DSC-AZ1

        Digicam

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $169

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

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