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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
 

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
Slightly cheaper
$65.00 vs $97.99
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (more than 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
              W510:96x54x19 mm
              DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              W510:0.8"
              DSC-W610:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510:119 g
              DSC-W610:113 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510:$65.00
              DSC-W610:$97.99
              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
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              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 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-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
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus T-100

              Olympus T100

              Compact

              $99

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Samsung S860

              Samsung S860

              Compact

              $125

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              AgfaPhoto DC-600uw

              Agfa DC-600uw

              Compact

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $194

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $93

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

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

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