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
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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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
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
$117.09 vs $154.12
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              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
              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
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W6104x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              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 - $118

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $95

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $155

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $155

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

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