Updated (January 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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
Help
Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Slightly smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 96×54×20 mm
Help
More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
113 g vs 119 g
Help
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 Very small Help
              W51096×54×20 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Weight Very light 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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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

              $88 - $110

              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 - $111

              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 - $105

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Casio Exilim EX-Z800

              Casio Exilim EX-Z800

              Ultra compact

              $202

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              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 Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $161

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              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 Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $483

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Kodak EasyShare M550

              Kodak EasyShare M550

              Compact

              $130

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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