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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
 
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differences

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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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 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

Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$121

Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Compact

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$98 - $160

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Ultra compact

Thickness Slightly thinner
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
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
Canon PowerShot A800

Canon PowerShot A800

Compact

$99

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$180

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix F5

Panasonic Lumix F5

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$103

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

appearance

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discussion

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