Sony Cybershot W510 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
4.0 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510.
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the W510's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
119 g vs 137 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W310

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Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.51 vs $169.45
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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 Very small Help
              W51096×54×20 mm
              DSC-W31095×55×19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              W5100.8"
              DSC-W3100.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W310137 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510$169.45
              DSC-W310$129.51
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              W5102s
              DSC-W3101s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W3101.1 fps
              Movie format Standard resolution video Help
              W510480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W310480p
              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-W3104x

              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Compact

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $80

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

              Compact

              $108

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung TL105

              Samsung TL105

              Ultra compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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