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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x55x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the W510's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 810 ms vs 1020 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens, Digital vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 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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Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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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-W310:95x55x19 mm
Thickness Thin Help
W510:0.8"
DSC-W310:0.7"
Weight Light weight Help
W510:119 g
DSC-W310:137 g
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
W510:2s
DSC-W310:1s
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
W510:810 ms
DSC-W310:1020 ms
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
W510:1.2 fps
DSC-W310:1.1 fps
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Movie format Standard resolution video Help
W510:480p @ 30fps
DSC-W310:480p
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.7"
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
W510:4.4x
DSC-W310:4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Compact

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly heavier
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200

Compact

$74

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78 - $80

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$99

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$794

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$220

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Heavier

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon Coolpix S200

Nikon Coolpix S200

Ultra compact

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Kodak EasyShare Z1285

Kodak EasyShare Z1285

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$86 - $98

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Compact

$97

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger

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