Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

56

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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Sony Cybershot W510

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
 

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
Weight
Slightly lighter
119 g vs 128 g
Help
Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W330

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Size
Slightly smaller
96x57x17 mm vs 96x54x19 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
More than 10% thinner
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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
              W510:96x54x19 mm
              DSC-W330:96x57x17 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              W510:0.8"
              DSC-W330:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510:119 g
              DSC-W330:128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W510:$99.89
              DSC-W330:$115.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W510:1.2 fps
              DSC-W330:1.8 fps
              Movie format Standard resolution video Help
              W510:480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W330:480p
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W510:4.4x
              DSC-W330:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $55

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $191

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $250

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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