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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 vs Sony Cybershot W510

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

54

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

52

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
Digital, Lens

differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weight
Slightly lighter
119 g vs 128 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$65.00 vs $118.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
More than 10% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.8 fps vs 1.2 fps
Help
More than 50% faster continuous shooting
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              W510:96x54x19 mm
              DSC-W330:96x57x17 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              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:$65.00
              DSC-W330:$118.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W510:1/1500s
              DSC-W330:1/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              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
              W510:1.2 fps
              DSC-W330:1.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Compact

              $84

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Compact

              $91

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              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
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $145

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

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