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

53

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330.

differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
vs None
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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
$86.21 vs $164.88
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W330

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Slightly smaller
96×57×17 mm vs 96×54×20 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
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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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recommendations

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-W33096×57×17 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Thickness Thin Help
              W5100.8"
              DSC-W3300.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              W510119 g
              DSC-W330128 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              W5101/1500s
              DSC-W3301/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Movie format Standard resolution video Help
              W510480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W330480p
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W3301.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W3304x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $95

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $175

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $99

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

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