Updated (February 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 vs Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 vs Sony Cybershot W510

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

52

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the DSC-W330 or W510

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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
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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"
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$100.00 vs $169.45
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Movie format Standard resolution video Help
              W510480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W330480p
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W3301.8 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W3304x

              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $170

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $352

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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
              Kodak EasyShare M550

              Kodak EasyShare M550

              Compact

              $130

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $75

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $92

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $164

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $102

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $161

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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