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

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Sony Cybershot W510

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x57x17 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
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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"
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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"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $70.00 vs $129.99
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 50% less)
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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:$129.99
              DSC-W330:$70.00
              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

              $145

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $265

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $145

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              appearance

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              discussion

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