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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

55

vs

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

53

Sony Cybershot W510

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 96x57x17 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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
Help
Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$65.00 vs $115.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $50 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
Help
Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
Help
Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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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
              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:$115.00
              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
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $269

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $69

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102 - $109

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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