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
3.0"
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510. Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330.

differences

Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, 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
$124.88 vs $168.88
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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"
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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              W51096x54x19 mm
              DSC-W33096x57x17 mm
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Movie format Standard resolution video Help
              W510480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W330480p
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              W5101.2 fps
              DSC-W3301.8 fps
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              W5104.4x
              DSC-W3304x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $108

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $140

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-W150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung PL210

              Samsung PL210

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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