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

54

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

52

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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm

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
Help
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
$117.09 vs $159.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $43 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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              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 Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              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 Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $155

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $95

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $243

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung ES73

              Samsung ES73

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L21

              Nikon Coolpix L21

              Compact

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

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