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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W530

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W530's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent ultra compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-W530:92x52x19 mm
        DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Weight Light weight Help
        113 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        DSC-W530:0.8"
        DSC-W610:0.7"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        DSC-W530:2s
        DSC-W610:1s
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        DSC-W530:570 ms
        DSC-W610:480 ms
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        1 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Movie format Movie support Help
        480p @ 30fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        Compared to recent ultra compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        4 cm
        Waterproof Not waterproof Help
        Stay on land
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        26 mm
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $98

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $139 - $160

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

        Sony Cybershot W510

        Compact

        $93

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

        Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $86 - $138

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $300

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung ST66

        Samsung ST66

        Digicam

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $150

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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