Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot W530

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

76

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
4 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm

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Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot W530. Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

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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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$152.43 vs $173.00
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-W53092x52x19 mm
              DSC-W61093x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              DSC-W530f/2.7
              DSC-W610f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W5300.8"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W5302s
              DSC-W6101s
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              DSC-W530570 ms
              DSC-W610480 ms
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Macro focus Excellent macro capabilities Help
              4 cm
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              26 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $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

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $125

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Movie format Doesn't record movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $157

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $115

              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 Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $74

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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