Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot W530

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Runner-up

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
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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)
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.95 vs $153.19
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The best price we've seen is $23 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W530:92x52x19 mm
              DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              DSC-W530:f/2.7
              DSC-W610:f/2.8
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W530:$129.95
              DSC-W610:$153.19
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W530:2s
              DSC-W610:1s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              DSC-W530:570 ms
              DSC-W610:480 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash 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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $96 - $98

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $112

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $102

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Compact

              $350

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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