Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot W530

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

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
  1. Lens
vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
Help
Almost the same
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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
              Size Very small Help
              Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
              Weight Very light Help
              113 g
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W5300.8"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Fastest shutter speed Very 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
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              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

              $118 - $128

              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-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $86

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $165

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $180

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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