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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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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
480 ms shutter lag
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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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$148.14 vs $173.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 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 Fairly small Help
              DSC-W53092x52x19 mm
              DSC-W61093x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              DSC-W530f/2.7
              DSC-W610f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W5300.8"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              113 g
              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
              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 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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $160

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $107

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $109

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $105

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $143

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $85

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

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