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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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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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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $92.31 vs $144.95
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W530:$144.95
              DSC-W610:$92.31
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Macro focus Excellent 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              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-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

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

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $130

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

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              $88

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $320

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

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

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $114

              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Compact

              $79

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

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

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