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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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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)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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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"
        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
        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 Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash 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 Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Compact

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

        Sony Cybershot W510

        Compact

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        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
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $131

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Thickness Much thicker
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

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