Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot W530

87

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

77

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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

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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recommendations

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)
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              DSC-W530f/2.7
              DSC-W610f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W5300.8"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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
              Macro focus Excellent macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W530$173.00
              DSC-W610$159.97
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Samsung SH100

              Samsung SH100

              Ultra compact

              $182

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Movie format Doesn't record movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $94

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $228

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $174

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Digicam

              $805

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Samsung ES70

              Samsung ES70

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $121

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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