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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
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
 
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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-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-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        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
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

        Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $250

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $152

        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

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

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

        Sanyo DSC-AZ1

        Digicam

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $160

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $90

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

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

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