Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

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Sony Cybershot W530

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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
 

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
Help
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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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 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:$129.95
              DSC-W610:$149.97
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W530:2s
              DSC-W610:1s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Macro focus Excellent macro capabilities Help
              4 cm
              Fastest shutter speed Very 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
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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 significantly less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Compact

              $400

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $115

              Screen size Larger screen
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              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-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

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

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