Sony Cybershot W570 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W570

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Macro focus
Great macro
4.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W570.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

differences

Advantages of the Sony W570

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the W570's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$110.99 vs $159.97
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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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
              W57091×52×20 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              W570f/2.6
              DSC-W610f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              W570116 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              W5700.8"
              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
              W5702s
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              W5705.0 cm
              DSC-W6104.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              W570720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              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
              W5705x
              DSC-W6104x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Macro focus Excellent macro capabilities Help
              W5705.0 cm
              DSC-W6104.0 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W570$110.99
              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
              W57028 mm
              DSC-W61026 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $80

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Samsung ES73

              Samsung ES73

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Size Is slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $249

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $228

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

              Sony Cybershot W580

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Digicam

              $807

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

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              Brittmichelle (3:58 PM, March 12, 2012)
              the 610 does have panoramic