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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W570

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony W570

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Image stabilization Image stabilization 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)
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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 Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 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 Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        W570:91x51x19 mm
        DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Weight Light weight Help
        W570:116 g
        DSC-W610:113 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        W570:0.8"
        DSC-W610:0.7"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        W570:2s
        DSC-W610:1s
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        W570:720p @ 30fps
        DSC-W610:480p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        W570:5x
        DSC-W610:4x

        Compared to recent ultra compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        W570:5 cm
        DSC-W610:4 cm
        Waterproof Not waterproof Help
        Stay on land
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        W570:28 mm
        DSC-W610:26 mm
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85

        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $144 - $162

        3D Captures 3D images
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

        Sony Cybershot W580

        Compact

        $108

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $90 - $115

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

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