Sony Cybershot W570

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

70

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

60

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W570

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 91x51x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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
Help
Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.8
Help
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
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$97.99 vs $145.46
Help
The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              W570:$145.46
              DSC-W610:$97.99
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              W570:250 ms
              DSC-W610:480 ms
              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
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              W570:5 cm
              DSC-W610:4 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              W570:28 mm
              DSC-W610:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $139

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $138

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

              Sony Cybershot W580

              Compact

              $104 - $106

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $186

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $114

              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $107

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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