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Sony DSC-W510 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 4x CCD 1/2.3" Sep 2013
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13 Reasons For

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 14,929 expert and user reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the Coolpix L320 both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350 ($267.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W510 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W510. The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W510 range from 1x to 810x.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The DSC-W510 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W510 also support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, and the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-W510 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W510. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-W510 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this digital camera. The playback modes slide show are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony DSC-W510 is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes rotating and trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Light

The weights of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W510 range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of only 103 grams, the DSC-W510 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. The DSC-W510 is fairly thin (only 19.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W510.

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Short

At only 54 millimeters, the Sony DSC-W510 is quite short compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W510. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W510 the heights range from 16mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony DSC-W510 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago which have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-W510 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W510.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W510 the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The DSC-W510 has a quite small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 115 HS which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (4.2x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00) (4.6x and higher rated).

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Sony DSC-W510 has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W510.

We compared this camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90, and the Canon IXUS 230 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P330 (12.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-W510 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-W510 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The DSC-W510 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest screen size of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W510 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX200, and the Canon PowerShot A810 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-RX1R (3"), the Canon PowerShot N100 ($304.00) (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix L820 ($284.00) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-W510 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-W510 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The DSC-W510 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-W510 does not have a GPS. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W510 are not waterproof. The Sony DSC-W510 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-W510 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x. The DSC-W510 has one of the lower maximum playback zooms (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-W510 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W510. The image format "JPEG" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W510

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over six years.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
White Balance Mode
Sharpness Level
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(6)
1 May 2011

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 review verdict The Sony Cyber-shot W510 is a 12.1 Megapixel compact with a 4x optical zom and a 2.7inch LCD screen. It's the cheapest of four W-series Cyber-shots launched...

Camera Labs

4 April 2011

If you have a limited budget or need a cheap camera for a gift, there are lots of better options than the W510...

Bom e barato. Geralmente essa combinação funciona e na câmera compacta Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 não é diferente. Com boa qualidade de imagens, esse modelo peca por ter um acabamento que...

2 September 2011

Recomendada a los usuarios que apenas están empezando a tomar fotografías y buscan un equipo sencillo para llevar a fiestas, conciertos o vacaciones. Gracias a sus funciones automáticas...

21 March 2012

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26mm super-wide-angle
Slim and light, easy to pocket
Easy to use Sweep Panorama feature
Dedicated stillmoviepano mode switch
Fairly stylish for the price
Poor high ISO performance
Poor screen viewing angle
Exposure data only on bright screen option
Digital Steadyshot relatively ineffective
Terrible LCD screen
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User Reviews

(54)
Reviewed 1 July 2011 by Jonathan Clark

I shopped around for a compact digital camera and looked at ones from Nikon to Fuji to Panasonic. For the money and what it does this camera is fantastic value. The great thing about it is that is... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2011 by Marksavile

I'll admit first off that I'm in no way an expert on cameras, but to me this is a great little camera. And I say little because it is very small and light, smaller than wallet size for example,... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2011 by Grace lee
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is very good when taking photos in low light conditions, it tends to use the flash a lot when it is on auto so sometime your photos will be over exposed a little. i found this camera... Read more…

Reviewed 31 October 2011 by John F.

This camera appeals only in one area - compactness. Small, slim and sleek design taking up little room and easy to put away in a pocket without taking up much room. Overall built quality is pretty... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2011 by J. B
(Verified Purchase)

My previous SONY let me down but I decided to give them another try. I haven't done any experimenting with the panorama or video yet but had good results with the basic feature. This is a very... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw510, dscw510p, dscw510r, dscw510b, dscw510s, DSCW510/R, dscw510/p, dscw510pceh, dscw510rceh, dscw510bceh, dscw510sceh, dscw510rcee8, sonydscw510s, dscw510bcee8, dscw510scee8, dscw510p.ceh, sony dscw510, dscw510r.ceh, dscw510pcee8, sony dscw510p, dscw510silver, sony dscw510r, dscw510p.cee8, dscw510r.cee8, sony dscw510b
Barcodes 00027242808546, 00027242813236, 00027242813243, 00027242813250, 00033172020453, 03610170013365, 03610170013822, 03610170553847, 04905524755725, 04905524755732, 04905524755749, 04905524755787, 04905524755794, 04905524755848, 04905524755961, 04905524755985, 04905524755992, 04905524756067, 04905524756081, 07501450761310, 07501450761327, 07501450761334
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