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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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Light, compact and comfortable to carry, the Cyber-shot W510 digital camera is your perfect companion for holidays, family get-togethers and more. Superb image quality is teamed with simple,... More
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Camera Labs endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, CNET.com.au, parentesis.com and bondfaro.com.br the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 70 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 86%.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-W510 owners who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Erfmuck wrote “Decent picture (although not quite as good as a Fuji)” in their review of the Sony DSC-W510. Grace Lee mentioned in her review on Amazon “This camera is very good when taking photos in low light conditions”. Grace Lee also wrote “I found this camera useful especially at night time or when im going on a night out, so the photos are nice”.

One Sony DSC-W510 owner who reviewed it wrote that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Cameralabs.com said “The W530 has a 14.1 Megapixel sensor, then comes the”.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Cas66 mentioned “Found it easy to use”. Five years ago Jayne Jones she wrote on Amazon “Hope to learn how to use it skillfully”. Jhansi gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned “A very easy to use camera does what it says”.

One Sony DSC-W510 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Ms. F. Thepot said on Amazon “Little film too, easy to care for and easy to set up on computer too”.

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Good Size

Nine Sony DSC-W510 owners who purchased the product considered that it was compact. Cas66 mentioned on Amazon “Very compact and creates very clear pictures” and gave the product a very good rating. J. B wrote six years ago “This is a very compact camera and I can't fault it”. John F. he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-W510 also six years ago “Frankly when paying this sort of price for a compact camera I would suggest looking at compact models offered by manufacturers who have specialised in photography for years - Canon”.

One Sony DSC-W510 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was thin. Six years ago John F. wrote on Amazon “Small, slim and sleek design taking up little room” nonetheless he gave the Sony DSC-W510 a score of 60 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-W510 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Lulu scored it very highly and she mentioned in her review of the Sony DSC-W510 “It is compact and lightweight and does everything you need from this type of camera”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-W510 reviewers agreed that it had a good battery life. J. B mentioned on Amazon “It has a rechargeable battery”. Jess wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-W510 on Amazon six years ago “However, when the camera has charge it is a brilliant camera” but in spite of that he gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars. John F. said on Amazon “The one design flaw mentioned in some of the other reviews is the battery compartment cover” in his review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-W510 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Lulu wrote “When you think it has had enough time to charge” in her Sony DSC-W510 review.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony DSC-W510 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Jess wrote on Amazon “Good quality photos and i enjoy taking landscape photos on a beach or in a busy environment” in his review however despite that he gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. Six years ago John F. wrote on Amazon “Overall built quality is pretty sturdy” but despite that he gave the Sony DSC-W510 a score of 60 out of 100. Marksavile said “It takes great quality pictures and the panoramic picture mode is a nice addition, though it's not something I really use”.

Robust

One Sony DSC-W510 reviewer who bought the Sony DSC-W510 concluded that it was strong and durable. One customer who purchased the product thought it was reliable. Jonathan Clark said on Amazon six years ago “So if you want a great compact camera from a reliable brand then look no further”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Sony compact cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Sony.

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Nice Design

One Sony DSC-W510 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-W510 said that it was a good design. One Sony DSC-W510 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-W510 thought it was good looking.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person reckoned that it had a good screen. Six years ago Finaki said on Amazon “Still has full screen at the back etc”.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-W510 owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Finaki mentioned on Amazon “Happy with range of features and more importantly that it's RED - colour of his football team! It feels lighter than previous camera's of the same type i've owned.” in their Sony DSC-W510 review and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-W510 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Jonathan Clark wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-W510 on Amazon “It's 12.1 megapixels has a 4x optical zoom/26mm wide angle, 6.7cm LCD, Sweep Panorama” and gave it a very good review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age. 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 cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price], or the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on 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.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] (sd|sdhc), or the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (SD|SDHC) which is also cheaper.

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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 cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W510. Compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W510 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (40x).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W510 which do not support video capability, the DSC-W510 supports video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] which is cheaper.

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Has Six White Balances

The Sony DSC-W510 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W510. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-W510 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks slide show are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-W510 is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings rotating and trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light

The lightest compact camera digital camera that was launched around the same time as the DSC-W510 is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 103 grams, the DSC-W510 is one of the lighter compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-W510 amongst cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-W510 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to consider including the Ingo VIC002O[plb_2322518_price], or the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W510 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago which have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price].

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-W510 range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DSC-W510 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (5x).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the DSC-W510 does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The DSC-W510 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-W510 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the DSC-W510 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-W510 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W510 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W510 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W510 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not waterproof. The DSC-W510 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 1 times zoom factor, the DSC-W510 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-W510 is 9.3x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony DSC-W510 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-W510 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The image formats supported "JPEG" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W510

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-W510 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (12.2MP) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Smile Detection
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
White Balance
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

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

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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

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