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Sony DSC-W510

71

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Sony DSC-W510

$239.00
$158.98 $80 cheaper than 25 days ago
Sony DSC-W510
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A good spec and award winning compact camera
Compact 12.1MP 4x No Jan 2011
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W510 12.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Red)
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Refurbished - Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W510 12.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Red)
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Sony DSC-W510 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W510 number 611 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
160 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 75%, based on 160 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Experience the whole picture
Beautiful portraits made simple
Better looking pictures made easy
Pack more into every scene
Upload the moment
Lower than average megapixels
Does not feature contrast adjustment

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $239 to $158.98 in the last 25 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 65% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Sony DSC-W510 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony DSC-W510?

The Sony DSC-W510 is 96mm wide and 54mm tall. It is 19.9mm deep and weighs 103g.

Sony DSC-W510 front dimensions
Sony DSC-W510 size in context

Sony DSC-W510 In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony DSC-W510 of £48.00 ($48.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $110.98.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The DSC-W510's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is in the lowest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-W510's optical zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 57% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the DSC-W510 of 0.667s is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The DSC-W510's weight of only 103g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lighter than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

Like most other digital cameras, the DSC-W510 does not feature contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W510 features smile detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony DSC-W510 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 80% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W510 features smile detection. 97% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DSC-W510 of 8x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The DSC-W510's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Sony DSC-W510 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The DSC-W510's maximum playback zoom of only 1x is very low compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 97% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dscw510bceh, sony dscw510pceh, sony silver121mp, sony dscw510rceh, dscw510bcee8, dscw510rcee8, dscw510pcee8

Barcodes:

00027242813236, 00027242813243, 00613165711317, 03610170013365, 03610170013822, 03610170553847, 04905524755725, 04905524755732, 04905524755749, 04905524755787, 04905524755794, 04905524755848, 04905524755961, 04905524755985, 04905524755992, 04905524756067, 04905524756081, 07501450761310, 07501450761327, 07501450761334

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