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Sony DSCW510B Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 4x CCD Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Fairly stylish for the price
Terrible LCD screen
32 Reviews + 1 Award
Camera Labs Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at websites Camera Labs recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, parentesis.com, CNET.com.au and bondfaro.com.br this digital camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 24 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 84%. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 200 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Fairly Stylish for the Price

Eleven owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Camera Labs wrote “Fairly stylish for the price” in their review of the Sony DSC-W510R. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au six years ago “If you have a limited budget or need a cheap camera for a gift, there are lots of better options than the W510” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave the product a score of 68 out of 100. Cnet.com.au also said “Every brand has a cheap little camera to start off each year's crop” in their review.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was expensive. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “The more expensive models adding hi” in their review of this digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Use Sweep Panorama Feature

Seven owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-W510R reckoned that it was easy to use. Camera Labs mentioned six years ago “Easy to use Sweep Panorama feature”. Also six years ago Kwakuvi scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “Even my 4.5 year old son and doughter are able to use it to snap photograph” in their review of this digital camera. Jonathan Clark said on Amazon.co.uk “The great thing about it is that is really simple to use” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Four years ago Ms. F. Thepot mentioned “Little film too, easy to care for and easy to set up on computer too”. One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Alex Thorn mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “If your a gamer i have managed to run COD 4 MW1 on high settings in full 1080p on an external monitor”.

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Robust

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was reliable. Jonathan Clark mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “So if you want a great compact camera from a reliable brand then look no further”. One person who reviewed it considered that it was well made.

Nice Design

Five customers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W510R was good looking. Alex Thorn gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said “Overall this laptop is good looking and very fast” in his review of this digital camera. Alex Thorn also mentioned “So Good looking, great processor, easy RAM upgrade, high index scores, great gaming, brilliant USB3, good sound, good dvd drive” in his review. Alex Thorn also mentioned “O yea and HD webcam is pretty good too!” in his review.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well designed.

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Facebook Photographers Won't Find Too Many Image Quality Issues

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Camera Labs wrote “Facebook photographers won't find too many image quality issues” in their Sony DSC-W510R review. Marksavile mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “It takes great quality pictures and the panoramic picture mode is a nice addition, though it's not something I really use” and rated it 80 out of 100. John F. said “Overall built quality is pretty sturdy”.


Weight & Dimensions

Slim and Light, Easy to Pocket

Seven people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert website Cameralabs.com said six years ago “Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 review verdict The Sony Cyber-shot W510 is a 12.1 Megapixel compact with a 4x optical zom” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sony DSC-W510R a score of 4 stars out of 5. Jonathan Clark said on Amazon.co.uk “What attracted me to it is that it is really light and compact with a simple operation”. Jonathan Clark also said “I shopped around for a compact digital camera and looked at ones from Nikon to Fuji to Panasonic” in his review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Camera Labs mentioned “Slim and light, easy to pocket” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. John F. mentioned “Small, slim and sleek design taking up little room”.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was lightweight. Lulu wrote in her review of this digital camera “It is compact and lightweight and does everything you need from this type of camera” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Marksavile gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “The problem was solved without making the camera too much more bulky to carry”.

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Very Light

The Sony DSC-W510R is quite light (only 103 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. The lightest low megapixel digital camera that came out more than two years ago is 50g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Good Video Capture

Two owners reckoned that the Sony DSC-W510R was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Jonathan Clark rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote six years ago “It's 12.1 megapixels has a 4x optical zoom/26mm wide angle, 6.7cm LCD, Sweep Panorama” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourteen people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Kwakuvi said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The pictures are crystal clear” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ms. F. Thepot wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W510R four years ago “It does nice pictures”. Mel007 scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Walmart.com “It was great! It takes REALLY good pictures/videos”.

One customer reckoned that the product had a good image sensor. Cameralabs.com wrote on Camera Labs six years ago “The W530 has a 14.1 Megapixel sensor, then comes the”.

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Terrible LCD Screen

Four people said in their reviews that it did not have a good screen. Six years ago Camera Labs wrote “Terrible LCD screen” in their review of the Sony DSC-W510R but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Camera Labs also said “Exposure data only on bright screen option” in their review. Camera Labs also wrote “Poor screen viewing angle” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Finaki said in their review of this digital camera “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.”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Five owners who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life. Miss Radka Bartosova said “I agree with the other comments that the compartment for battery comes open very easily”. Alex Thorn said “The battery life is good” in his Sony DSC-W510R review. John F. wrote in his review of this digital camera six years ago “The one design flaw mentioned in some of the other reviews is the battery compartment cover” .

One owner said in their reviews that the product was quick to charge. Six years ago Lulu said on Amazon.co.uk “Only niggle is that the battery charger lead does not stay in charger and when you think it has had enough time to charge” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-W510R supports video capability. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix L19 (£44.85).

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-W510R has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.71x and the biggest is 14x. With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-W510R's digital zoom is one of the biggest amongst cameras of this type and age.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the DSC-W510R has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W510R features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W510R features smile detection. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-W510R has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-W510R is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-W510R has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4608 x 3456 pixels) is actually the best image resolution amongst all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Camera

Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 1x, the highest is 24x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9x. At only 1 times zoom factor, the DSC-W510R has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the DSC-W510R has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix L19 (£44.85).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony optical2x, dscw510r.cee8, sony dscw510p, sony dscw510r, dscw510p.cee8, sony dscw510s, dscw510bcee8, dscw510p.ceh, dscw510r.ceh, dscw510bceh
Barcodes 00027242808546, 00027242813236, 00027242813243, 00027242813250, 03610170013365, 03610170013822, 03610170553847, 04905524755725, 04905524755732, 04905524755749, 04905524755787, 04905524755794, 04905524755848, 04905524755961, 04905524755985, 04905524755992, 04905524756067, 04905524756081, 07501450761310, 07501450761327, 07501450761334

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