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Sony DSCW510B Digital Camera

12.1MP 4x CCD 1/2.3" Sep 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
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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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this Sony digital camera. Camera Labs gave this Sony camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

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

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 167 owner reviews this compact camera digital camera has an overall owner rating of 86 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony DSC-W510R reviewers agreed that the Sony DSC-W510R was able to produce good images. Erfmuck mentioned “Decent picture (although not quite as good as a Fuji)”. Grace Lee mentioned on Amazon “This camera is very good when taking photos in low light conditions” in her review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Grace Lee also said “I found this camera useful especially at night time or when im going on a night out, so the photos are nice”.

One customer considered that the product had a good image sensor. Expert review site Cameralabs.com wrote “The W530 has a 14.1 Megapixel sensor, then comes the”.

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Good Size

A number of customers reckoned that the product was compact. Cas66 wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-W510R “Very compact and creates very clear pictures” and rated it 5 stars. J. B said six years ago “This is a very compact camera and I can't fault it”. John F. mentioned in his review on Amazon “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” nonetheless he only scored the product 3 stars.

One Sony DSC-W510R owner who bought it concluded that it was thin. John F. wrote on Amazon “Small, slim and sleek design taking up little room”.

One Sony DSC-W510R owner mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Lulu gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon six years ago “It is compact and lightweight and does everything you need from this type of camera” in her review of the Sony DSC-W510R.

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Easy to Use

Nine Sony DSC-W510R owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Cas66 gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Found it easy to use”. Jayne Jones mentioned “Hope to learn how to use it skillfully”. Jhansi mentioned on Amazon “A very easy to use camera does what it says”.

One Sony DSC-W510R owner reckoned that the product was easy to setup. Ms. F. Thepot wrote in their review “Little film too, easy to care for and easy to set up on computer too”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Finaki said “Good value for money”. Jonathan Clark said in his review of the Sony DSC-W510R “Great camera at a terrific price”. Jonathan Clark also wrote “What it does this camera is fantastic value”.

A number of customers who bought it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Jonathan Clark said on Amazon six years ago “With it I bought an 8GB Sandisk memory card for £7.99 which I thought was a really good deal” in his review. Miss Radka Bartosova wrote “If you care about design, then this design looks a bit cheap”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “Every brand has a cheap little camera to start off each year's crop” yet they only rated the Sony DSC-W510R 3 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Several Sony DSC-W510R reviewers concluded that the Sony DSC-W510R had a good battery life. J. B said “It has a rechargeable battery”. Jess said on Amazon six years ago “However, when the camera has charge it is a brilliant camera” in his review of the Sony DSC-W510R but despite that he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. John F. wrote “The one design flaw mentioned in some of the other reviews is the battery compartment cover” in his review of this digital camera nonetheless he only rated the product 60 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W510R was quick to charge. Lulu wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-W510R on Amazon “When you think it has had enough time to charge” and scored the product very highly.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-W510R said that it was good quality. Jess mentioned in his review of this digital camera six years ago “Good quality photos and i enjoy taking landscape photos on a beach or in a busy environment”. Also six years ago John F. mentioned on Amazon “Overall built quality is pretty sturdy”. Marksavile said on Amazon in the same month “It takes great quality pictures and the panoramic picture mode is a nice addition, though it's not something I really use” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

One Sony DSC-W510R owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-W510R concluded that it was reliable. Jonathan Clark mentioned “So if you want a great compact camera from a reliable brand then look no further” in his review of this digital camera.

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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

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Nice Design

One customer considered that it was a good design. One Sony DSC-W510R owner said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-W510R was good looking.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony DSC-W510R reviewer considered that it had a good screen. Finaki wrote “Still has full screen at the back etc” in their review of the Sony DSC-W510R and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Six years ago Finaki rated the Sony DSC-W510R 80 out of 100 and said 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 review of the Sony DSC-W510R.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-W510R reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-W510R said that it had a good zoom. Jonathan Clark said on Amazon 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 the Sony DSC-W510R.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper 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 digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might 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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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-W510R has one of the bigger digital zooms (8 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W510R is 11x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

If this Sony digital 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

The DSC-W510R supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix L19[plb_1637108_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balances

The DSC-W510R has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-W510R. 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 DSC-W510R has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found camera playback is Single image, 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 DSC-W510R has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Sony digital camera. The image editings rotating and trimming are also found on this 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 digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 103 grams, the Sony DSC-W510R is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-W510R. The average weight of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-W510R does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-W510R.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Ingo VIC002O[plb_2322518_price], or the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W510R does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W510R which have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to look at include the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of this spec and age have optical zooms of between 0.17x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-W510R has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-W510R.

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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Quite Low Megapixel

The DSC-W510R has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The megapixels of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-W510R range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (12.2MP) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W510R does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-W510R range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the DSC-W510R has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-W510R.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-W510R do not support wi-Fi. The Sony DSC-W510R is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The DSC-W510R is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-W510R are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the DSC-W510R does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-W510R is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor, the DSC-W510R has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-W510R. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-W510R have playback zoom (max)s of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-W510R is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the DSC-W510R is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The DSC-W510R has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-W510R. The image formats supported "JPEG" is also supported by this camera.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-W510R

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-W510R over three years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
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
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

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 February 2012 by Jhansi

A very easy to use camera does what it says and the price is right. Make sure you give it a full charge at the start...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscw510, dscw510p, dscw510r, dscw510b, DSCW510/R, dscw510/p, dscw510pceh, dscw510bceh, dscw510rceh, dscw510pcee8, dscw510bcee8, dscw510rcee8, sony dscw510, dscw510p.ceh, dscw510r.ceh, dscw510r.cee8, sony dscw510p, sony optical2, sony dscw510r, dscw510p.cee8, sony dscw510s, sony optical2x
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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