Average Camera Review Rating [2 reviews]
On January 5 2011, Sony announced six new Cyber-shot models ranging in price from $110 to $230
- models DSC-W510, DSC-W530, DSC-W560, DSC-W570 as well as DSC-T110 and DSC-H70. These W-series models feature Sweep Panorama mode, SteadyShot image stabilization that reduces blur, iAuto mode that automatically optimizes camera settings plus Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology. The W510 features the following:
- 26mm equivalent lens with 4x optical zoom
- Capture breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama mode
- SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
- 12.1 Megapixels CCD sensor
- 2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
- iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings
The DSC-W510 camera is available in silver, black, pink and red and is currently selling at around $103 (drop from $109 about 1.5 months ago). Here's the summary of review by CameraLabs, giving the camera a rating of 81 out of 100:
"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 is a 12 Megapixel point-and-shoot compact with a 4x zoom lens and 2.7in screen. It has an Intelligent Auto exposure mode with scene recognition, face detect auto focusing and Sony's smile shutter system - one of the best for automatically activating the shutter as soon as someone smiles. It also provides some control over settings like white balance, ISO sensitivity and metering mode in Program exposure mode. The W310 has a dedicated switch on the camera body for selecting between movie and still image capture modes, making it a good choice if you like to shoot video as often or more frequently than stills. While its image quality isn't as good as that of the Nikon COOLPIX S3000 or Canon IXUS 105 / SD1300 IS, it nonetheless takes good quality pictures that all but the most demanding photographers will be more than happy with.
While it's an all-round good performer, however, the W310 lacks any outstanding features or qualities.The selection of scene modes on offer is limited and it lacks anything to compete with Nikon's Panorama Assist scene mode or Canon's Face self-timer. Had Sony included Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation, or its Sweep panorama feature, we can't help feeling it would have made the W310 a better (albeit probably more expensive) camera. Those reservations aside, at this price point the Cyber-shot DSC-W310 represents good value for money and, in terms of the baseline features, a stylish and capable compact that's unlikely to disappoint its target audience."
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|CNET AU: "The W510 loves to play around with its exposures, and definitely not in a good way. Give this camera any opportunity to over-expose in bright situations and it definitely will. Having said that, in a rather ironic fashion, the W510 produces its best images in sunny and well-lit situations. It also does surprisingly well at macro shots, too. Colours are definitely over-saturated, with blues particularly being pumped..." - Apr 06 2011 More »|
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Great camera at a great price., C. E. Addison - Apr 16 2013
Being used to single reflex cameras, it took a bit of getting used to. Picture quality is good as well as ease of operation. My first sojourn into digital photography and I love every minute of it. Great camera, good price. My wife uses it more than I do....
Camera, J. Ballou - Mar 28 2013
I absolutely love this camera! It can do so much and I just love it. The red is stunning, the picture quality is great, and it's very easy to use!...
Flash is very strong, C. Campedelli - Mar 11 2013
I bought this camera as a gift to my mom. She loves it because she can take pictures of her grandchildren and she's a happy camper. But I own a much better camera, so I can tell the difference. The flash on this model is very strong, very bright. Me, as a young adult, am able to deal with the exposure and all of that. My mom, as a 53 year old, can't. She likes it either...
excelente, francisco guarecuco - Mar 01 2013
el equipo cumple contodas las especificaciones que se establecen en el articulo, muy buen equipo, recomendado a los usuarios de los mismos...
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