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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and usability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the memory, while the exposure and features get negative comments.

responsiveness, portability, image quality, usability, value for money

features, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W510 Preview


Sony's Cyber-Shot series of cameras is aiming to be both very affordable and simultaneously feature-laden in 2011. Enter the all-new W-series, which range in price from $110-$180. The entry-level Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W510 features a 2.7" LCD viewing...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510


One of four entry-level Cyber-shot compacts announced in January 2011, the Cyber-shot DSC-W510 is a 12 Megapixel model with a 4x optical zoom and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. The next model up the range, the W530 has a 14.1 Megapixel sensor, then comes the...

26mm super-wide-angle ; Slim and light, easy to pocket ; Easy to use Sweep Panorama feature ; Dedicated still/movie/pano mode switch

Poor high ISO performance ; Poor screen viewing angle ; Exposure data only on bright screen option ; Digital Steadyshot relatively ineffective

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, image quality, performance, usability, portability

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W510 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD in Black + 8GB SDHC + Sony Case + Card Reader + Battery Pack


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Great Camera


I am a professional camera but wanted something tiny I could carry with me on my honeymoon and other adventures I go on. This is perfect and takes great, sharp and fast photos... And the video even though isn't HD it's a Great SD. You will get purple...

Panorama mode

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Loved it until it broke


I am very disapponted. Missed 200 pictures at Disnelyland, all of Christmas, New Years... I loved the camera at first, however repairs have had it 2 weeks and can't seem to find anything wrong with it. "Cannot find file" comes up whenever I try to...

Loved the ease of shooting

Only lasted 3 weeks before I had to send in for service

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This camera was a waste of my hard earned money. It's by far the slowest digital I've ever used. The photographs are never focused or exposed correctly. The rechargeable battery is about half the size of the typical rechargeable. I bought this camera...

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Good camera!


I like how it takes pictures it\'s very clear when taking pictures I only had it for a couple weeks and so fare no problems!


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I love Sony. Ever since I purchased my first cyber-shot I fell in love. I Purchased this camera today and soon as I took a picture I was ready to return it. Hopefully I can trade it out for a better Sony camera but as for now, I'm sticking with my...

Light Weight, Great Design

Horrible Pictures

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Do not like it!


I loved everything about this camera except the picture quality! The picture quality is horrible. When I take my memory card to the kiosk to have prints developed the pictures look pixilated. On the pictures that I had zoomed in on and cropped the...

It's light weight. easy to use. rechargeable battery. panoramic pictures

pictures are terrible. resized pictures look pixelated. battery doesn't last that long

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Comfort camera


I have taken few snaps using my friend's camera. DSC-W510/P camera is really too gud. Now I have ordered a new camera using SBI card.

Superb picture clarity, descent zooming, very user-friendly ,sleek design

Nothing to say as of now

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-BN1
Battery Type:Sony NP-BN1


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No