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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 349 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the memory and lens, and there are mixed opinions on the image stabilizer and glare.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

battery, screen, zoom, lens, memory

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and focus.

portability, usability, price, image quality, battery

focus, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSCW510 Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera Silver (12.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch LCD)Sony DSCW510 Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera Silver (12.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch LCD)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and performance are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the durability and image quality, and some have doubts about the contrast and memory.

price, usability, portability, performance, design

memory, contrast

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W510 12.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Black)Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W510 12.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510

 

The Sony Cyber-shot W510 is a 12.1 Megapixel compact with a 4x optical zom and a 2.7inch LCD screen. It's the cheapest of four W-series Cyber-shots launched in January 2011, the more expensive models adding higher resolution sensors, bigger screens,...

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

May, 2011

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony W510 Cybershot Digital Camera

 

The W510 is an entry-level compact digital camera, with a 12.1-megapixel sensor. Its big brothers, the W530 and W550, boast a 14.1-megapixel sensor, but nevertheless, 12.1-megapixels is plenty to be going along with. The image quality promises to be...

The lens offers 4x optical zoom as well as a wide 26mm, which means you can capture landscapes and group shots without having to step back so far. If you’d like to take really wide shots however, the W510 has another trick up its sleeve – switch on...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Sony DSC W510

 

Sony DSC W52075/100

Consumer review (sony.com)

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

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Garbage

 

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...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (sony.com)

Disappointed

 

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

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (sony.com)

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

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (sony.com)

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

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Cyber Shot 12.1 MP DSC-W510

 

This a low end digital camera. So low end that it reminds me of cameras produced 4 years ago. I would never have thought it was released a year ago as of this writing. Needless to say, I am very disappointed in the lack of features and the quality of ...

Compact, cheap

Poor picture quality, lack of control

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Camera

Camera file system:
Camera playback:Slide show
Contrast adjustment: No
Histogram: No
Image editing:Rotating, Trimming
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y
Saturation adjustment: No
Sharpness:
Start-up time:Approx. 1.7sec
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / Red / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, pre-flash, Slow synchronization
Pre-flash:

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: No
Focus:
Focus adjustment:Auto
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Extra/Smart zoom:25
Filter size:N
Focal length range (f-f):0.185 - 0.74
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light exposure control:
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.02 - 4.13
Aperture priority AE:
Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 5.9
Camera CCD sensor:Super HAD CCD
Camera shutter speed:2 - 1/1.500
Conversion function:
Cool shot function:
Digital SLR: No
Electrical viewfinder:
Face detection:
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.02 - 4.13
Manual focus:
Optical viewfinder:
Panorama:
Trimming:
USB 2.0 connectors:
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (Windows only)

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:12.1
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

AV output:
PictBridge: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.783
Height:2.13
Weight:3.63
Width:3.78