The Casio QV-3500EX is mostly gets compared to compacts. The Casio QV-3500EX's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W5)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio QV-3500EX compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 38 mm) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is much larger (standard size (134×80×58 mm) vs compact (91×60×36 mm)), is older (february 2001 vs february 2005), is thicker (2.3" vs 1.4") and is significantly heavier (360 g vs 250 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the QV-3500EX)

  • Much smaller: Compact (91×60×36 mm) vs Standard size (134×80×58 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 2.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the QV-3500EX)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 33 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W5 and QV-3500EX

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel