As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-XS1 and the Lumix TS20) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sanyo DSC-S4 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.6 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
10 years newer
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)
  • Much heavier: 290 g vs 185 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.6" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and DSC-S4

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
7 years newer
$568

Significant advantages of the TS20 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (101×58×19 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the TS20 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/3
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the TS20 and DSC-S4

  • Very small: Super compact (101×58×19 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 142 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1.2"

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the WG-1 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the WG-1 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (116×59×29 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the WG-1 and DSC-S4

  • Very small: Compact (116×59×29 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 163 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX2

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similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX2 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×50×24 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX2 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-FX2 and DSC-S4

  • Very small: Super compact (94×50×24 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 148 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Sanyo VPC-X350

Sanyo VPC-X350
5 years older

Significant advantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.8"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×61×35 mm) vs Compact (91×62×31 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 260 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-S4

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sanyo DSC-S4 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (91×62×31 mm) vs ultra compact (94×54×18 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.6 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
8 years newer
$117

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DSC-S4)

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Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DSC-S4)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and DSC-S4

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