As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms, waterproofs and compacts. The Sony CyberShot DSC-W800's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix A10) and Kodak (such as the PixPro AZ251 and the PixPro FZ51)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs ultra compact (96×55×18 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is newer (february 2014 vs january 2012) and is significantly less expensive ($79.99 vs $495.19).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.5), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps).

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and DSC-W800

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years older
$495

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and DSC-W800

  • None found

Samsung DV300F

Samsung DV300F
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DV300F (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV300F (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV300F and DSC-W800

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)), is newer (february 2014 vs june 2013), is thinner (2.1" vs 3.7"), is slightly lighter (125 g vs 541 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 26 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Heavier: 541 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DSC-W800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 2.1"

Kodak PixPro AZ251

Kodak PixPro AZ251
8 months older
$205

Significant advantages of the AZ251 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm

Significant disadvantages of the AZ251 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 30 seconds vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the AZ251 and DSC-W800

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×74×70 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 354 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 2.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S2950 and DSC-W800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs compact (100×58×23 mm)) and is slightly less expensive ($79.99 vs $294.99).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 8 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2014 vs february 2015) and is thicker (2.1" vs 0.9").

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F
1 year older

Significant advantages of the WB250F (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the WB250F (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (107×62×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 226 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the WB250F and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Compact (107×62×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 226 g vs 125 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
similar age
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 122 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $117.39 vs $79.99

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon Coolpix S6900
1 year newer
$295

Significant advantages of the S6900 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6900 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×58×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)

common strengths of the S6900 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Compact (99×58×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 181 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $294.99 vs $79.99

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
similar age
$325

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"
  • Shoots faster: 9.4 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Larger: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)

common strengths of the S6800 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 145 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $79.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
similar age
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 121 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $197.00 vs $79.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $209

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 147 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $179.00 vs $79.99

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2014 vs october 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 5 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 30 fps) and is not waterproof.

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and DSC-W800

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 33 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs compact (91×59×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is newer (february 2014 vs july 2010) and is slightly less expensive ($79.99 vs $699.99).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is thicker (2.1" vs 1") and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
1 year newer
$87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $78.09 vs $79.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.1"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (91×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-W200 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99
3 years older
$158

Significant advantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.1"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-T99 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 121 g vs 125 g

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S2600 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2600 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S2600 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 121 g vs 125 g

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
3 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the 500 HS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 500 HS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (101×55×25 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the 500 HS and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 132 g vs 125 g