As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 is also often compared to travel zooms, waterproofs, super zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Sony CyberShot DSC-W800's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A100 and the Coolpix S5300) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H1 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W830)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2014 vs january 2010).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
4 years older
$230

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 and DSC-W800

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years older
$120

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and DSC-W800

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and DSC-W800

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T7 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T7 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T7 and DSC-W800

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Sony DSC-W800 has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2014 vs january 2016), is thicker (2.1" vs 0.9") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
1 year newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and DSC-W800

  • Light weight: 126 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $118.00 vs $79.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
1 year newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and DSC-W800

  • Light weight: 138 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $149.00 vs $79.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-W800

  • Light weight: 122 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $117.39 vs $79.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
10 months newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DSC-W800)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and DSC-W800

  • Light weight: 127 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $134.47 vs $79.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
10 months newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and DSC-W800

  • Light weight: 141 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $158.32 vs $79.99

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and DSC-W800

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 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 2011).

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), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks and external mic jack.

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

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 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 (108×81×92 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 5 MP), is newer (february 2014 vs february 2005) and is thinner (2.1" vs 3.6").

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 4 mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1
9 years older
$504

Significant advantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Larger: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the DSC-H1 and DSC-W800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 591 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 2.1"

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 26 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Heavier: 430 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the L340 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), is newer (february 2014 vs june 2012), is significantly lighter (125 g vs 213 g) and is slightly less expensive ($79.99 vs $403.11).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 213 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-W800

  • Light weight: 213 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $79.99

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 28 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs compact (93×60×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and is slightly lighter (125 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2014 vs january 2016), is thicker (2.1" vs 0.8") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the DSC-W800)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 119 g vs 125 g

Sony Cybershot W560

Sony Cybershot DSC-W560
3 years older

Significant advantages of the W560 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the W560 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the W560 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S5300

Nikon Coolpix S5300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S5300 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S5300 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Larger: Super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)

common strengths of the S5300 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
1 year newer
$87 - $88

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

  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

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
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $78.29 vs $79.99

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
1 year older

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the AX650 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the AX650 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Light weight: 168 g vs 125 g

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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4 years newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly heavier: 207 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $129.95 vs $79.99