As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 is also often compared to travel zooms, compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Sony CyberShot DSC-W800's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 180 and the IXUS 132) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX30)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2014 vs february 2011).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.3"), 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) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-W800

  • None found

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 has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (february 2014 vs january 2015), is thicker (2.1" vs 0.9") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
1 year newer
$99

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

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 126 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $99.00 vs $88.00

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
1 year older
$204

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 133 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $204.19 vs $88.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
similar age
$110 - $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: $109.99 vs $88.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
10 months newer
$100

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

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

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

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $99.50 vs $88.00

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
2 years newer
$90

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 119 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $89.99 vs $88.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
10 months newer
$217

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

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

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

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

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 141 g vs 125 g
  • Very inexpensive: $216.78 vs $88.00

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs super compact (99×59×20 mm)), is newer (february 2014 vs january 2012) and is slightly less expensive ($88.00 vs $499.00).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (2.1" vs 0.8").

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years older
$499

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$99

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

  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"

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)
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 125 g

Samsung TL210

Samsung TL210
4 years older
$643

Significant advantages of the TL210 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the TL210 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL210 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
3 years older
$532

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
similar age
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
5 years older
$120

Significant advantages of the DSC-W290 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W290 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Larger: Compact (98×57×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-W290 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×57×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 33 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (february 2014 vs february 2009) and is slightly lighter (125 g vs 437 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

Fujifilm FinePix S1500
5 years older

Significant advantages of the S1500 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1500 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S1500 and DSC-W800

  • Very small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)
  • Very light: 345 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 2.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
3 years older
$325

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 toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W800 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 30 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 5.7 MP).

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

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
2 years newer
$120 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the DSC-W800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and DSC-W800

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $119.95 vs $88.00