As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-W520's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W90 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W810) and Leica (such as the C-LUX 2)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W520 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), is newer (february 2011 vs march 2007) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the W520)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the W520)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W90 and W520

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

Leica C-LUX 2

Leica C-LUX 2
4 years older

Significant advantages of the C-LUX 2 (vs the W520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-LUX 2 (vs the W520)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the C-LUX 2 and W520

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
2 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the W520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the W520)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and W520

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (96×56×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W520 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.6).

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
similar age

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the W520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the W520)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and W520

  • None found