As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and ultra compacts. The Sony Cybershot DSC-W580's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX210 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P900)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W580 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), is much smaller (super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs compact (88×63×39 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

Olympus FE-115

Olympus FE-115
5 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-115 (vs the W580)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FE-115 (vs the W580)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Compact (88×63×39 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the FE-115 and W580

  • Fairly small: Compact (88×63×39 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 127 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the W580)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the W580)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and W580

  • Very small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very light: 120 g vs 127 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W580 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.1), is much smaller (super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs compact (106×59×32 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and is newer (february 2011 vs february 2010).

However, on average it has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
1 year older
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the W580)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the W580)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX210 IS and W580

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
  • Very light: 220 g vs 127 g
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W580 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 5.4"), is much lighter (127 g vs 899 g) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it has much less zoom (5x vs 83.3x), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 7 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
4 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the W580)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 5x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the W580)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 127 g

common strengths of the P900 and W580

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony W580 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is newer (february 2011 vs january 2010) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
1 year older
$230

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the W580)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the W580)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 and W580

  • None found