As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-N2) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX150 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Sony DSC-N1 is older (october 2005 vs september 2006).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-N2 (vs the DSC-N1)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-N2 (vs the DSC-N1)

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common strengths of the DSC-N2 and DSC-N1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×60×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-N1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (139 g vs 306 g) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift), is older (october 2005 vs august 2011), is slightly more expensive ($638.68 vs $255.00) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DSC-N1)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the DSC-N1)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX150 IS and DSC-N1

  • None found