As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 is also often compared to pro digicams and ultra compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the XZ-1) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-P10 and the Cyber-shot DSC-P150)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P200 compared to other compact competitors include: it significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2005 vs january 2008) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the DSC-P200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Compact (104×52×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the DSC-P200)

  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and DSC-P200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Compact (104×52×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P10 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P10 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Much larger: Compact (105×52×36 mm) vs Compact (104×52×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-P10 and DSC-P200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (105×52×36 mm) vs Compact (104×52×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 180 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150

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5 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P150 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P150 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2"

common strengths of the DSC-P150 and DSC-P200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (108×52×27 mm) vs Compact (104×52×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 180 g vs 180 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W170 and DSC-P200

  • Very small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Compact (104×52×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 173 g vs 180 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P200 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 614k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
6 years newer
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-1 and DSC-P200

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P200 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (104×52×28 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the DSC-P200)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and DSC-P200

  • None found