As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P3 is also often compared to super zooms and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P3's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L810) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare CX7530)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P3 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (36 mm vs 38 mm) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is much larger (compact (113×54×38 mm) vs super compact (92×59×21 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (2.8 MP vs 7.1 MP), is older (august 2001 vs august 2007) and is thicker (1.5" vs 0.8").

Olympus Stylus 790 SW

Olympus Stylus 790 SW
6 years newer
$456

Significant advantages of the 790 SW (vs the DSC-P3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×59×21 mm) vs Compact (113×54×38 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 790 SW (vs the DSC-P3)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 790 SW and DSC-P3

  • Light weight: 155 g vs 194 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P3 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (113×54×38 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (194 g vs 430 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (2.8 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
10 years newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the DSC-P3)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the DSC-P3)

  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.5"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L810 and DSC-P3

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (113×54×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.5"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Sony DSC-P3 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 34 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.8"), is older (august 2001 vs may 2004) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second).

Kodak EasyShare CX7530

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the CX7530 (vs the DSC-P3)

  • Much larger screen: 1.8" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the CX7530 (vs the DSC-P3)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX7530 and DSC-P3

  • Light weight: 240 g vs 194 g
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel