The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5 is mostly gets compared to ultra compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P5's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-U40 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V) and Ricoh (such as the RDC-500SE)

Competitor classes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P5 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (1.5" vs 1"), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 33 mm), is much larger (compact (113×54×36 mm) vs ultra compact (83×39×26 mm)), is older (august 2001 vs october 2003), is thicker (1.4" vs 1") and is significantly heavier (214 g vs 130 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U40

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-U40 (vs the DSC-P5)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-U40 (vs the DSC-P5)

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common strengths of the DSC-U40 and DSC-P5

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (113×54×36 mm) vs prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.7") and is significantly lighter (214 g vs 583 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 24 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 (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-P5)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-P5)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (113×54×36 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 583 g vs 214 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and DSC-P5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (113×54×36 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 214 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P5 compared to digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (113×54×36 mm) vs prosumer size (144×88×72 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 2.8"), is slightly lighter (214 g vs 520 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.8"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 8 MP), is older (august 2001 vs february 2007) and doesn't support an external flash.

Ricoh RDC-500SE

Ricoh RDC-500SE
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the RDC-500SE (vs the DSC-P5)

  • Higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the RDC-500SE (vs the DSC-P5)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • Heavier: 520 g vs 214 g

common strengths of the RDC-500SE and DSC-P5

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel