As well as being compared against other digicams, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51 is also often compared to super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P530) and Olympus (such as the 620 UZ)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P51 compared to other digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (275 g vs 435 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.8 vs f/3.1), has a much narrower wide angle lens (41 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (61k dots vs 230k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the DSC-P51)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 41 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the DSC-P51)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 620 UZ and DSC-P51

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P51 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (127×58×47 mm) vs professional size (123×84×98 mm)), is thinner (1.9" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (275 g vs 494 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.8 vs f/3), has a much narrower wide angle lens (41 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.6" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (61k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
12 years newer
$344

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the DSC-P51)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 41 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the DSC-P51)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.9"

common strengths of the P530 and DSC-P51

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Mid size (127×58×47 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.9"