As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W310 and the Cybershot DSC-W530) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3100 and the Coolpix S200)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S2100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2010 vs september 2010), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (167 g vs 117 g).

Canon PowerShot A480

Canon PowerShot A480
1 year older
$225

Significant advantages of the A480 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A480 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 33 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the A480 and DSC-S2100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 167 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1
1 year newer
$160

Significant advantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-S1 and DSC-S2100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Pentax Optio RS1000

Pentax Optio RS1000
8 months newer
$165

Significant advantages of the RS1000 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 33 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the RS1000 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the RS1000 and DSC-S2100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S2100 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly larger (compact (98×61×27 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (167 g vs 118 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
similar age
$118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and DSC-S2100

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and DSC-S2100

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH2 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH2 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH2 and DSC-S2100

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-S2100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-S2100

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S200

Nikon Coolpix S200
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S200 and DSC-S2100

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S2100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (98×61×27 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (167 g vs 215 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2010 vs february 2011).

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-S2100)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the SX220 HS and DSC-S2100

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (98×61×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 215 g vs 167 g