As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VR-350) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S600 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (31 mm vs 39 mm), is slightly lighter (180 g vs 253 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is older (january 2006 vs january 2013) and significantly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
7 years newer
$260

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the DSC-S600)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 28 mm vs 31 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Significantly thinner: 1.2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the DSC-S600)

  • None found

common strengths of the A1400 and DSC-S600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 174 g vs 180 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S90 (vs the DSC-S600)

  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S90 (vs the DSC-S600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 31 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 253 g vs 180 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-S90 and DSC-S600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S600 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (31 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Olympus VR-350

Olympus VR-350
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the VR-350 (vs the DSC-S600)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 31 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-350 (vs the DSC-S600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the VR-350 and DSC-S600

  • Very small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Compact (100×52×37 mm)
  • Very light: 170 g vs 180 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.5"