As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 is also often compared to ultra compacts and pro digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-P73 and the Cyber-shot DSC-S85) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S800 compared to other compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (6x vs 3x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (37 mm vs 39 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 3.9 MP) and is newer (may 2007 vs february 2004).

However, on average it is thicker (1.5" vs 1.4"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and significantly shorter exposures (1/8 of a second vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P73
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P73 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1/8 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P73 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 6x
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Lower true resolution: 3.9 MP vs 8 MP

common strengths of the DSC-P73 and DSC-S800

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Sony DSC-S800 has way more less zoom (6x vs 12x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), is much larger (compact (93×63×39 mm) vs ultra compact (83×52×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the DSC-S800)

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Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and DSC-S800

  • None found

Pentax Optio S4

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the S4 (vs the DSC-S800)

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Significant disadvantages of the S4 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4 and DSC-S800

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compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S800 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 3.9 MP), is newer (may 2007 vs june 2001), is thinner (1.5" vs 2.6") and is slightly lighter (245 g vs 444 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 34 mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S85 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 34 mm vs 37 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S85 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-S85 and DSC-S800

  • None found