As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and ultra compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4500) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S8200 and the D5200)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S800 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 4.9 MP), is newer (may 2007 vs february 2005) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 35 mm), is significantly larger (compact (93×63×39 mm) vs compact (95×56×28 mm)), is thicker (1.5" vs 1.1") and is significantly heavier (245 g vs 165 g).

Olympus Stylus Verve S

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the Verve S (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (95×56×28 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Better wide angle: 35 mm vs 37 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Verve S (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much 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 Verve S and DSC-S800

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S800 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (93×63×39 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (245 g vs 543 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (6x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and is older (may 2007 vs january 2012).

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.5"
  • Heavier: 543 g vs 245 g

common strengths of the S4500 and DSC-S800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 245 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Sony DSC-S800 has slightly less zoom (6x vs 18x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 961k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8200 and DSC-S800

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
6 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX600 HS and DSC-S800

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S800 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (93×63×39 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (245 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
5 years newer
$463 (body only)
$534 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 245 g

common strengths of the D5200 and DSC-S800

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S800 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 4 MP) and is newer (may 2007 vs september 2003).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 35 mm), is much larger (compact (93×63×39 mm) vs ultra compact (83×52×20 mm)), is thicker (1.5" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (245 g vs 115 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Pentax Optio S4

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3 years older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S4 and DSC-S800

  • None found