As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 is also often compared to travel zooms and pro digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX600 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S650)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S800 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (may 2007 vs february 2006).

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 (101×60×21 mm)), is thicker (1.5" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (245 g vs 170 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650
3 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S650 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Better wide angle: 35 mm vs 37 mm
  • Smaller: Compact (91×61×27 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S650 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-S650 and DSC-S800

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix S6

Nikon Coolpix S6
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S6 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Better wide angle: 35 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S6 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6 and DSC-S800

  • Each has a built-in flash

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), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots).

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
6 years newer
$359

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
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SX600 HS and DSC-S800

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 188 g vs 245 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
4 years newer
$280

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

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and DSC-S800

  • Fairly small: Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 163 g vs 245 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS20 and DSC-S800

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 245 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Sony DSC-S800 has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (may 2007 vs july 2010).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
3 years newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and DSC-S800

  • None found