As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the D-435) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W110)

Competitor classes

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 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 5 MP), is newer (may 2007 vs may 2005) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 32 mm), is significantly larger (compact (93×63×39 mm) vs super compact (88×57×22 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is thicker (1.5" vs 0.9") and is significantly heavier (245 g vs 140 g).

Olympus D-435

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the D-435 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Significantly lighter: 140 g vs 245 g

Significant disadvantages of the D-435 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the D-435 and DSC-S800

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110
8 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and DSC-S800

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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)

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S4 and DSC-S800

  • None found