As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800 is also often compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W110) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9100)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Sony DSC-S800 has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 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 older (may 2007 vs june 2008) and is thicker (1.5" vs 0.9").

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
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and DSC-S800

  • Each has a built-in flash

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200
1 year newer
$792

Significant advantages of the GX200 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Smaller: Compact (112×58×25 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the GX200 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the GX200 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 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
3 years newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9100 and DSC-S800

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 214 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 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 professional size (124×85×105 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 4.1") and is slightly lighter (245 g vs 540 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (may 2007 vs january 2010) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Z981 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Z981 (vs the DSC-S800)

  • Larger: Professional size (124×85×105 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the Z981 and DSC-S800

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×85×105 mm) vs Compact (93×63×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 245 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.5"