The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 is mostly gets compared to mirrorless and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix 885) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000)

Competitor classes

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Sony DSC-S85 records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 16fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
12 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-S85)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 123k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-S85)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-S85

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (125×52×65 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 444 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S85 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (34 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5") and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is older (june 2001 vs august 2001) and is slightly heavier (444 g vs 286 g).

Nikon Coolpix 885

similar age

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 885 (vs the DSC-S85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 885 (vs the DSC-S85)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 34 mm

common strengths of the Coolpix 885 and DSC-S85

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel