As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9500 and the Coolpix L14) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-W530 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W80)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S950 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 35 mm) and is newer (february 2009 vs january 2008).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS5 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 30 mm vs 33 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS5 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS5 and DSC-S950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W80 and DSC-S950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS
10 months newer
$240

Significant advantages of the A3000 IS (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A3000 IS (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3000 IS and DSC-S950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and DSC-S950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Nikon Coolpix L14

Nikon Coolpix L14
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L14 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L14 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 33 mm
  • Heavier: 225 g vs 167 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

common strengths of the L14 and DSC-S950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (91×61×26 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"

Casio Exilim EX-Z77

Casio Exilim EX-Z77
1 year older
$127

Significant advantages of the EX-Z77 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z77 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 33 mm

common strengths of the EX-Z77 and DSC-S950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S950 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs compact (110×60×31 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.2") and is slightly lighter (167 g vs 205 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 22x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 614k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
4 years newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 33 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S9500 and DSC-S950

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 205 g vs 167 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S950 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 26 mm), is slightly larger (super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (february 2009 vs february 2014) and is slightly heavier (167 g vs 113 g).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-S950

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
5 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-S950

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S950 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (167 g vs 499 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (february 2009 vs july 2010).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
1 year newer
$420

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 33 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DSC-S950)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 499 g vs 167 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ40 and DSC-S950

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Super compact (93×56×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 167 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"