As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 is also often compared to ultra compacts, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX30) and Nikon (such as the D810 and the Coolpix L820)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (5x vs 3x), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×59×22 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and is slightly less expensive ($379.99 vs $656.96).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
5 years newer
$368 - $455

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 5x
  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-T100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

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1 year older
$657

Significant advantages of the DSC-N1 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Lighter: 139 g vs 197 g
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-N1 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the DSC-N1 and DSC-T100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×60×20 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T100 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (5x vs 4x) and is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (super compact (92×59×22 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
7 years newer
$88 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-T100)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-T100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
6 years newer
$935

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-T100)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and DSC-T100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-T100)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-T100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77
1 year newer
$391

Significant advantages of the DSC-T77 (vs the DSC-T100)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T77 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T77 and DSC-T100

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (92×59×22 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($379.99 vs $2,156.28), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.2") and is significantly lighter (197 g vs 880 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 36.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
7 years newer
$2,156 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,715 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 8 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 0.9"
  • Much larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)

common strengths of the D810 and DSC-T100

  • Light weight: 880 g vs 197 g
  • Inexpensive: $2,156.28 vs $379.99
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T100 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2007 vs february 2005).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a built-in lens, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XT and DSC-T100

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 0.9"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (92×59×22 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.3") and is slightly lighter (197 g vs 470 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has slightly less zoom (5x vs 29.3x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
6 years newer
$241

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 470 g vs 197 g

common strengths of the L820 and DSC-T100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 197 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (92×59×22 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 50fps) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
7 years newer
$468

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-T100)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-T100

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (92×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 214 g vs 197 g