As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 is also often compared to ultra compacts, pro digicams and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-TX55 and the Cyber-shot DSC-T10) and Canon (such as the ELPH 300 HS and the PowerShot SD950 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T5 compared to other compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (139 g vs 205 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
5 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-T5)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-T5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

Canon PowerShot SD950 IS
2 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the SD950 IS (vs the DSC-T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 12 MP vs 5 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD950 IS (vs the DSC-T5)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 205 g vs 139 g

common strengths of the SD950 IS and DSC-T5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (96×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-T10 (vs the DSC-T5)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T10 (vs the DSC-T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T10 and DSC-T5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×55×21 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Sony DSC-T5 has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (super compact (94×60×20 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-T5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and DSC-T5

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T5 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 2.2") and is slightly lighter (139 g vs 353 g).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
7 years newer
$528

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the DSC-T5)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the DSC-T5)

  • None found

common strengths of the x20 and DSC-T5

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T5 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 115k dots), is newer (august 2005 vs february 2005) and is much smaller (super compact (94×60×20 mm) vs prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 8 MP), 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 and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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5 months older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the DSC-T5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 5 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the DSC-T5)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 230k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XT and DSC-T5

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 0.8"