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 slightly smaller (super compact (94×60×20 mm) vs compact (96×60×28 mm)), 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 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

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

  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 139 g

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)

  • Much larger: Compact (96×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 205 g vs 139 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SD950 IS and DSC-T5

  • Very small: Compact (96×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 205 g vs 139 g

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

  • Very small: Super compact (90×55×21 mm) vs Super compact (94×60×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 168 g vs 139 g

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 much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much 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 much 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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the x20 and DSC-T5

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XT and DSC-T5

  • None found