As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 is also often compared to ultra compacts and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 and the Cybershot DSC-W610) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P500)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Sony DSC-T50 has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 33 mm), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500
1 year newer
$325

Significant advantages of the DSC-T500 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Much better wide angle: 33 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T500 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T500 and DSC-T50

  • Very small: Compact (97×59×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300
1 year newer
$337

Significant advantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Much better wide angle: 33 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T300 and DSC-T50

  • Very small: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T50 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and DSC-T50

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
5 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and DSC-T50

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T50 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs professional size (116×84×103 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.1") and is slightly lighter (170 g vs 481 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 23 mm), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
4 years newer
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the DSC-T50)

  • Larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the P500 and DSC-T50

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 170 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.9"