As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-T900 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix T400)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T500 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 3") and is newer (august 2008 vs september 2006).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300
7 months older
$337

Significant advantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T300 and DSC-T500

  • Very small: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Compact (97×59×22 mm)
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50
1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 33 mm

common strengths of the DSC-T50 and DSC-T500

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

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T500 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7") and is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (compact (97×59×22 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (august 2008 vs february 2014) and is slightly heavier (185 g vs 125 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-T900 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T900 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T900 and DSC-T500

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-T500

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), is much smaller (compact (97×59×22 mm) vs compact (104×59×29 mm)) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Fujifilm FinePix T400

Fujifilm FinePix T400
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the T400 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the T400 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Compact (104×59×29 mm) vs Compact (97×59×22 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T400 and DSC-T500

  • Very small: Compact (104×59×29 mm) vs Compact (97×59×22 mm)
  • Very light: 159 g vs 185 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
6 years newer
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-T500)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 33 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-T500)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (97×59×22 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-T500

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (97×59×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 185 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
5 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 33 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (97×59×22 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 122 g vs 185 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-T500)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-T500

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (97×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 185 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
4 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-T500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-T500)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and DSC-T500

  • None found