The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1 is mostly gets compared to pro digicams and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G11 and the PowerShot S70) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-F707 and the Cybershot DSC-RX100)

Competitor classes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-V1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (34 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.8") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 921k dots).

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 34 mm

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the DSC-V1)

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common strengths of the G11 and DSC-V1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F707 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F707 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 34 mm
  • Significantly larger: Large (162×124×68 mm) vs Mid size (99×65×57 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 667 g vs 298 g

common strengths of the DSC-F707 and DSC-V1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 34 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the P330 and DSC-V1

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
9 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 123k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-V1

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S70

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S70 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 34 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S70 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S70 and DSC-V1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-V1 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (34 mm vs 38 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (5 MP vs 0.8 MP), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm), is newer (february 2003 vs january 1999) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2"), is much larger (mid size (99×65×57 mm) vs compact (105×61×35 mm)), is thicker (2.2" vs 1.4"), is slightly heavier (298 g vs 260 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/10000 of a second).

Sanyo VPC-X350

Sanyo VPC-X350
4 years older

Significant advantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×61×35 mm) vs Mid size (99×65×57 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 2.2"
  • Larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the DSC-V1)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 34 mm
  • Lower true resolution: 0.8 MP vs 5 MP
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and DSC-V1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel