As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1 is also often compared to boutiques. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W7 and the Cyber-shot DSC-P100)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W1 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8").

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (91×60×36 mm) vs compact (108×52×27 mm)), is older (february 2004 vs february 2005), is thicker (1.4" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (250 g vs 180 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W7 (vs the DSC-W1)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W7 (vs the DSC-W1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W7 and DSC-W1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (91×60×36 mm) vs Compact (91×60×36 mm)
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100

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similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-P100 (vs the DSC-W1)

  • Much smaller: Compact (108×52×27 mm) vs Compact (91×60×36 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 180 g vs 250 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P100 (vs the DSC-W1)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DSC-P100 and DSC-W1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (108×52×27 mm) vs Compact (91×60×36 mm)
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W1 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 16.1 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.7 fps vs 4 fps).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
9 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the DSC-W1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 123k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the DSC-W1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the GR and DSC-W1

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (91×60×36 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"
  • Very light: 245 g vs 250 g