As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs and pro DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W810 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W350) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX220 HS and the Rebel T4i)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly longer battery life (360 shots vs 210 shots), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 32 mm), is significantly larger (compact (94×61×25 mm) vs super compact (89×57×23 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is older (february 2006 vs january 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
7 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 360 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-W100

  • Very small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 192 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 1/8 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and DSC-W100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50
similar age
$269

Significant advantages of the DSC-W50 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W50 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W50 and DSC-W100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 390 shots vs 360 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W80 and DSC-W100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 340 shots vs 360 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W200 and DSC-W100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (91×59×27 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (94×61×25 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), has a much longer battery life (360 shots vs 210 shots), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 360 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1"

common strengths of the SX220 HS and DSC-W100

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Very light: 215 g vs 192 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1"

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 360 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX100 and DSC-W100

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (94×61×25 mm)
  • Very light: 124 g vs 192 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W100 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (94×61×25 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×17 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-W100

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the DSC-W100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the DSC-W100)

  • None found

common strengths of the T4i and DSC-W100

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D100

Nikon D100
4 years older

Significant advantages of the D100 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D100 (vs the DSC-W100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D100 and DSC-W100

  • None found