As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 is also often compared to boutiques and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W810 and the Cyber-shot DSC-H55) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G1X)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W35 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), 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-W810

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W35)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W35)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-W35

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W35 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (90×59×23 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.6") and is significantly lighter (149 g vs 492 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 4x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
5 years newer
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the DSC-W35)

  • Much more zoom: 4x vs 3x
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the DSC-W35)

  • Larger: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.6" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 492 g vs 149 g

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-W35

  • Built-in flashes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W35 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is slightly smaller (super compact (90×59×23 mm) vs compact (103×58×29 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1"), is slightly lighter (149 g vs 200 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-W35)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-W35)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and DSC-W35

  • Very small: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 200 g vs 149 g