As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is also often compared to travel zooms and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot WX50 and the CyberShot DSC-W800) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS30 and the Lumix DMC-FX65)

Competitor classes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W380 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/3.2), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 33 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1").

However, on average it is slightly larger (ultra compact (91×52×20 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2010 vs january 2012) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and DSC-W380

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-W380

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and DSC-W380

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65
5 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and DSC-W380

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
2 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and DSC-W380

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W380 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/3.3), is much smaller (ultra compact (91×52×20 mm) vs compact (107×61×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1"), is significantly lighter (117 g vs 198 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.4
  • Much heavier: 200 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 117 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
3 years newer
$178

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/1600 of a second
  • Much larger: Compact (108×60×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.4

common strengths of the FZ151 and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (108×60×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Very light: 180 g vs 117 g
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
3 years newer
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.4
  • Significantly heavier: 198 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the ZS30 and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Very light: 198 g vs 117 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F
4 years newer
$425

Significant advantages of the WB35F (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WB35F (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the WB35F and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Very light: 144 g vs 117 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Samsung HZ35W

Samsung HZ35W
similar age

Significant advantages of the HZ35W (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the HZ35W (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 245 g vs 117 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the HZ35W and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 117 g

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 188 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the WB150F and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 188 g vs 117 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W380 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/3.3), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 34 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (91×52×20 mm) vs compact (100×57×26 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (january 2010 vs february 2008).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W290 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W290 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×57×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.4

common strengths of the DSC-W290 and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (98×57×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
similar age
$611

Significant advantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (100×57×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.4

common strengths of the DSC-W370 and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Compact (100×57×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 179 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 2 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (94×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 187 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the DSC-W300 and DSC-W380

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.4
  • Very small: Compact (94×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S980 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S980 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-S980 and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 167 g vs 117 g

Samsung TL240

Samsung TL240
similar age

Significant advantages of the TL240 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the TL240 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much larger: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.4

common strengths of the TL240 and DSC-W380

  • Very small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W5 (vs the DSC-W380)

  • Much larger: Compact (91×60×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-W5 and DSC-W380

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.4
  • Very small: Compact (91×60×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)