As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 is also often compared to digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W1) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W7 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is older (february 2005 vs january 2013), is thicker (1.4" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (250 g vs 164 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

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1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W1 and DSC-W7

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

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
8 years newer
$186

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the DSC-W7)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly lighter: 164 g vs 250 g

Significant disadvantages of the L28 (vs the DSC-W7)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the L28 and DSC-W7

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W7 compared to digicam competitors include: it slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), is older (february 2005 vs january 2008) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A580

Canon PowerShot A580
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A580 (vs the DSC-W7)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A580 (vs the DSC-W7)

  • None found

common strengths of the A580 and DSC-W7

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel