As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 is also often compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S930 and the Cybershot WX60) and Olympus (such as the SP-510 UZ)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W70 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs compact (90×61×26 mm)), has a slightly longer battery life (360 shots vs 340 shots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is older (february 2006 vs january 2009).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930
2 years newer
$272

Significant advantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much larger: Compact (90×61×26 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-S930 and DSC-W70

  • Very small: Compact (90×61×26 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 167 g vs 157 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W70)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W70)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W80 and DSC-W70

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 340 shots vs 360 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the DSC-W70)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the DSC-W70)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W90 and DSC-W70

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W70 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is much smaller (super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), has a much longer battery life (360 shots vs 230 shots), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (157 g vs 229 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
6 years newer
$737

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 360 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the WX60 and DSC-W70

  • Very small: Super compact (92×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Very light: 124 g vs 157 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 360 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and DSC-W70

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Very light: 130 g vs 157 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much larger: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Much heavier: 254 g vs 157 g
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and DSC-W70

  • Very small: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 254 g vs 157 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 229 g vs 157 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and DSC-W70

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Very light: 229 g vs 157 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W70 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs standard size (106×75×70 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.8"), is slightly lighter (157 g vs 410 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it is older (february 2006 vs august 2006) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Olympus SP-510 UZ

Olympus SP-510 UZ
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the SP-510 UZ (vs the DSC-W70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-510 UZ (vs the DSC-W70)

  • Thicker: 2.8" vs 0.9"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SP-510 UZ and DSC-W70

  • Very small: Standard size (106×75×70 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×23 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 410 g vs 157 g