As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the WB30F) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W710)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W80 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a much longer battery life (340 shots vs 210 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2007 vs february 2011) and is slightly heavier (175 g vs 139 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Lighter: 114 g vs 175 g
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 340 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and DSC-W80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×20 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W30 (vs the DSC-W80)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W30 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DSC-W30 and DSC-W80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×59×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-W80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-S950 and DSC-W80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 340 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-W80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W90 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W90 and DSC-W80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W80 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a much longer battery life (340 shots vs 250 shots), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F
5 years newer
$177

Significant advantages of the WB30F (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WB30F (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB30F and DSC-W80

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and DSC-W80

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-W80

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W80 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 250 shots), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 25x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
9 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 3x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-W80

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 340 shots
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
6 years newer
$325

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 340 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S6800 and DSC-W80

  • Very small: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 145 g vs 175 g

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
9 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 25x vs 3x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 340 shots
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DSC-W80

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 182 g vs 175 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 340 shots
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and DSC-W80

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 135 g vs 175 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
6 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-W80

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 175 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DSC-W80)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 340 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and DSC-W80

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 124 g vs 175 g