Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
175 g
Great macro
Macro focus
4.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Macro focus
Great macro
4.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-S85

Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-S85's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
34 mm vs 35 mm
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Almost the same
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 1s
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8x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W80

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Much larger screen
2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
7.1 MP vs 3.9 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
91×58×23 mm vs 125×52×65 mm
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3.5x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
175 g vs 444 g
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2.5x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The DSC-W80's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 2.6"
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2.8x thinner
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
480p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 16fps
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Shoots higher resolution video at a higher frame rate
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
DSC-S85f/2
DSC-W80f/2.8
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
DSC-S851/1000s
DSC-W801/1600s
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
DSC-S853.9 MP
DSC-W807.1 MP
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
DSC-S8534 mm
DSC-W8035 mm
Screen size Very small screens Help
DSC-S851.8"
DSC-W802.5"
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
4.0 cm
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DSC-S85123k dots
DSC-W80115k dots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Movie format Poor movies Help
DSC-S85320 x 240 @ 16fps
DSC-W80480p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DSC-S85400 ISO
DSC-W803,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$295

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$986

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
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Canon PowerShot G5

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Larger
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$421

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

Digicam

True resolution Higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Pro digicam

True resolution Lower true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

Compact

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$169 - $178

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix T500

Fujifilm FinePix T500

Travel zoom

$70

Wide angle Much better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$80

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$275 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Significantly larger

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