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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Weight
Light-weight
175 g
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-S85

Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-S85's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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
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 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 91x58x23 mm vs 125x52x65 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 3 f-stops better
Thickness Significantly 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
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
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-S85:3.9 MP
DSC-W80:7.1 MP
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
DSC-S85:34 mm
DSC-W80:35 mm
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Screen size Very small screens Help
DSC-S85:1.8"
DSC-W80:2.5"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DSC-S85:123k dots
DSC-W80:115k dots
Movie format Poor movies Help
DSC-S85:320 x 240 @ 16fps
DSC-W80:480p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$84 - $220

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 body only

$1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly larger
Weight Significantly heavier
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-S90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90

Compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
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Canon PowerShot G3

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Size Larger
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1

Compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$122 - $138

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $130

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Thickness Thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

Compact

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cybershot WX7

Compact

$176

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Macro focus Worse macro capability

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