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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Battery life
Great battery life
340 shots
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
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 34 mm vs 35 mm
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Almost the same
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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recommendations

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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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
DSC-S85:34 mm
DSC-W80:35 mm
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DSC-S85:123k dots
DSC-W80:115k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
DSC-S85:1.8"
DSC-W80:2.5"
Movie format Poor movies Help
DSC-S85:320 x 240 @ 16fps
DSC-W80:480p @ 30fps
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
4 cm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Weight Is slightly heavier

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Pro digicam

True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$619 - $648

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$630 - $640 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $517 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Fujifilm MX-700

Fujifilm MX-700

Digicam

Screen size Larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$78 - $119

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$129 - $179

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

Compact

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Startup delay Less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$68 - $70

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

Compact

Macro focus Better macro capability
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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