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
Lens
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
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-stop)
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
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
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
Weight
Significantly lighter
175 g vs 444 g
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2.5x lighter
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
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 2.6"
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2.8x thinner
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"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DSC-S85123k dots
DSC-W80115k dots
Movie format Poor movies Help
DSC-S85320 x 240 @ 16fps
DSC-W80480p @ 30fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
4.0 cm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DSC-S85400 ISO
DSC-W803,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Much larger screen
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-S800

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S800

Compact

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Wide angle Worse wide angle
External flash No external flash support
Nikon Coolpix 950

Nikon Coolpix 950

Digicam

Screen size Larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$165 - $170

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-W220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Compact

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$189

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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 Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98 - $100

Wide angle Much better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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