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 battery life
Battery life
340 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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
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
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
Thickness
Significantly 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/2.0
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
Movie format Poor movies Help
DSC-S85320 x 240 @ 16fps
DSC-W80480p @ 30fps
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
4 cm
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 PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$348

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Pro digicam

True resolution Lower true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Fujifilm MX-700

Fujifilm MX-700

Digicam

Screen size Larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

Digicam

$100

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Minolta DiMAGE S414

Konica Minolta DiMAGE S414

Digicam

$400

Thickness Slightly thinner
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S90

Compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$108 - $115

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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 Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$94 - $98

Wide angle Much better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$315

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Size Larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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