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
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
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
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
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
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
DSC-S85:1/1000s
DSC-W80:1/1600s
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-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 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
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-S85:400 ISO
DSC-W80:3,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Ultra compact

$112

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Battery life Has a slightly 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
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$494

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
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Canon PowerShot G2

Pro digicam

$1,000

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Size Larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$237 body only

$375 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Larger

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$108 - $119

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$120

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$70 - $137

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Samsung PL170

Samsung PL170

Compact

$159

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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