Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Great battery life
Battery life
340 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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
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
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
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
4 cm
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DSC-S85:400 ISO
DSC-W80:3,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Ultra compact

$179

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Ultra compact

$128

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support
Leica V-Lux 2

Leica V-Lux 2

Super zoom

$1,999

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$320 - $360

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

Digicam

$301

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Significantly lighter
Aperture Significantly 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

$108 - $119

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix S500

Nikon Coolpix S500

Ultra compact

$147

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cybershot WX7

Compact

$180

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98 - $103

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

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