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
  1. 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-stops)
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
34 mm vs 35 mm
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Almost the same
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
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
  1. 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
91×58×23 mm vs 125×52×65 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 6 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-S851/1000s
DSC-W801/1600s
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
DSC-S853.9 MP
DSC-W807.1 MP
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
4.0 cm
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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DSC-S85123k dots
DSC-W80115k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DSC-S85400 ISO
DSC-W803,200 ISO
Movie format Poor movies Help
DSC-S85320 x 240 @ 16fps
DSC-W80480p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $498

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash No external flash support
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Ultra compact

$240

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Pro digicam

True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$224

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

Compact

True resolution Higher true resolution
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Travel zoom

$178 - $181

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$312

3D Takes 3D photos
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Battery life Shorter battery life
Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F

Ultra compact

$200

Wide angle Much better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$118 - $128

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

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