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Advantages of the Sony DSC-S950

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
33 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 7.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Weight
Slightly lighter
167 g vs 175 g
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Almost the same
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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W80's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-S95093×56×24 mm
              DSC-W8091×58×23 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-S950167 g
              DSC-W80175 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-S9502s
              DSC-W801s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-S95033 mm
              DSC-W8035 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DSC-S950230k dots
              DSC-W80115k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-S9504x
              DSC-W803x

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