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Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800

Portability
63
Imaging
41
Features
48
Overall
43
Olympus Stylus SP-100 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 front
Portability
96
Imaging
46
Features
29
Overall
39

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 Key Specs

Olympus SP-100
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400 (Bump to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 594g - 122 x 91 x 133mm
  • Announced January 2014
Sony W800
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  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.4) lens
  • 125g - 97 x 55 x 21mm
  • Introduced February 2014
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Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 Overview

The following is a thorough overview of the Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Olympus and Sony. The sensor resolution of the SP-100 (16MP) and the W800 (20MP) is very well matched and they feature the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SP-100 was released about the same time to the W800 which means that they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Olympus SP-100 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony W800 being a Compact camera.

Before getting through a comprehensive comparison, below is a short introduction of how the SP-100 matches up vs the W800 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-100 over the Sony W800

 SP-100 W800 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W800 over the Olympus SP-100

 W800 SP-100 

Common features in the Olympus SP-100 and Sony W800

 SP-100 W800 
IntroducedJanuary 2014February 2014Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera often, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Olympus SP-100 provides outside measurements of 122mm x 91mm x 133mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 5.2") having a weight of 594 grams (1.31 lbs) whilst the Sony W800 has proportions of 97mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the SP-100 against the W800.

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the SP-100 and W800 is 63 and 96 respectively.

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions just by looking at technical specs. The pic underneath should provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the SP-100 and W800.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Sony W800 to resolve more detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos much more aggressively.

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-100 Portrait photography details
Sony W800 Portrait photography details
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manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
comes with face detection autofocus
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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megapixel count good (20MP)
includes face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-100 as a Street photography camera
Sony W800 as a Street photography camera
42
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than others (594 grams)
65
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (125g)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-100 Sports photography features
Sony W800 Sports photography features
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incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
includes tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-100 as a Travel photography camera
Sony W800 as a Travel photography camera
53
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
great zoom (1200mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than others (594g)
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
70
lighter than competitors (125g)
megapixel count good (20MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-100 Landscape photography highlights
Sony W800 Landscape photography highlights
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manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
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decently wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-100 Vlogging factors
Sony W800 Vlogging factors
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quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external microphone support
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
does not offer selfie friendly display
more heavy than others (594 grams)
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decently wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
lighter than competitors (125 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
does not posses selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have mic support
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Olympus SP-100 vs Sony W800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-100 and Sony W800
 Olympus Stylus SP-100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Sony
Model Olympus Stylus SP-100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2014-01-29 2014-02-13
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Max enhanced ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.2-6.4
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT LCD TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 920 thousand dots -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 2s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1700s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter rate 7.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264 AVI MPEG4
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 594 gr (1.31 lb) 125 gr (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 122 x 91 x 133mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 5.2") 97 x 55 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 330 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model LI-92B NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $400 $90