Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80

Portability
54
Imaging
41
Features
27
Overall
35
Sigma SD10 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
38
Overall
39
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Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80, one is a Advanced DSLR and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Sigma and Sony. There is a crucial difference among the resolutions of the SD10 (3MP) and WX80 (16MP) and the SD10 (APS-C) and WX80 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor sizing.

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The SD10 was revealed 9 years before the WX80 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the Sigma SD10 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Sony WX80 being a Compact camera.

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief summary of how the SD10 scores versus the WX80 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 Key Specs

Sigma SD10
(Full Review)
  • 3MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 800 (Push to 1600)
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Sigma SA Mount
  • 950g - 152 x 120 x 79mm
  • Launched March 2004
  • Succeeded the Sigma SD9
  • Newer Model is Sigma SD14
Sony WX80
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-8.0) lens
  • 124g - 92 x 52 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera, you should take into account its weight and size. The Sigma SD10 comes with exterior dimensions of 152mm x 120mm x 79mm (6.0" x 4.7" x 3.1") along with a weight of 950 grams (2.09 lbs) whilst the Sony WX80 has specifications of 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9") along with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have chosen during that time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the SD10 compared to the WX80.

Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the SD10 and WX80 is 54 and 96 respectively.

Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 top view buttons comparison

Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is tough to see the contrast between sensor sizing purely by going over technical specs. The photograph underneath will give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SD10 and WX80.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The SD10 because of its bigger sensor will make shooting bokeh simpler and the Sony WX80 will deliver greater detail as a result of its extra 13MP. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The older SD10 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 sensor size comparison

Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 Screen and ViewFinder

Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sigma SD10 Portrait photography factors
Sony WX80 Portrait photography factors
48
you can focus manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview
low megapixels (3 megapixels)
36
good MP (16 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sigma SD10
Street photography with Sony WX80
43
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
more heavy than competition (950 grams)
low max ISO (800)
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus by touch
lighter than average in class (124g)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sigma SD10 Sports photography factors
Sony WX80 Sports photography factors
37
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000 seconds)
good sensor size (APS-C)
no liveview
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (3 megapixels)
lack of phase detect auto focus
45
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sigma SD10 Travel photography factors
Sony WX80 Travel photography factors
29
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (950g)
low megapixels (3 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
71
lighter than average in class (124 grams)
boasts focus by touch
good MP (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sigma SD10 Landscape photography advice
Sony WX80 Landscape photography advice
41
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Sigma SA mount)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (1.8 inches)
no liveview
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (3MP)
low max ISO (800)
no Timelapse recording
39
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sigma SD10 as a Vlogging camera
Sony WX80 as a Vlogging camera
9
no video recording
35
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average in class (124 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone port
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Sigma SD10 vs Sony WX80 Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Sigma
Sony
Model
Sigma SD10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
Category
Advanced DSLR
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2004-03-19
2013-01-08
Body design
Mid-size SLR
Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by
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BIONZ
Sensor type
CMOS (Foveon X3)
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
20.7 x 13.8mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
285.7mm²
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
3 megapixel
16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution
2268 x 1512
4608 x 3456
Max native ISO
800
3200
Max boosted ISO
1600
12800
Minimum native ISO
100
100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens mount
Sigma SA
fixed lens
Lens focal range
-
28-224mm (8.0x)
Largest aperture
-
f/3.3-8.0
Macro focus range
-
5cm
Number of lenses
76
-
Focal length multiplier
1.7
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
1.8 inch
2.7 inch
Display resolution
130 thousand dot
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech
-
TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
None
Viewfinder coverage
98%
-
Viewfinder magnification
0.77x
-
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
4 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/6000 secs
1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed
-
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
-
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
4.20 m
Flash modes
-
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/180 secs
-
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
-
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
None
1920x1080
Video data format
-
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
950g (2.09 lb)
124g (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions
152 x 120 x 79mm (6.0" x 4.7" x 3.1")
92 x 52 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
-
240 pictures
Battery form
-
Battery Pack
Battery model
-
NP-BN
Self timer
Yes (10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
Compact Flash Type I or II
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots
One
One
Retail pricing
$198
$276