PowerShot vs Cybershot
Powershot and Cyber-shot are two consumer camera brands manufactured by two of the giants in the camera industry. PowerShot camera is a product of Canon whereas Cyber-shot camera is a product of Sony. Both of these camera lineups have a considerable share in the consumer market. Most of these cameras are point and shoot cameras, but some are prosumer cameras.
Canon’s trademark PowerShot cameras are one of the highest selling cameras around the world. The PowerShot series was initiated in 1996. It currently consists of seven different sub types. The PowerShot A series is a budget camera series with easy to use point and shoot and prosumer (professional – consumer) cameras. The D series is a waterproof, shock resistant and freeze resistant series which is designed for adventure travellers. The E series consists of design oriented budget cameras. The G series cameras are the flagship cameras having advanced features. The S/SD series, which is also known as digital ELPH, Digital IXUS and IXY Digital, are ultra-compact cameras that carry the theme performance and style. The S/SX series is famous for ultra-zoom or mega-zoom camera. The S series was initially started as a compact point and shoot camera, but later evolved to be a series that is a bit beneath the G series. The 600 series, Pro series, and the TX series were discontinued from production.
Cyber-shot is a camera range that is driven by Sony, a giant in the camera industry, and very famous among consumers. The Cyber-shot range was initiated in 1996 by Sony. Most of the Cyber-shot cameras consist of Carl Zeiss lenses. Cyber-shot cameras have a very unique ability to capture fast moving objects. The images taken with a Cyber-shot or any other Sony camera comes with a prefix of DCS which stands for Digital Still Camera. The Sony Cyber-shot series has four different sub types. The T series Cyber-shot cameras offer high end features of point and shoot cameras and are somewhat expensive. The W series Cyber-shot cameras are point and shoot cameras in the mid region with all around features within budget. The H series can be considered as prosumer cameras and are designed for amateur photographers. The S series is the budget series Cyber-shot cameras. Sony mobile phones, which were previously known as Sony Ericsson mobile phones, also feature cyber-shot cameras in some of their designs.
What is the difference between PowerShot and Cyber-Shot?
• Powershot is a line of cameras produced by Canon cameras whereas Cyber-shot is a line of cameras designed and manufactured by Sony.
• Canon PowerShot cameras come in 7 different lines whereas Sony Cyber-shot cameras which initially came in 13 lines now come in four different lines.