The Canon PowerShot A30 is mostly gets compared to super zooms, pro digicams, compacts and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot A30's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P510) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix A120 and the FinePix A350 Zoom)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A30 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (110×71×38 mm) vs professional size (120×83×102 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 4") and is slightly lighter (350 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 7 fps).

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
10 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the PowerShot A30)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the PowerShot A30)

  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the P510 and PowerShot A30

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Mid size (110×71×38 mm)
  • Thin: 4" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 350 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A30 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (1.5" vs 1.6").

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3") and is slightly larger (mid size (110×71×38 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
12 years newer
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot A30)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot A30)

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common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and PowerShot A30

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A30 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), is thinner (1.5" vs 1.7") and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1/2 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (mid size (110×71×38 mm) vs compact (102×51×42 mm)), is older (february 2002 vs february 2004), is much heavier (350 g vs 170 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix A120

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A120 (vs the PowerShot A30)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×51×42 mm) vs Mid size (110×71×38 mm)
  • Much lighter: 170 g vs 350 g
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A120 (vs the PowerShot A30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Shorter max exposures: 1/2 of a second vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the A120 and PowerShot A30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A30 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (110×71×38 mm) vs ultra compact (90×30×30 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 5 MP), is older (february 2002 vs february 2005), is thicker (1.5" vs 1.2") and is much heavier (350 g vs 192 g).

Fujifilm FinePix A350 Zoom

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the A350 Zoom (vs the PowerShot A30)

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Significant disadvantages of the A350 Zoom (vs the PowerShot A30)

  • None found

common strengths of the A350 Zoom and PowerShot A30

  • None found