The Canon PowerShot A30 is mostly gets compared to super zooms, 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)

Competitor classes

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 larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • 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 toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A30 compared to compact competitors include: it is thinner (1.5" vs 1.7").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), is much larger (mid size (110×71×38 mm) vs compact (102×51×42 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Fujifilm FinePix A120

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A120 (vs the PowerShot A30)

  • Much 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

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

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 larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Mid size (110×71×38 mm)

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

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Digital 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 has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.7"), 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) and is thicker (1.5" vs 1.2").

Fujifilm FinePix A350 Zoom

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3 years newer

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the A350 Zoom and PowerShot A30

  • None found