As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A430 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A430's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the CyberShot DSC-W800) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH2 and the Lumix DMC-ZS5)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A430 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (77k dots vs 1,229k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A430)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A430)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and A430

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (103×52×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 210 g

Canon PowerShot A510

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the A510 (vs the A430)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm

Significant disadvantages of the A510 (vs the A430)

  • None found

common strengths of the A510 and A430

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A430 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (103×52×40 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
8 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A430)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A430)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and A430

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH2 (vs the A430)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH2 (vs the A430)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH2 and A430

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the A430)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the A430)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and A430

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A430 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is significantly larger (compact (103×52×40 mm) vs compact (103×60×32 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS5 (vs the A430)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS5 (vs the A430)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZS5 and A430

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×32 mm) vs Compact (103×52×40 mm)
  • Very light: 214 g vs 210 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Canon A430 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 35 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 7.1 MP), is older (february 2006 vs february 2007) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot A560

Canon PowerShot A560
1 year newer
$349

Significant advantages of the A560 (vs the A430)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm

Significant disadvantages of the A560 (vs the A430)

  • None found

common strengths of the A560 and A430

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 205 g vs 210 g
  • Inexpensive: $348.98 vs $386.97