As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Canon PowerShot S30 is also often compared to super zooms, compacts and digicams. The Canon PowerShot S30's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S400 and the PowerShot S20) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H7)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Canon PowerShot S40

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similar age
$157

Significant advantages of the S40 (vs the S30)

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Significant disadvantages of the S40 (vs the S30)

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common strengths of the S40 and S30

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S30 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (112×58×42 mm) vs prosumer size (110×83×86 mm)) and is thinner (1.7" vs 3.4").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 31 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 8 MP) and is older (october 2001 vs february 2007).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
5 years newer
$640

Significant advantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the S30)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 31 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the S30)

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common strengths of the DSC-H7 and S30

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×42 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 323 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.7"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S30 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5").

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (112×58×42 mm) vs compact (87×57×28 mm)), is older (october 2001 vs february 2003), is thicker (1.7" vs 1.1"), is much heavier (323 g vs 230 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot S400

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the S30)

  • Much smaller: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×42 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.7"
  • Much lighter: 230 g vs 323 g

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the S30)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the S400 and S30

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

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S30 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (october 2001 vs january 2000), has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 32 mm).

Canon PowerShot S20

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S20 (vs the S30)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 32 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S20 (vs the S30)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the S20 and S30

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