The Kodak EasyShare Z730 is mostly gets compared to compacts. The Kodak EasyShare Z730's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio E40)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak Z730 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 37 mm) and much longer exposures (64 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (100×69×40 mm) vs compact (94×61×23 mm)), is older (february 2005 vs july 2007), is thicker (1.6" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (270 g vs 175 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Pentax Optio E40

Pentax Optio E40
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the E40 (vs the Z730)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×61×23 mm) vs Mid size (100×69×40 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 175 g vs 270 g

Significant disadvantages of the E40 (vs the Z730)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 33 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 64 seconds

common strengths of the E40 and Z730

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel