As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung L730 is also often compared to super zooms and travel zooms. The Samsung L730's top rivals come from Kyocera (such as the Finecam L30) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix S6200)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L730 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (95×59×21 mm) vs compact (103×64×27 mm)) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (july 2007 vs january 2012), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kyocera Finecam L30

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the L30 (vs the L730)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L30 (vs the L730)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×55×33 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L30 and L730

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the TS4 (vs the L730)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the TS4 (vs the L730)

  • Larger: Compact (103×64×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the TS4 and L730

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Samsung i85

Samsung i85
similar age

Significant advantages of the i85 (vs the L730)

  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the i85 (vs the L730)

  • None found

common strengths of the i85 and L730

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×62×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L730 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (95×59×21 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (183 g vs 508 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 22 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
6 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L730)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the L730)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 508 g vs 183 g

common strengths of the L830 and L730

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×21 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 183 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L730 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), is older (july 2007 vs august 2011) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the L730)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the L730)

  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S6200 and L730

  • Very small: Compact (93×58×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 160 g vs 183 g