The Samsung S730 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Samsung S730's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim EX-V7)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung S730 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/800 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift) and much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Casio Exilim EX-V7

Casio Exilim EX-V7
similar age

Significant advantages of the EX-V7 (vs the S730)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the EX-V7 (vs the S730)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/800 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the EX-V7 and S730

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (96×60×25 mm) vs Compact (100×63×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"