As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, boutiques, super zooms, digicams, compacts and mirrorless. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9400 and the Coolpix L310)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (february 2012 vs april 2013), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
1 year newer
$369

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 320 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S9400 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9400 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S9400 and DSC-HX30V

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
similar age
$791

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$240

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the SX280 HS and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
3 months newer
$627

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the WX100 and DSC-HX30V

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and has a slightly shorter battery life (320 shots vs 700 shots).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
4 years newer
$275 - $549 (body only)
$350 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DSC-HX30V

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 254 g
  • Inexpensive: $274.95 vs $387.50

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$329 (body only)
$446 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3100 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.4"
  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $387.50

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$637 (body only)
$487 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T3 and DSC-HX30V

  • Light weight: 459 g vs 254 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
3 years newer
$675

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Longer battery life: 380 shots vs 320 shots
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the TG-4 and DSC-HX30V

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 320 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$520

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-HX30V

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 320 shots

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
5 months older
$479

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$548 - $598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and DSC-HX30V

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 320 shots

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$368 - $455

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX30V

  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 320 shots
  • Inexpensive: $368.00 vs $387.50

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10
1 year newer
$373

Significant advantages of the XZ-10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the XZ-10 and DSC-HX30V

  • Inexpensive: $373.22 vs $387.50

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (20x vs 1x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm).

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$587

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 20x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Coolpix A and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 254 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Fujifilm XF10

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6 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the XF10 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 254 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 800 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.6 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (february 2012 vs february 2014), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
similar age

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 420 shots vs 320 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the L310 and DSC-HX30V

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 254 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-HX30V

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 254 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 410 shots vs 320 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 25 mm
  • Larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.4"

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
2 years newer
$730

Significant advantages of the P610 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P610 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the P610 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$218 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the SX530 HS and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 254 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it is older (february 2012 vs july 2012) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the F800EXR (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the F800EXR (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the F800EXR and DSC-HX30V

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 4x), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a much longer battery life (320 shots vs 170 shots), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2011) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (254 g vs 139 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
1 year older
$500

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and DSC-HX30V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
1 year older
$325

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 254 g

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX9 and DSC-HX30V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
similar age
$221

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 320 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the 320 HS and DSC-HX30V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4.3 fps), has a built-in GPS and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
4 months newer
$479 - $629 (body only)
$629 - $699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Shoots significantly slower: 4.3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 254 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
10 months newer
$730 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 254 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"