As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is also often compared to waterproofs, pro digicams, compacts and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot TX10 and the Cyber-Shot HX60V) and Olympus (such as the SH-25MR and the SZ-14)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly shorter battery life (320 shots vs 400 shots), is older (february 2012 vs april 2013), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year newer
$266

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60V and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $265.79 vs $422.64

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
1 year newer
$445

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
  • Inexpensive: $444.70 vs $422.64

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years newer
$367

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

  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $422.64

Olympus SH-25MR

Olympus SH-25MR
similar age

Significant advantages of the SH-25MR (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SH-25MR (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the SH-25MR and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX7v and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to waterproof competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 4x), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a significantly longer battery life (320 shots vs 250 shots), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2011) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it is much larger (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.4" vs 0.7"), is much heavier (254 g vs 133 g) and is not waterproof.

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DSC-HX30V

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 3.6x), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a significantly longer battery life (320 shots vs 200 shots), has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), is slightly larger (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs compact (99×60×28 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and is thicker (1.4" vs 1.1").

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
5 months older
$382

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Smaller: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.4"

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 320 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $422.64

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$403 - $448

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

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

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX30V

  • Very long battery life: 330 shots vs 320 shots
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $422.64

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 5x), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2 fps) and has a much longer battery life (320 shots vs 170 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.7), is much larger (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs super compact (94×57×21 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.4" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (254 g vs 145 g).

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
similar age
$299

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

  • Much 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 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 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs large (130×98×126 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is thinner (1.4" vs 5").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (320 shots vs 350 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2013).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the L820 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 254 g

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×98×126 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and DSC-HX30V

  • Light weight: 730 g vs 254 g
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $422.64