As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX9v and the Cybershot DSC-RX100) and Canon (such as the Powershot S100 and the PowerShot SX720 HS)

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, slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.5 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (320 shots vs 270 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), is older (february 2012 vs january 2014) and is slightly more expensive ($461.34 vs $118.00).

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-HX30V)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DSC-HX30V

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
similar age

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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year newer
$246

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: $246.10 vs $461.34

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $120

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-HX30V

  • Inexpensive: $118.00 vs $461.34

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$240

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DSC-HX30V

  • Inexpensive: $239.50 vs $461.34

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$245

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the SX610 HS and DSC-HX30V

  • Inexpensive: $245.27 vs $461.34

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a built-in GPS.

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), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), is older (february 2012 vs august 2013) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
5 months older
$380

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX30V

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$368 - $382

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly 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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 320 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
4 months newer
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/3.2
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-HX30V

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 320 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
1 year newer
$798 - $1,198

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 254 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DSC-HX30V

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 320 shots

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$510

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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 320 shots

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 slightly smaller (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.2 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), 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 P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
2 years newer
$619

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

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

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

  • 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"

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 lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-HX30V

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 254 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 320 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V 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"

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
1 year older
$685

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3200 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S3200 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 254 g

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
1 year newer
$275

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the P530 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 254 g

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
similar age
$196

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the L810 and DSC-HX30V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 254 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 118k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (107×62×35 mm) vs super compact (95×52×22 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.9"), is slightly more expensive ($461.34 vs $326.12), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
5 years older
$326

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (107×62×35 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 162 g vs 254 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,250 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FX30 and DSC-HX30V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A95

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A95 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A95 (vs the DSC-HX30V)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot A95 and DSC-HX30V

  • Each has a built-in flash