As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX730 is also often compared to compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX730's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the EasyShare M530) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX710)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX730 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and is slightly lighter (124 g vs 245 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (8x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-WX730)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 8x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-WX730)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Super compact (92×52×22 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-WX730

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Super compact (92×52×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 124 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX710
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX710 (vs the DSC-WX730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX710 (vs the DSC-WX730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX710 and DSC-WX730

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×52×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 124 g vs 124 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX730 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 1,000 ISO), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

Kodak EasyShare M530

Kodak EasyShare M530
3 years older
$120

Significant advantages of the M530 (vs the DSC-WX730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M530 (vs the DSC-WX730)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the M530 and DSC-WX730

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×52×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"