As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 is also often compared to ultra compacts and compacts. The Sony CyberShot DSC-W730's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-W610 and the Cybershot DSC-W530) and Casio (such as the Exilim EX-N50 and the Exilim EX-Z29)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W730 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs compact (99×57×28 mm)), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011), is slightly lighter (122 g vs 194 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 240 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and significantly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F
similar age
$325

Significant advantages of the WB30F (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the WB30F (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB30F and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Ultra compact (98×58×17 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 128 g vs 122 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
similar age
$175

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Very light: 124 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
1 year older
$290

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 194 g vs 122 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
2 years older
$330

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Very light: 135 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$150

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Very light: 133 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Kodak EasyShare Z915

Kodak EasyShare Z915
4 years older
$220

Significant advantages of the Z915 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z915 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (90×64×39 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the Z915 and DSC-W730

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W730 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×17 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots) and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$130

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year older
$200

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2
5 years older
$130

Significant advantages of the DSC-T2 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T2 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T2 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$120

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$120

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
3 years older
$174

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-W730

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W730 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs march 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps) and significantly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Casio Exilim EX-N50

Casio Exilim EX-N50
similar age
$134

Significant advantages of the EX-N50 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-N50 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the EX-N50 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 132 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
1 year older
$386

Significant advantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.3
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the WX10 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the WX10 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W35 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W35 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DSC-W35 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×59×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 149 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
1 year older
$149

Significant advantages of the A2400 IS (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the A2400 IS (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the A2400 IS and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 126 g vs 122 g

Casio Exilim EX-Z29

Casio Exilim EX-Z29
3 years older
$165

Significant advantages of the EX-Z29 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z29 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the EX-Z29 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (101×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3
5 years older
$380

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FS3 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"