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 Olympus (such as the VR-340 and the D-435) and Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cybershot T110)

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 better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) 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 smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$115

Significant advantages of the VR-340 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-340 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the VR-340 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
1 year older
$280

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"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
2 years newer
$124

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the DSC-W730)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $137

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (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-W830 and DSC-W730

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

Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F
similar age
$180

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 Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
similar age
$214

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the WX60 (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 WX60 and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Super compact (92×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Very light: 124 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W730 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it 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 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×17 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 250 shots).

Sony Cybershot T110

Sony Cybershot DSC-T110
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the T110 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T110 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the T110 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$104

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-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $105

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

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year older
$293

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
3 years older
$239

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 1.5"), is slightly smaller (super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs compact (95×61×30 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2009).

Casio Exilim EX-N50

Casio Exilim EX-N50
similar age

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"

Nikon Coolpix L18

Nikon Coolpix L18
5 years older

Significant advantages of the L18 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L18 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Compact (95×61×30 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)

common strengths of the L18 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Olympus D-435

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the D-435 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-435 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D-435 and DSC-W730

  • Light weight: 140 g vs 122 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$117

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the DSC-W730)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×20 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 114 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-S950 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$98

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S2900 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"