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 W570 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W690) and Canon (such as the IXUS 132 and the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS)

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), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012), is slightly less expensive ($139.99 vs $331.48) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and significantly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$154

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • 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
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$331

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Very light: 142 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
10 months older
$438

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the DSC-W730)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (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-W690 and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Very light: 142 g vs 122 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
similar age
$255

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
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 200 g vs 122 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$463

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (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 IXUS 145 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
  • Very 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 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 290 shots), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older
$170

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and DSC-W730

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
similar age
$96

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and DSC-W730

  • None found

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-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year older
$145

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 Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$150

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 Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is newer (january 2013 vs july 2011) 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").

Casio Exilim EX-N50

Casio Exilim EX-N50
similar age
$138

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 Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
3 years older
$166

Significant advantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W370 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 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-W370 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×57×26 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$90

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

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (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 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"

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$132

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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 122 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W550 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W550 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-W550 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"