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 Cyber-shot DSC-S750 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W830) and Casio (such as the Exilim EX-N50)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W730 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012) 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"), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 240 shots) and significantly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $128

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

  • None found

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

  • Significantly 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)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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)
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3
similar age
$308

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ3 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly longer battery life: 250 shots vs 200 shots
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ3 (vs the DSC-W730)

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

common strengths of the DMC-SZ3 and DSC-W730

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 126 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
10 months older

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

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

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

  • Significantly 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)
  • Light weight: 142 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
1 year older
$270

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

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

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

  • Larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Heavier: 194 g vs 122 g
  • Significantly 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)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
similar age
$200

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

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

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

  • Significantly 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)
  • Light weight: 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 a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

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

Sony Cybershot T110

Sony Cybershot DSC-T110
1 year older

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 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 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 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 33 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 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 250 shots).

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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S750 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much longer battery life: 280 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S750 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 320 x 240 @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DSC-S750 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (91×56×27 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
1 year older
$190

Significant advantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the DSC-W730)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W650 and DSC-W730

  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 25 mm
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 124 g vs 122 g

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$145

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

  • Significantly longer battery life: 250 shots vs 200 shots

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"

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
1 year older
$190

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the DSC-W730)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S6100 and DSC-W730

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×27 mm) vs Super compact (93×52×23 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $189.88 vs $129.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
3 years older
$170

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
  • Significantly 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)
  • Light weight: 167 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"