As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cybershot W530 is also often compared to travel zooms, compacts and digicams. The Sony Cybershot W530's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S950 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W690) and Samsung (such as the ST150F and the PL170)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W530 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 220 shots) and is newer (february 2011 vs january 2010).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and DSC-W530

  • None found

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and DSC-W530

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
1 year older
$118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and DSC-W530

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and DSC-W530

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX1 and DSC-W530

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T77 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T77 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T77 and DSC-W530

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W530 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.5) and has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (february 2011 vs february 2012) and significantly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the DSC-W530)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.7

common strengths of the DSC-W690 and DSC-W530

  • Light weight: 142 g vs 113 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
2 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.7

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-W530

  • Light weight: 122 g vs 113 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH22 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH22 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.7

common strengths of the DMC-FH22 and DSC-W530

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20
2 years older
$599

Significant advantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the DSC-W530)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.7

common strengths of the DSC-H20 and DSC-W530

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W530 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 33 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (93×52×19 mm) vs compact (98×61×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2011 vs january 2010) and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much larger: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-S950 and DSC-W530

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 167 g vs 113 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-W620 and DSC-W530

  • Very small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • Very light: 116 g vs 113 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W550 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W550 (vs the DSC-W530)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W550 and DSC-W530

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • Very light: 122 g vs 113 g

Samsung PL170

Samsung PL170
similar age

Significant advantages of the PL170 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PL170 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL170 and DSC-W530

  • Very small: Super compact (95×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the DSC-S2100 and DSC-W530

  • Very small: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • Very light: 167 g vs 113 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A495

Canon PowerShot A495
1 year older
$112

Significant advantages of the A495 (vs the DSC-W530)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A495 (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much larger: Compact (94×62×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A495 and DSC-W530

  • Very small: Compact (94×62×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
  • Very light: 175 g vs 113 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W530 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.1), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 85k dots) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera
1 year newer
$88

Significant advantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the DSC-W530)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Instant Digital Camera and DSC-W530

  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"

Olympus D-560 Zoom

Olympus D-560 Zoom
8 years older

Significant advantages of the D-560 Zoom (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-560 Zoom (vs the DSC-W530)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D-560 Zoom and DSC-W530

  • Light weight: 220 g vs 113 g