As well as being compared against other digicams, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, compacts, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix SZ9) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A520 and the EOS Rebel T6i)

compared toDigicam competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50

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Significant advantages of the DSC-S50 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S50 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-S50 and DSC-S30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Sony DSC-S30 has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (standard size (113×68×69 mm) vs super compact (97×57×21 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9
13 years newer
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ9 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×57×21 mm) vs Standard size (113×68×69 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the SZ9 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ9 and DSC-S30

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
15 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and DSC-S30

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
13 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-S30

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Sony DSC-S30 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 32 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), is much larger (standard size (113×68×69 mm) vs compact (94×61×31 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot A520

Canon PowerShot A520
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the A520 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • Much smaller: Compact (91×64×38 mm) vs Standard size (113×68×69 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the A520 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2"

common strengths of the A520 and DSC-S30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot A800

Canon PowerShot A800
11 years newer
$162

Significant advantages of the A800 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×61×31 mm) vs Standard size (113×68×69 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the A800 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

common strengths of the A800 and DSC-S30

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Fujifilm FinePix AV200
11 years newer

Significant advantages of the AV200 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Standard size (113×68×69 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 39 mm

Significant disadvantages of the AV200 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

common strengths of the AV200 and DSC-S30

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Sony DSC-S30 has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is much larger (standard size (113×68×69 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (100 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
12 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-S30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and DSC-S30

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S30 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (standard size (113×68×69 mm) vs large (131×97×126 mm)), is thinner (2.7" vs 5") and is slightly lighter (370 g vs 687 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 10.6 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
12 years newer

Significant advantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the DSC-S30)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the DSC-S30)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Standard size (113×68×69 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 5" vs 2.7"
  • Heavier: 687 g vs 370 g

common strengths of the HS30 EXR and DSC-S30

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 370 g