As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930 is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W70 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W310) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S930 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 32 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.4" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (compact (90×61×26 mm) vs super compact (89×57×23 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Compact (90×61×26 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-W70 and DSC-S930

  • Very small: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Compact (90×61×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 157 g vs 167 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W130 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (90×61×26 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W130 (vs the DSC-S930)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W130 and DSC-S930

  • Very small: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (90×61×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
6 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.4"

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Compact (90×61×26 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the L31 and DSC-S930

  • Very small: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Compact (90×61×26 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 167 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S930 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (90×61×26 mm) vs ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)), is older (january 2009 vs january 2010) and is thicker (1" vs 0.7").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and DSC-S930

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-S930 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (112k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.7 fps vs 8.5 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
5 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 112k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-S930)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DSC-S930

  • Inexpensive: $429.33 vs $271.91

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
4 years newer
$178

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ151 and DSC-S930

  • Inexpensive: $178.07 vs $271.91

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1/8 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the DSC-S930)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the DSC-H20 and DSC-S930

  • None found