As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 is also often compared to pro digicams and ultra compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S75 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W55) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX33 and the Lumix TS4)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T30 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs compact (100×65×26 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 310 shots).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), is older (april 2006 vs march 2011), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is not waterproof.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33
1 year newer
$359

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX33 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX33 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FX33 and DSC-T30

  • Very small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W55 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W55 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the DSC-W55 and DSC-T30

  • Very small: Super compact (90×59×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 380 shots vs 420 shots
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the TS4 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TS4 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×64×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the TS4 and DSC-T30

  • Very small: Compact (103×64×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 310 shots vs 420 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
8 years newer
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,000 ISO
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and DSC-T30

  • Very small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the TG-810 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the TG-810 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Heavier: 221 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the TG-810 and DSC-T30

  • Very small: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T30 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 3.1 MP), is newer (april 2006 vs february 2001) and is thinner (0.9" vs 2.6").

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 34 mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S75 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S75 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-S75 and DSC-T30

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Sony DSC-T30 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), is much larger (super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs ultra compact (94×58×17 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1
3 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX1 (vs the DSC-T30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX1 and DSC-T30

  • None found