As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W80 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V) and Samsung (such as the Galaxy Camera)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W30 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.6 MP) and is older (february 2006 vs march 2008).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W30)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W80 and DSC-W30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
6 years newer
$568

Significant advantages of the TS20 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the TS20 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the TS20 and DSC-W30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W55 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W55 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W55 and DSC-W30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×59×23 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50
similar age
$269

Significant advantages of the DSC-W50 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W50 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W50 and DSC-W30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD790 IS (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SD790 IS (vs the DSC-W30)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SD790 IS and DSC-W30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×23 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 4.8"), has a much lower resolution screen (85k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
6 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 2"
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the DSC-W30)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Camera and DSC-W30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
9 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and DSC-W30

  • Light weight: 147 g vs 153 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
7 years newer
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-W30

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
9 years newer
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 85k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX610 HS and DSC-W30

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
8 years newer
$325

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the DSC-W30)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S6800 and DSC-W30

  • Light weight: 145 g vs 153 g