• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm Z30 advantages over Sony W830

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer exposure
    3 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony W830 advantages over Fujifilm Z30

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    4 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/1600 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm Z33WP

Fujifilm Z30
Fujifilm Z33WP
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
Sony W830
Fujifilm Z33WP
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm Z37

Fujifilm Z30
Fujifilm Z37
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony W830
Fujifilm Z37
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Rollei FL100iT

Fujifilm Z30
Rollei FL100iT
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $288
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
Sony W830
Rollei FL100iT
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $288
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S3500

Fujifilm Z30
Nikon S3500
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony W830
Nikon S3500
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon 160

Fujifilm Z30
Canon 160
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony W830
Canon 160
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
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