• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 26mm - 130mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $232 Average Retail $350 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 8.0x zoom 25mm - 200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $139 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony TX30 over Sony W730

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • High-res screen
    1229k vs 230k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Longer shutter
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony W730 over Sony TX30

  • Lens zoom ratio
    8.0x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Review Excerpt

  • Good image and video quality for a compact waterproof camera; Stylish, pocketable design; Improved ruggedness; Speedy performance including 10 fps continuous shooting at full resolution.

  • Touchscreen unusable and unviewable while submerged; Slim, slick design makes it unwieldy to hold (and difficult to hang onto!) underwater; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony WX80

Sony TX30
Sony WX80
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Manual focus
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony W730
Sony WX80
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Sony TX30
Canon 130 IS
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony W730
Canon 130 IS
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider angle lens
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • High-res screen

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Sony TX30
Panasonic TS25
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $158
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
Sony W730
Panasonic TS25
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $158
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon S5200

Sony TX30
Nikon S5200
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony W730
Nikon S5200
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1080p

Compared to Sony W830

Sony TX30
Sony W830
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
Sony W730
Sony W830
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
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