• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX730 HS advantages over Sony RX100 VA

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer video battery life
    50 vs 35 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Sony RX100 VA advantages over Canon SX730 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.9 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/3200 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon SX730 HS
Nikon A900
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher-res screen
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX100 VA
Nikon A900
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Canon SX730 HS
Sony RX100 V
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VA
Sony RX100 V
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $998
  • 1 inch

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Canon SX730 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony RX100 VA
Panasonic ZS70
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Canon SX730 HS
Canon SX740 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $438
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
Sony RX100 VA
Canon SX740 HS
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $438
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Sony ZV-1

Canon SX730 HS
Sony ZV-1
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer video battery life
  • $800
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VA
Sony ZV-1
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash
  • $800
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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