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Sony W650 vs Sony W730

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 Key Specs

Sony W650
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 124g - 94 x 56 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Sony W730
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-224mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 122g - 93 x 52 x 22mm
  • Released January 2013
Photography Glossary

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 Overview

In this write-up, we are matching up the Sony W650 vs Sony W730, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both built by Sony. The resolution of the W650 (16MP) and the W730 (16MP) is very similar and they feature the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The W650 was released 12 months earlier than the W730 which means that they are both of a similar generation. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the W650 matches up against the W730 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony W650 over the Sony W730

 W650 W730 
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Sony W730 over the Sony W650

 W730 W650 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2012More recent by 12 months
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Sony W650 and Sony W730

 W650 W730 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera frequently, you should think about its weight and proportions. The Sony W650 provides physical dimensions of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") along with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) while the Sony W730 has measurements of 93mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 122 grams (0.27 lbs).

Look at the Sony W650 vs Sony W730 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the W650 compared to the W730.

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the W650 and W730 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 top view buttons comparison

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very tough to picture the gap between sensor measurements simply by reading specifications. The visual below should give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the W650 and W730.

Plainly, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact megapixels therefore you should expect similar quality of images though you might want to factor the release date of the products into consideration. The older W650 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 sensor size comparison

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W650 vs Sony W730 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W650 Portrait photography factors
Sony W730 Portrait photography factors
34
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
35
megapixel count good (16MP)
provides face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony W650 Street photography details
Sony W730 Street photography details
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (124g)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
67
image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch focus
lighter than competition in class (122g)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony W650 Sports photography factors
Sony W730 Sports photography factors
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
41
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
provides tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W650 Travel photography details
Sony W730 Travel photography details
69
lighter than others in class (124 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (25mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
71
lighter than competition in class (122g)
boasts touch focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
no Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W650 Landscape photography features
Sony W730 Landscape photography features
43
reasonably wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
39
relatively wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W650 Vlogging details
Sony W730 Vlogging details
33
reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
lighter than others in class (124g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone socket
34
relatively wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
lighter than competition in class (122 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone jack
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Sony W650 vs Sony W730 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W650 and Sony W730
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-01-10 2013-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip BIONZ -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-125mm (5.0x) 25-224mm (9.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.6-6.3 f/3.3-6.3
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech Clear Photo TFT LCD TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 2s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.70 m 2.80 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 124g (0.27 lb) 122g (0.27 lb)
Dimensions 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 93 x 52 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 photographs 240 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BN NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $140 $138