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Sony W730 vs Sony WX10

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
38
Overall
38

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 Key Specs

Sony W730
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-224mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 122g - 93 x 52 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2013
Sony WX10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-168mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 161g - 95 x 54 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the Sony W730 vs Sony WX10, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are sold by Sony. The image resolution of the W730 (16MP) and the WX10 (16MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The W730 was launched 2 years after the WX10 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a thorough comparison, here is a simple summary of how the W730 scores vs the WX10 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony W730 over the Sony WX10

 W730 WX10 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2011More modern by 25 months
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony WX10 over the Sony W730

 WX10 W730 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display dimensions2.8"2.7"Larger display (+0.1")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Sony W730 and Sony WX10

 W730 WX10 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera often, you will have to consider its weight and volume. The Sony W730 features external measurements of 93mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9") and a weight of 122 grams (0.27 lbs) while the Sony WX10 has sizing of 95mm x 54mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") along with a weight of 161 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have during that time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the W730 against the WX10.

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the W730 and WX10 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 top view buttons comparison

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is hard to imagine the contrast in sensor sizes only by seeing a spec sheet. The image underneath might give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the W730 and WX10.

As you can see, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the identical resolution and you should expect comparable quality of photos though you need to consider the production date of the cameras into account. The fresher W730 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 sensor size comparison

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W730 Portrait photography info
Sony WX10 Portrait photography info
35
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
39
has manual focus
MP count decent (16MP)
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony W730
Street photography with Sony WX10
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides touch to focus
lighter than competition in class (122g)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony W730 Sports photography advice
Sony WX10 Sports photography advice
41
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W730 as a Travel photography camera
Sony WX10 as a Travel photography camera
71
lighter than competition in class (122g)
provides touch to focus
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
no Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
65
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
no Timelapse recording
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony W730
Landscape photography with Sony WX10
39
fairly wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
no Time Lapse function
50
has manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (2.8 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.4)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W730 Vlogging features
Sony WX10 Vlogging features
34
fairly wide (25mm)
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
lighter than competition in class (122 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic jack
32
reasonably wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.4)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no external microphone socket
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Sony W730 vs Sony WX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W730 and Sony WX10
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-01-08 2011-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-224mm (9.0x) 24-168mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.3 f/2.4-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 2.8 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT LCD display Clear Photo LCD Plus
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 2s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 2.80 m 7.10 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 122 gr (0.27 lbs) 161 gr (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 93 x 52 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9") 95 x 54 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.1" 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 240 photos -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-BN NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/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
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $138 $200