- 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.4" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 320 x 240 video
- 38-108mm (F2.9-5.4) lens
- 167g - 90 x 61 x 26mm
- Introduced January 2009
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- Size Comparison
Sony S930 overview
Sony S930 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first announced on January of 2009. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The S930 ranks at #245 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #1232 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can try our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personal factors.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony S930 history
The Sony S930 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can discover all older and latest models along with important features.
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Sony S930 Gallery
You can view the S930 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony S930 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Sony S930 based on factors that are generally seen as crucial in a digital camera.
Sony S930 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor on the Sony S930 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the S930's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S930 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony S930 dimensions
Sony S930 weighs 0.37 lbs (167 grams or 5.89 ounces) and features external size of 90mm x 61mm x 26mm (3.5" x 2.4" x 1.0"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Sony S930 is very similar when compared to other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a pic of the Sony S930 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view here will show you the button layout on the S930.
Sony S930 Lens information
The S930 features a fixed lens giving a focal range of 38-108mm giving it a 2.8 x zoom which is definitely not amazing nevertheless it will be invaluable in some scenarios.
At it's widest 38mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 and that's rather sluggish and not ideal in low light circumstances and you might find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will probably also have to up your ISO setting which causes noisy shots. At the long end, 108mm comes to f5.4 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Sony S930 Connectivity
The S930 has the following connectivity:
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy images and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Certain apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Sony S930 Video information
The highest video resolution on the Sony S930 is 320 x 240 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 240p is awful by today's requirements. You should really try to get at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port so you get zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to get an alternative camera in case you need good sound in your videos.
Sony S930 Weather Sealing
Sony S930 doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.
Sony S930 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony S930 has got a 2.4" fixed display screen with a resolution of 112k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details regarding Sony S930 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Sony S930 Shutter information
Sony S930 has the ability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Sony S930 Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony S930 boasts just built-in flash with missing external flash ability.
Sony S930 Autofocus information
Sony S930 boasts only Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
It has got 9 focus points to choose from. Sony S930 includes manual focusing when needed for low light occasions or you need more accurate focusing control.
Sony S930 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Following is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Sony S930 for specific types of photography
The following graph shows a analysis of the Sony S930 for specific types of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section below.
Sony S930 Portrait photography information
The Sony S930 gets a points total of 26 which is low, and means the camera is not appropriate to use for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support together with the potential to work with off-camera lighting.
Sony S930 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a moderate rating of 56, the Sony S930 is reasonably suited to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony S930 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography points tally of 24 indicates the Sony S930 is not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony S930 Travel photography features
Weight is super important when getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony S930 gets a moderate 50 as a travelling camera which is fairly appropriate to take with you on your trips.
Sony S930 Landscape photography details
For anybody who is looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony S930 with it's low score of 31 for a landscape camera is not appropriate compared to its competition.
Sony S930 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Sony S930 is not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a low rating of 25.
Sony S930 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the S930, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph here will give you a summary of the S930 compared to it's top ranked rivals shown above.
These are various other cameras you may consider as alternatives. To look at a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.