As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Canon PowerShot D30 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot D30's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP130 and the FinePix XP120) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TS30 and the Lumix DMC-TS3)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D30 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 5 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (109×68×28 mm) vs super compact (104×58×20 mm)) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.9 fps vs 6.9 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
10 months newer
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the D30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the D30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and D30

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
4 months older
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the D30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the D30)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and D30

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
similar age
$514

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the D30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the D30)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and D30

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the D30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the D30)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and D30

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
1 year newer
$150

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the D30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the D30)

  • None found

common strengths of the S33 and D30

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the D30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the D30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and D30

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D30 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a significantly longer battery life (300 shots vs 240 shots) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.4").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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4 years newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and D30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

GoPro Hero6 Black

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3 years newer
$498

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the D30)

  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 1.9 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (109×68×28 mm)
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the D30)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and D30

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
7 months newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the D30)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the G7 X and D30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
2 years newer
$94 - $114

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 300 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and D30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

GoPro Hero (2018)

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4 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the D30)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (109×68×28 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly lighter: 117 g vs 218 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the D30)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and D30

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-5

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3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the D30)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and D30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 340 shots vs 300 shots

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D30 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.9 fps vs 2.5 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.5mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has a built-in lens.

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
7 years older
$975 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the D30)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the D30)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the D40 and D30

  • Very small: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Compact (109×68×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 230 shots), is newer (february 2014 vs august 2012) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.9 fps vs 30 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 99).

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
1 year older
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Wider aperture: f/3.4 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 300 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S9500 and D30

  • Built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
1 year older
$262

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 120 shots vs 300 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the L610 and D30

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
1 year newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the D30)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 300 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and D30

  • None found

Casio Exilim ZR700

Casio Exilim ZR700
1 year older
$903

Significant advantages of the ZR700 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 1.9 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the ZR700 (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ZR700 and D30

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and D30

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9
1 year older
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ9 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1.9 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SZ9 (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 300 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SZ9 and D30

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D30 compared to digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 220 shots), has a built-in GPS, is waterproof and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.9 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (february 2014 vs may 2018).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
2 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the D30)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the D30)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and D30

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 218 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the D30)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the D30)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and D30

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens