As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 30 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, compacts and pro DSLRs. The Canon Digital IXUS 30's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 500 HS and the Digital IXUS 50) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX9)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 30 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

Canon IXUS 500 HS
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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common strengths of the IXUS 500 HS and Digital IXUS 30

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Canon Digital IXUS 50

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4 months newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 50 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 50 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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common strengths of the Digital IXUS 50 and Digital IXUS 30

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Canon Digital IXUS 40

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 40 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 40 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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common strengths of the Digital IXUS 40 and Digital IXUS 30

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compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 30 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (102×58×38 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.5"), is much lighter (135 g vs 281 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
8 years newer
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and Digital IXUS 30

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compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (110×60×31 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.2"), is slightly lighter (135 g vs 205 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 22x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 614k dots).

Canon IXUS 150

Canon IXUS 150
9 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the IXUS 150 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 150 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 150 and Digital IXUS 30

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 130 g vs 135 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
8 years newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much larger: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 205 g vs 135 g

common strengths of the S9500 and Digital IXUS 30

  • Very small: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 205 g vs 135 g
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 30 compared to compact competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (96×57×26 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1"), is slightly lighter (135 g vs 170 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
5 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and Digital IXUS 30

  • Very small: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 149 g vs 135 g

Canon Digital IXUS 60

Canon Digital IXUS 60
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 60 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 60 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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common strengths of the Digital IXUS 60 and Digital IXUS 30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
6 years newer
$179

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A2200 and Digital IXUS 30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 135 g vs 135 g

Canon PowerShot A410

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1 year newer
$234

Significant advantages of the A410 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A410 (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×52×40 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Much worse wide angle: 41 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the A410 and Digital IXUS 30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (103×52×40 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 195 g vs 135 g

Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 990 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 990 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much larger: Compact (96×57×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 990 IS and Digital IXUS 30

  • Very small: Compact (96×57×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 135 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Canon Digital IXUS II

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the II (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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Significant disadvantages of the II (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Significantly larger: Super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 185 g vs 135 g

common strengths of the II and Digital IXUS 30

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
6 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the Digital IXUS 30)

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common strengths of the 60D and Digital IXUS 30

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