Canon PowerShot D30 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon PowerShot D30

67

Nikon D40

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D30

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Compact (109×68×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
470 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

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competitors

Canon PowerShot D30 Competitors

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Fujifilm FinePix XP130

Compact

$130 - $162

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$128 - $178

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Waterproof

$429

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon D40 Competitors

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,342 body only

$2,058 with 24-85mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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Canon PowerShot D30
PowerShot D30
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Nikon D40
D40
Nikon

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