Canon EOS 30D vs Canon EOS 350D

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Canon EOS 30D

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Canon EOS 350D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 30D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.56x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 350D

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Weight
Light-weight
540 g

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 30D.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 30D

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Screen size
Much larger screen
2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.56x vs 0.49x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
736 ISO vs 637 ISO
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The 30D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
3,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Canon 350D

Color depth
Better color depth
21.8 bits vs 21.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Size
Much smaller
127×94×64 mm vs 144×106×74 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.5" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Much lighter
540 g vs 784 g
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More than 30% lighter
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
60.0 vs 59.0
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Live view No live view Help
              Preview with viewfinder
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              30D8.2 MP
              350D8 MP
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              30D3,200 ISO
              350DNone
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              30D2.5"
              350D1.8"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              30D230k dots
              350D115k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              10.8 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              30D21.5 bits
              350D21.8 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              30D59.0
              350D60.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              30D736 ISO
              350D637 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Kiss X2

              Canon EOS Kiss X2

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus

              Canon EOS 30D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 30D.

              Canon EOS 350D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 350D.

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