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

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 350D

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Weight
Light-weight
540 g

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Explore our gallery of 39 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 30D. Explore our gallery of 24 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 350D.

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
127x94x64 mm vs 144x106x74 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
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
60.0 vs 59.0
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Almost the same
Weight
Much lighter
540 g vs 784 g
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More than 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $382 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 EOS 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              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 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,639 with 28-135mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $532 - $685 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $668 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 EOS 450D

              Canon EOS 450D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $742 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $792 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              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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