Canon EOS 30D

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Canon EOS 30D

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Canon EOS 350D

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Canon EOS 350D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 30D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5 fps
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Fastest shutter speed
Fast 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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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
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
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.56x vs 0.49x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
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
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.5x15.0mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
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Almost the same
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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        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        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
        30D:3,200 ISO
        350D:None
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        30D:8.2 MP
        350D:8 MP
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        30D:2.5"
        350D:1.8"
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        30D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
        350D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        30D:230k dots
        350D:115k 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
        30D:21.5 bits
        350D:21.8 bits
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        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
        30D:59.0
        350D:60.0
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        30D:5 fps
        350D:2.8 fps
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        30D:736 ISO
        350D:637 ISO

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        competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 1100D

        Canon EOS 1100D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 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 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $550 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

        $976 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
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Canon EOS 20D

        Canon EOS 20D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,138 body only

        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 450D

        Canon EOS 450D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,633 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
        Lowest price Is much more expensive

        Canon EOS 30D Competitors

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

        Canon EOS 350D Competitors

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

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