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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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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"
 
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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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Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$450 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

$1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

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 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$1,138 body only

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
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
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$273 body only

$427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

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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