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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 400D

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 30D

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.56x vs 0.49x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 736 ISO vs 664 ISO
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The 30D has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
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 400D

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Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Size Much smaller 127x94x65 mm vs 144x106x74 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Overall image quality Better image quality 62.0 vs 59.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.1 MP vs 8.2 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness Much thinner 2.6" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 556 g vs 784 g
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Around 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
        400D:None
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        30D:8.2 MP
        400D:10.1 MP
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.5"
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        30D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
        400D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        30D:10.8 EV
        400D:11 EV
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        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
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        30D:59.0
        400D:62.0
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        30D:5 fps
        400D:3 fps
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        30D:21.5 bits
        400D:22.1 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        30D:736 ISO
        400D:664 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        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 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $550 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 1000D

        Canon EOS 1000D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $976 with 18-55mm lens

        Live view Lets you preview your photos on the screen
        Startup delay Has much less startup delay
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        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 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Live view Lets you preview your photos on the screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon EOS 350D

        Canon EOS 350D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Screen size Has a much smaller screen
        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 400D Competitors

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        Canon EOS 700D

        Canon EOS 700D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,042 body only

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Size Much larger

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