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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

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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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Shared Competitors

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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 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$650 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 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
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$971 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
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 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$750 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
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 400D Competitors

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No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 400D.

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