Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 550D vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

58

Canon EOS 550D

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$489

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$254

Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$431 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$532 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$385 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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PowerShot SX30 IS
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EOS 550D
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