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Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W

Portability
51
Imaging
59
Features
75
Overall
65
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV front
 
Samsung HZ30W front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
40
Overall
37

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W Key Specs

Canon 1D MIV
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-H Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 1230g - 156 x 157 x 80mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Succeeded the Canon 1D MIII
Samsung HZ30W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 245g - 107 x 61 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2010
  • Additionally Known as WB600
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Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W Overview

In this write-up, we are evaluating the Canon 1D MIV versus Samsung HZ30W, one being a Pro DSLR and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Canon and Samsung. There exists a huge gap between the image resolutions of the 1D MIV (16MP) and HZ30W (12MP) and the 1D MIV (APS-H) and HZ30W (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor measurements.

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The 1D MIV was introduced 2 months later than the HZ30W which means that they are both of a similar generation. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon 1D MIV being a Large SLR camera and the Samsung HZ30W being a Compact camera.

Before getting in to a complete comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the 1D MIV scores vs the HZ30W with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 1D MIV over the Samsung HZ30W

 1D MIV HZ30W 
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ30W over the Canon 1D MIV

 HZ30W 1D MIV 

Common features in the Canon 1D MIV and Samsung HZ30W

 1D MIV HZ30W 
LaunchedFebruary 2010January 2010Similar generation
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon 1D MIV has got exterior measurements of 156mm x 157mm x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 1230 grams (2.71 lbs) whilst the Samsung HZ30W has measurements of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon 1D MIV versus Samsung HZ30W in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the 1D MIV and the HZ30W.

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 1D MIV and HZ30W is 51 and 91 respectively.

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W top view buttons comparison

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's difficult to envision the contrast between sensor measurements only by reading through a spec sheet. The graphic below will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the 1D MIV and HZ30W.

As you can see, each of these cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The 1D MIV with its larger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF easier and the Canon 1D MIV will resolve greater detail using its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics far more aggressively.

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W sensor size comparison

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 1D MIV Portrait photography information
Samsung HZ30W Portrait photography information
75
manual focus
high flash sync speed (1/300 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-H)
includes face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
29
you can focus manually
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon 1D MIV as a Street photography camera
Samsung HZ30W as a Street photography camera
55
sensor size is nice (APS-H)
supports RAW files
weather proof
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (245g)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon 1D MIV Sports photography highlights
Samsung HZ30W Sports photography highlights
65
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-H)
weather proof
sensor has phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery pack (1,500 CIPA)
43
incredible zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 1D MIV Travel photography info
Samsung HZ30W Travel photography info
52
weather proof
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (1,500 shots)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
63
lighter than competition (245 grams)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
long reach (360mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 1D MIV as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung HZ30W as a Landscape photography camera
68
manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF mount)
decent sized screen (3")
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-H)
supports RAW files
weather proof
has double storage slots
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery pack (1,500 shots)
43
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 1D MIV Vlogging info
Samsung HZ30W Vlogging info
28
includes face detect autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes microphone port
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
30
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (245g)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone jack
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Canon 1D MIV vs Samsung HZ30W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 1D MIV and Samsung HZ30W
 Canon EOS-1D Mark IVSamsung HZ30W
General Information
Make Canon Samsung
Model type Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Samsung HZ30W
Also called - WB600
Type Pro DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-02-22 2010-01-19
Body design Large SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-H 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 27.9 x 18.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 518.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4896 x 3264 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 45 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-360mm (15.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Available lenses 250 -
Crop factor 1.3 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 16s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 5.00 m
Flash settings External Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/300s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1230 gr (2.71 lbs) 245 gr (0.54 lbs)
Dimensions 156 x 157 x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1") 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 74 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.0 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1320 not tested
Other
Battery life 1500 shots -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID LP-E4 SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, SD/SDHC card SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Two One
Launch pricing $4,999 $280