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Canon D10 vs Canon D30

Portability
89
Imaging
35
Features
23
Overall
30
Canon PowerShot D10 front
 
Canon PowerShot D30 front
Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 Key Specs

Canon D10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 190g - 104 x 67 x 49mm
  • Revealed July 2009
Canon D30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.8) lens
  • 218g - 109 x 68 x 28mm
  • Announced February 2014
Photography Glossary

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 Overview

Following is a comprehensive review of the Canon D10 versus Canon D30, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof and both are designed by Canon. The resolution of the D10 (12MP) and the D30 (12MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The D10 was manufactured 5 years prior to the D30 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple summary of how the D10 matches up versus the D30 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon D10 over the Canon D30

 D10 D30 

Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Canon D10

 D30 D10 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014July 2009More modern by 56 months
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Canon D10 and Canon D30

 D10 D30 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera, you are going to need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon D10 offers outside measurements of 104mm x 67mm x 49mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs) whilst the Canon D30 has proportions of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") having a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with at that time. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the D10 compared to the D30.

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D10 and D30 is 89 and 91 respectively.

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 top view buttons comparison

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to visualize the gap in sensor sizes just by checking out a spec sheet. The image here might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the D10 and D30.

As you can see, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical resolution so you can expect comparable quality of pictures however you might want to take the age of the cameras into account. The more aged D10 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 sensor size comparison

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D10 vs Canon D30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D10 Portrait photography information
Canon D30 Portrait photography information
32
focusing manually
supports face detect focusing
no manual control
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
33
manual focus
comes with face detection focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon D10 Street photography highlights
Canon D30 Street photography highlights
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon D10 Sports photography features
Canon D30 Sports photography features
31
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
max frames per second low (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
37
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proofing
continuous shooting slow (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon D10
Travel photography with Canon D30
54
weather proof
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
60
weather proofing
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D10 Landscape photography features
Canon D30 Landscape photography features
35
focusing manually
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.5")
no manual control
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
44
manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not available
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D10 Vlogging factors
Canon D30 Vlogging factors
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
missing mic jack
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
missing external mic jack
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Canon D10 vs Canon D30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D10 and Canon D30
 Canon PowerShot D10Canon PowerShot D30
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot D10 Canon PowerShot D30
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Revealed 2009-07-01 2014-02-12
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - DIGIC 4
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-105mm (3.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.9 f/3.9-4.8
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5" 3"
Screen resolution 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - PureColor II LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/5000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.20 m 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, on, slow sync, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 190 gr (0.42 pounds) 218 gr (0.48 pounds)
Physical dimensions 104 x 67 x 49mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.9") 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 300 photos
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6L NB-6LH
Self timer Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $299 $329