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Canon D20 vs Canon D30

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
37
Overall
36
Canon PowerShot D20 front
 
Canon PowerShot D30 front
Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 Key Specs

Canon D20
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.8) lens
  • 228g - 112 x 71 x 28mm
  • Released June 2013
Canon D30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.8) lens
  • 218g - 109 x 68 x 28mm
  • Introduced February 2014
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Canon D20 vs Canon D30 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Canon D20 versus Canon D30, both Waterproof cameras and both of them are created by Canon. The image resolution of the D20 (12MP) and the D30 (12MP) is very close and both cameras posses the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The D20 was manufactured 7 months prior to the D30 and they are both of a similar age. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a quick summary of how the D20 scores vs the D30 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon D20 over the Canon D30

 D20 D30 

Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Canon D20

 D30 D20 
IntroducedFebruary 2014June 2013More recent by 7 months

Common features in the Canon D20 and Canon D30

 D20 D30 
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Display resolution461k461kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to lug around your camera regularly, you should take into account its weight and measurements. The Canon D20 provides outer dimensions of 112mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.1") along with a weight of 228 grams (0.50 lbs) and 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).

Compare the Canon D20 versus Canon D30 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are using at the time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the D20 vs the D30.

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D20 and D30 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 top view buttons comparison

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to see the contrast in sensor measurements simply by viewing technical specs. The visual here might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the D20 and D30.

As you can tell, each of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the identical resolution and you can expect comparable quality of pictures however you have to take the launch date of the cameras into account. The older D20 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 sensor size comparison

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D20 vs Canon D30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D20 Portrait photography information
Canon D30 Portrait photography information
33
you can focus manually
offers face detect focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
33
manual focus
supports face detection autofocus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon D20
Street photography with Canon D30
61
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
61
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon D20 as a Sports photography camera
Canon D30 as a Sports photography camera
34
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
no shutter priority
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
37
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
environment sealing
max frames per second low (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D20 Travel photography factors
Canon D30 Travel photography factors
60
weather proof
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
low MP (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
60
environment sealing
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D20 Landscape photography features
Canon D30 Landscape photography features
44
you can focus manually
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
44
manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D20 Vlogging features
Canon D30 Vlogging features
33
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
missing microphone jack
33
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone port
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Canon D20 vs Canon D30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D20 and Canon D30
 Canon PowerShot D20Canon PowerShot D30
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot D20 Canon PowerShot D30
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2013-06-18 2014-02-12
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 DIGIC 4
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/3.9-4.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 461 thousand dot 461 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech PureColor II TFT LCD PureColor II LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, on, slow sync, off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 228g (0.50 pounds) 218g (0.48 pounds)
Physical dimensions 112 x 71 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.1") 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 photographs
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6L NB-6LH
Self timer Yes (2, 10, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail price $299 $329