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Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z450 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 Key Specs

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
  • Revealed February 2014
Casio EX-Z450
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.6-5.8) lens
  • 128g - 81 x 56 x 21mm
  • Released August 2009
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Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 Overview

Following is a comprehensive assessment of the Canon D30 and Casio EX-Z450, former is a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Canon and Casio. The sensor resolution of the D30 (12MP) and the EX-Z450 (12MP) is pretty comparable and they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The D30 was brought out 4 years after the EX-Z450 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the D30 grades versus the EX-Z450 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Casio EX-Z450

 D30 EX-Z450 
ReleasedFebruary 2014August 2009More modern by 55 months
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z450 over the Canon D30

 EX-Z450 D30 

Common features in the Canon D30 and Casio EX-Z450

 D30 EX-Z450 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you're going to have to take into account its weight and size. The Canon D30 provides external dimensions of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") along with a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) and the Casio EX-Z450 has specifications of 81mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the D30 versus the EX-Z450.

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the D30 and EX-Z450 is 91 and 96 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizes merely by going through technical specs. The image here might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the D30 and EX-Z450.

As you can tell, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same resolution and you can expect comparable quality of files however you might want to take the age of the cameras into account. The fresher D30 provides a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 as a Portrait photography camera
Casio EX-Z450 as a Portrait photography camera
33
has manual focus
comes with face detect focusing
no manual control
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
27
you can focus manually
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 Street photography highlights
Casio EX-Z450 Street photography highlights
61
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
55
lighter than competition in class (128g)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 Sports photography highlights
Casio EX-Z450 Sports photography highlights
37
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
max fps low (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
17
low max shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography highlights
Casio EX-Z450 Travel photography highlights
60
environment sealing
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
62
lighter than competition in class (128g)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 Landscape photography advice
Casio EX-Z450 Landscape photography advice
44
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
37
you can focus manually
fairly wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
manual mode not possible
lack of image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 Vlogging details
Casio EX-Z450 Vlogging details
33
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic support
28
fairly wide (28mm)
lighter than competition in class (128 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone support
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Canon D30 vs Casio EX-Z450 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Casio EX-Z450
 Canon PowerShot D30Casio Exilim EX-Z450
General Information
Make Canon Casio
Model type Canon PowerShot D30 Casio Exilim EX-Z450
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2014-02-12 2009-08-18
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
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 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/2.6-5.8
Macro focusing range 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 461k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 1/2 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 218 grams (0.48 lb) 128 grams (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 81 x 56 x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 shots -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-6LH NP-40
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $329 $229