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Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Nikon Coolpix AW130 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
44
Overall
42

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 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
  • Launched February 2014
Nikon AW130
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 221g - 110 x 66 x 27mm
  • Announced February 2015
  • Earlier Model is Nikon AW120
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Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 Overview

Lets look closer at the Canon D30 and Nikon AW130, both Waterproof cameras by companies Canon and Nikon. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the D30 (12MP) and AW130 (16MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The D30 was launched 12 months earlier than the AW130 so they are both of a similar age. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a detailed comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the D30 scores vs the AW130 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Nikon AW130

 D30 AW130 
Manually focus More accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Nikon AW130 over the Canon D30

 AW130 D30 
AnnouncedFebruary 2015February 2014More recent by 12 months
Screen resolution921k461kCrisper screen (+460k dot)

Common features in the Canon D30 and Nikon AW130

 D30 AW130 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you're going to have to consider its weight and volume. The Canon D30 provides physical measurements of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") along with a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) whilst the Nikon AW130 has sizing of 110mm x 66mm x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have at that moment. Following is the front view size comparison of the D30 versus the AW130.

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D30 and AW130 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to picture the difference in sensor measurements just by researching specifications. The photograph below may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the D30 and AW130.

Plainly, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can count on the Nikon AW130 to provide you with extra detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots much more aggressively. The older D30 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 Portrait photography info
Nikon AW130 Portrait photography info
33
focusing manually
has face detection autofocus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
36
good resolution (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 Street photography info
Nikon AW130 Street photography info
61
image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 Sports photography information
Nikon AW130 Sports photography information
37
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
environment proofing
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery pack (370 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography factors
Nikon AW130 Travel photography factors
60
environment proofing
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
73
better than average battery pack (370 per charge)
environment sealing
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon AW130 as a Landscape photography camera
44
focusing manually
really wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
50
quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
environment sealing
better than average battery pack (370 CIPA)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon AW130 as a Vlogging camera
33
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no external mic jack
33
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone socket
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Canon D30 vs Nikon AW130 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Nikon AW130
 Canon PowerShot D30Nikon Coolpix AW130
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot D30 Nikon Coolpix AW130
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Launched 2014-02-12 2015-02-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/2.8-4.9
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 dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/1600s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 2.0fps 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 5.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options 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
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60i ,50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 218 gr (0.48 lb) 221 gr (0.49 lb)
Dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 110 x 66 x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" 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 photographs 370 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6LH EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $329 $398