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Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6300 front
Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
35
Overall
37

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 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
  • Announced February 2014
Nikon S6300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 160g - 94 x 58 x 26mm
  • Released February 2012
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Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300, one being a Waterproof and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Canon and Nikon. There is a sizeable difference between the image resolutions of the D30 (12MP) and S6300 (16MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The D30 was announced 2 years later than the S6300 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a thorough comparison, below is a quick view of how the D30 matches up vs the S6300 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Nikon S6300

 D30 S6300 
ReleasedFebruary 2014February 2012Fresher by 25 months
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S6300 over the Canon D30

 S6300 D30 

Common features in the Canon D30 and Nikon S6300

 D30 S6300 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera, you'll have to think about its weight and volume. The Canon D30 comes with outer dimensions of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") with a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) while the Nikon S6300 has sizing of 94mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") and a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is the front view measurement comparison of the D30 vs the S6300.

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the D30 and S6300 is 91 and 94 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to see the contrast between sensor sizing simply by reading through technical specs. The photograph here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the D30 and S6300.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Nikon S6300 to give you extra detail with its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots much more aggressively. The more modern D30 will have an advantage in sensor technology.

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 Portrait photography features
Nikon S6300 Portrait photography features
33
manual focus
supports face detection autofocus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon D30
Street photography with Nikon S6300
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 Sports photography advice
Nikon S6300 Sports photography advice
37
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
low fps (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
44
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
max fps low (6.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography features
Nikon S6300 Travel photography features
60
weather sealing
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
68
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
long reach (250mm)
missing Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 Landscape photography features
Nikon S6300 Landscape photography features
44
manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
38
relatively wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual control
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S6300 as a Vlogging camera
33
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
missing external mic support
34
relatively wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
missing mic port
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Canon D30 vs Nikon S6300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Nikon S6300
 Canon PowerShot D30Nikon Coolpix S6300
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot D30 Nikon Coolpix S6300
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2014-02-12 2012-02-01
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 461 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology PureColor II LCD TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 2.0 frames per second 6.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.50 m -
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 218 grams (0.48 pounds) 160 grams (0.35 pounds)
Dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 94 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0")
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 230 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6LH EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $329 $200