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Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
40
Overall
37

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS 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
Olympus TG-1 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 112 x 67 x 30mm
  • Revealed May 2012
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Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS, both Waterproof digital cameras by companies Canon and Olympus. The image resolution of the D30 (12MP) and the TG-1 iHS (12MP) is pretty well matched and they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The D30 was unveiled 22 months after the TG-1 iHS which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a in depth comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the D30 matches up versus the TG-1 iHS for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Olympus TG-1 iHS

 D30 TG-1 iHS 
RevealedFebruary 2014May 2012Newer by 22 months
Manual focus More precise focus

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-1 iHS over the Canon D30

 TG-1 iHS D30 
Screen resolution610k461kClearer screen (+149k dot)

Common features in the Canon D30 and Olympus TG-1 iHS

 D30 TG-1 iHS 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and size. The Canon D30 features external measurements of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) and the Olympus TG-1 iHS has specifications of 112mm x 67mm x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") and a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are working with at the time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the D30 versus the TG-1 iHS.

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the D30 and TG-1 iHS is 91 and 91 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions just by looking at specs. The pic here will help give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the D30 and TG-1 iHS.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact resolution so you can expect similar quality of pictures although you need to consider the launch date of the products into consideration. The younger D30 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus TG-1 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
33
you can focus manually
supports face detect focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
27
offers face detection focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon D30
Street photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
61
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 Sports photography advice
Olympus TG-1 iHS Sports photography advice
37
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
environment sealing
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proofing
great battery (350 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography highlights
Olympus TG-1 iHS Travel photography highlights
60
environment sealing
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low MP (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
68
great battery (350 per charge)
weather proofing
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
lack of Timelapse function
low MP (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 Landscape photography factors
Olympus TG-1 iHS Landscape photography factors
44
you can focus manually
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
46
quite wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
great battery (350 per charge)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 Vlogging information
Olympus TG-1 iHS Vlogging information
33
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
does not posses selfie friendly display
doesn't have microphone support
36
quite wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone support
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Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Olympus TG-1 iHS
 Canon PowerShot D30Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
General Information
Brand Canon Olympus
Model Canon PowerShot D30 Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Launched 2014-02-12 2012-05-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4 TruePic VI
Sensor type BSI-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 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focus range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 461 thousand dots 610 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m -
Flash settings 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 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 218g (0.48 lb) 230g (0.51 lb)
Dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 112 x 67 x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 pictures 350 pictures
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-6LH LI90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes (2 and 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Card slots One One
Retail price $329 $399