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Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-6 front
Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
54
Overall
45

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 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
Olympus TG-6
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 253g - 113 x 66 x 32mm
  • Launched May 2019
  • Old Model is Olympus TG-5
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Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 Overview

Following is a extensive assessment of the Canon D30 versus Olympus TG-6, both Waterproof digital cameras by competitors Canon and Olympus. The resolution of the D30 (12MP) and the TG-6 (12MP) is relatively similar and both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The D30 was launched 6 years prior to the TG-6 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple view of how the D30 scores vs the TG-6 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Olympus TG-6

 D30 TG-6 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-6 over the Canon D30

 TG-6 D30 
LaunchedMay 2019February 2014More modern by 64 months
Screen resolution1040k461kSharper screen (+579k dot)

Common features in the Canon D30 and Olympus TG-6

 D30 TG-6 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon D30 has outer dimensions of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") having a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-6 has measurements of 113mm x 66mm x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") along with a weight of 253 grams (0.56 lbs).

See the Canon D30 versus Olympus TG-6 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at that moment. The following is a front view over all size comparison of the D30 and the TG-6.

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the D30 and TG-6 is 91 and 90 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizes purely by reading specs. The pic underneath will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the D30 and TG-6.

As you can plainly see, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same exact resolution and you should expect similar quality of files though you would want to consider the production date of the products into consideration. The more aged D30 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 Portrait photography details
Olympus TG-6 Portrait photography details
33
you can focus manually
provides face detection focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
40
has manual focus
offers face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-6 as a Street photography camera
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
65
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
more heavy than others in class (253g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 Sports photography features
Olympus TG-6 Sports photography features
37
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proofing
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
47
high max frames per second (20.0 frames/s)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery life (340 shots)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography advice
Olympus TG-6 Travel photography advice
60
environment proofing
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.9)
68
better than average battery life (340 shots)
environment sealing
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than others in class (253 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus TG-6 Landscape photography highlights
44
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
57
has manual focus
fairly wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery life (340 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 Vlogging info
Olympus TG-6 Vlogging info
33
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone support
34
fairly wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection autofocus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external microphone socket
more heavy than others in class (253g)
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Canon D30 vs Olympus TG-6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Olympus TG-6
 Canon PowerShot D30Olympus Tough TG-6
General Information
Make Canon Olympus
Model Canon PowerShot D30 Olympus Tough TG-6
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Revealed 2014-02-12 2019-05-22
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4 TruePic VIII
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 surface 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 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 25
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 461 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 2.0fps 20.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m -
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow sync. (1st curtain), Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Fill- in, Manual, Flash Off
Hot shoe
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 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PC
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file 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 Built-in
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 218g (0.48 lbs) 253g (0.56 lbs)
Physical dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 113 x 66 x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 shots 340 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-6LH LI-92B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I support)
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $329 $449