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Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 Key Specs

Canon D30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Announced November 2011
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Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Canon D30 and Panasonic 3D1, one is a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Canon and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the D30 (12MP) and the 3D1 (12MP) is very comparable and they feature the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The D30 was introduced 2 years after the 3D1 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a thorough comparison, below is a concise overview of how the D30 scores against the 3D1 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Panasonic 3D1

 D30 3D1 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014November 2011More modern by 28 months
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Display resolution461k460kSharper display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Canon D30

 3D1 D30 
Display dimension3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon D30 and Panasonic 3D1

 D30 3D1 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera often, you should factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon D30 enjoys physical measurements of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") and a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) while the Panasonic 3D1 has dimensions of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

Contrast the Canon D30 and Panasonic 3D1 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have chosen at that moment. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the D30 versus the 3D1.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the D30 and 3D1 is 91 and 93 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes just by checking out a spec sheet. The image underneath should give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the D30 and 3D1.

Clearly, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the identical resolution so you should expect comparable quality of photos but you should consider the production date of the cameras into account. The more recent D30 provides an edge in sensor innovation.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 Portrait photography features
Panasonic 3D1 Portrait photography features
33
you can focus manually
has face detection focusing
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
27
comes with face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 Street photography features
Panasonic 3D1 Street photography features
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus by touch
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic 3D1 as a Sports photography camera
37
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
weather proof
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
low battery (200 shots)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon D30
Travel photography with Panasonic 3D1
60
weather proof
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low MP (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
59
provides focus by touch
has built in flash
rather wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
low battery (200 per charge)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic 3D1 as a Landscape photography camera
44
you can focus manually
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
36
rather wide (25mm)
very good size screen (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not available
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
low battery (200 per charge)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon D30
Vlogging with Panasonic 3D1
33
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic port
34
rather wide (25mm)
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone port
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Canon D30 vs Panasonic 3D1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Panasonic 3D1
 Canon PowerShot D30Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Panasonic
Model Canon PowerShot D30 Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2014-02-12 2011-11-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by 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 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 23
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/3.9-5.7
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3.5 inch
Screen resolution 461 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech PureColor II LCD TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shooting speed 2.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Microphone 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 218g (0.48 lbs) 193g (0.43 lbs)
Dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 photographs 200 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-6LH -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $329 $670