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Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
45
Overall
42

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 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
  • Released February 2014
Panasonic TS6
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Launched January 2015
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Succeeded the Panasonic TS5
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Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 Overview

Below, we will be analyzing the Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6, both Waterproof cameras by rivals Canon and Panasonic. There exists a significant gap among the resolutions of the D30 (12MP) and TS6 (16MP) but they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The D30 was manufactured 10 months before the TS6 so they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a complete comparison, below is a quick summation of how the D30 grades against the TS6 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Panasonic TS6

 D30 TS6 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen resolution461k460kCrisper screen (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Canon D30

 TS6 D30 
LaunchedJanuary 2015February 2014Newer by 10 months

Common features in the Canon D30 and Panasonic TS6

 D30 TS6 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen sizing
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you'll have to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon D30 enjoys external measurements of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") with a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) and the Panasonic TS6 has proportions of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") with a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are working with at that moment. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the D30 versus the TS6.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D30 and TS6 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very hard to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions only by going through a spec sheet. The pic underneath will help offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the D30 and TS6.

As you can see, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should expect the Panasonic TS6 to provide greater detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged D30 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 Portrait photography details
Panasonic TS6 Portrait photography details
33
you can focus manually
provides face detection focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
37
megapixel count good (16MP)
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 Street photography advice
Panasonic TS6 Street photography advice
61
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Sports photography camera
37
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proof
low frames per second (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
48
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proof
great battery (370 shots)
low max shutter speed (1/1,300s)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography factors
Panasonic TS6 Travel photography factors
60
weather proof
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
73
great battery (370 per charge)
weather proof
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography advice
44
you can focus manually
really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
52
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
weather proof
great battery (370 shots)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Vlogging camera
33
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external mic port
33
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
does not have external mic port
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Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Panasonic TS6
 Canon PowerShot D30Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
General Information
Brand Name Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot D30 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-FT6
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2014-02-12 2015-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 23
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 461k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology PureColor II LCD -
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 2.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 218g (0.48 lb) 214g (0.47 lb)
Dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 photographs 370 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6LH -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $329 $300