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Canon D30 vs Sony WX150

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 front
Portability
95
Imaging
42
Features
43
Overall
42

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 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
  • Introduced February 2014
Sony WX150
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 56 x 22mm
  • Released February 2012
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Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Canon D30 vs Sony WX150, one being a Waterproof and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Canon and Sony. There exists a significant gap between the image resolutions of the D30 (12MP) and WX150 (18MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The D30 was revealed 24 months later than the WX150 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the D30 scores vs the WX150 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Sony WX150

 D30 WX150 
ReleasedFebruary 2014February 2012More recent by 24 months
Manually focus Very precise focus

Reasons to pick Sony WX150 over the Canon D30

 WX150 D30 

Common features in the Canon D30 and Sony WX150

 D30 WX150 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurements
Screen resolution461k461kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to lug around your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon D30 has got exterior dimensions 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 Sony WX150 has dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Compare the Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is the front view size comparison of the D30 against the WX150.

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D30 and WX150 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to picture the contrast between sensor measurements simply by reading through specifications. The visual underneath will give you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the D30 and WX150.

Plainly, both of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You should count on the Sony WX150 to give you extra detail because of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs far more aggressively. The younger D30 provides a benefit in sensor innovation.

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony WX150 as a Portrait photography camera
33
has manual focus
provides face detection focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
38
megapixel count good (18MP)
features face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 as a Street photography camera
Sony WX150 as a Street photography camera
61
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (133g)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 Sports photography highlights
Sony WX150 Sports photography highlights
37
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proofing
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
46
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
features tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography info
Sony WX150 Travel photography info
60
weather proofing
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
71
lighter than others in class (133g)
megapixel count good (18MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
great reach (250mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 Landscape photography highlights
Sony WX150 Landscape photography highlights
44
has manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
46
decently wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon D30
Vlogging with Sony WX150
33
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
no external mic jack
35
decently wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (133 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic jack
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Canon D30 vs Sony WX150 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Sony WX150
 Canon PowerShot D30Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
General Information
Company Canon Sony
Model type Canon PowerShot D30 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2014-02-12 2012-02-28
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4 BIONZ
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 461k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology PureColor II LCD ClearPhoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 2.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.70 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
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 gr (0.48 pounds) 133 gr (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 95 x 56 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photos 240 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6LH NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $329 $300