• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon D30 advantages over Canon SX610 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel

Canon SX610 HS advantages over Canon D30

  • Less expensive
    $192 vs $299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    450 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XP150

Canon D30
Fujifilm XP150
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Canon SX610 HS
Fujifilm XP150
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon D20

Canon D30
Canon D20
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX610 HS
Canon D20
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-830

Canon D30
Olympus TG-830
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Slow-motion videos
Canon SX610 HS
Olympus TG-830
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon SX600 HS

Canon D30
Canon SX600 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX610 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon D30
Canon 350 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon SX610 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
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