• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon D30 advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Canon D30

  • Less expensive
    $148 vs $299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    144g vs 218g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
Panasonic TS30
Fujifilm XP150
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Canon D30
Panasonic TS20
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon D20

Canon D30
Canon D20
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic TS30
Canon D20
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic TS30
Olympus TG-830
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Canon D30
Panasonic TS25
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $193
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS25
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $193
  • 1/2.33 inch
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