• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon D30 advantages over Ricoh Theta V

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Less expensive
    $299 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 7 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

Ricoh Theta V advantages over Canon D30

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    11 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    121g vs 218g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    14.5 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    7 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic 3D1

Canon D30
Panasonic 3D1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Wider angle lens
Ricoh Theta V
Panasonic 3D1
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm XP150

Canon D30
Fujifilm XP150
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Ricoh Theta V
Fujifilm XP150
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof

Compared to Canon D20

Canon D30
Canon D20
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
Ricoh Theta V
Canon D20
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

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
Ricoh Theta V
Olympus TG-830
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof

Compared to Fujifilm XP60

Canon D30
Fujifilm XP60
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Ricoh Theta V
Fujifilm XP60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof
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