Canon PowerShot D30 vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

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Canon PowerShot D30
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

2x lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 218g digital camera. That's 223g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (441g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Ninety more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon PowerShot D30 is 300.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 19 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 41134 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ranks No. 76519.
8 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 37x bigger than the Canon PowerShot D30 (42x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 3.4 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 3.9 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
868mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (868mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 4mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot D30 (24mm).
Bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 168x combined zoom digital camera. That's 148x bigger than the Canon PowerShot D30 (168x).
Cheaper by £35
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS costs £164.99, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is £199.99.
A bit better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 72%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 70% (based on 29 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 42x optical zoom digital camera (37x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

13% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a minimum aperture number of 3.9. That's 0.5 larger than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (3.4).
Seven times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is only 140mm maximum focal length. That's 868mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (1,008mm).
15% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a combined zoom of 20x, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 168x combined zoom digital camera (148x bigger).
£35 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot D30 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS by £35.
One year older
The Canon PowerShot D30 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS by one year.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot D30's average expert rating is only 70%, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's is 72% (based on 14 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon PowerShot D30 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

223g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a weight of 441g, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 218g digital camera (223g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Only 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only stocked by 7 retailers, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is stocked by 26 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 76519 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 41134.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Date Released

26 months Ago 14 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant
 Shock resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 42x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.9 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
140mm 1,008mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 25 4.3 - 180.6
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 13/10
Combined Zoom
20x 168x
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 3 1.3 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 - 3.5 0.5 - 5.5
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 461,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Orientation sensor
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 w/ iSAPS DIGIC 4+
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
218g
BEST
441g
Height
68mm 81.7mm
Depth
27.5mm 91.9mm
Width
109.4mm 120mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 441g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH NB-6LH
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots
BEST
210 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ImageBrowser EX, CameraWindow, PhotoStitch
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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