Canon PowerShot D30 vs Nikon Coolpix P900

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Canon PowerShot D30
Nikon Coolpix P900

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Built-in microphone Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a built-in microphone, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone.
£260 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot D30 costs £179.99, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is £440.00.
Available from 15 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.9MP lower). 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.

78x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an optical zoom of 83x, but the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (78x smaller). 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
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot D30 (2.8).
93% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2,000mm. That's 1,860mm longer than the Canon PowerShot D30 (2,000mm).
4mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
3,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
460,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels lower).
Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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.

More popular
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 26111 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 41443.
Two more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has 4 awards, but the Canon PowerShot D30 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 26 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average expert review score of 75%, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 has an average rating of 70% (based on 29 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 125 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 has an average rating of 83% (based on 112 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 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, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is an 83x optical zoom digital camera (78x 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.

29% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is 3.9 minimum aperture. That's 1.1 larger than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (2.8).
Fourteen times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,860mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (2,000mm).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is 28mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is only 3,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
460,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels higher).
Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 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.

Two months older
The Canon PowerShot D30 is older than the Nikon Coolpix P900 by two months.
Worse selling
The Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 41443 by sales volume, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 26111.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon PowerShot D30 has received 2 awards, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 4 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot D30 only has an average expert rating of 70%, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average expert rating of 75% (based on 26 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot D30 has an average user rating of 83%, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 125 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 has a built-in microphone.
£260 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot D30 by £260.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 14 stores sells the Nikon Coolpix P900, but 29 retailers sell the Canon PowerShot D30. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 23 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 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 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 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
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 83x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.9 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
140mm 2,000mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 25 4.3 - 357
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 16/12
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/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
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 3 5 - 7
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 - 3.5 0.5 - 11.5
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
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@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
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
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
218g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
68mm 103.2mm
Depth
27.5mm 137.4mm
Width
109.4mm 139.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 899g

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 EN-EL23
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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