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Canon PowerShot D30 vs Nikon Coolpix P900

Canon PowerShot D30 vs Nikon Coolpix P900

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Canon PowerShot D30
Nikon Coolpix P900

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
£234 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot D30 costs £179.99, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is £414.00.
Available from 10 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
8 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.

Vastly 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 12 pixels display resolution digital camera (920,988 pixels lower).
Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon PowerShot D30 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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. 6569 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 21002.
Three more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has 6 awards, but the Canon PowerShot D30 has 3 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 36 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average expert review score of 75%, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 has an average rating of 69% (based on 30 reviews).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 324 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 has an average rating of 80% (based on 163 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 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.

76749x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 12 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (920,988 pixels higher).
Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Worse selling
The Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 21002 by sales volume, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 6569.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon PowerShot D30 has received 3 awards, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 6 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot D30 only has an average expert rating of 69%, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average expert rating of 75% (based on 36 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot D30 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 324 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
£234 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot D30 by £234.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 16 sellers sells the Nikon Coolpix P900, but 26 shops 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.
Six months older
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is older than the Canon PowerShot D30 by six months.

Awards

3 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
6 Awards
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,000mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
28 - 140mm 4.3 - 357
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10 groups / 12 elements 16/12
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
1-50cm 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 7
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 m - 3.5 m ( wide lens ) 1 m - 3 m ( tele lens ) 0.5 - 11.5

Video

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

Audio

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

Memory

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 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
10 sec, 2sec 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 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)
BEST
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data EN-EL23
Battery Life (max)
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
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 °C 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ImageBrowser EX, Canon Map Utility 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

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Metering
Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Accessories Included
 Accessories included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
1.9fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Shooting Programs
Portrait mode, slow shutter, fireworks, low light, panorama assist, Underwater, underwater macro, snow, handheld night shot, smart shutter, movie digest Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Display Brightness Control
 Display brightness control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
RGB primary colour filter, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image, saturation control, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, Scene Detection Technology, digital Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Operation Mode
Mono Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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