Canon EOS 30D vs Canon EOS 1100D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 30D and Canon EOS 1100D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 1100D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 30D were released 2006 and Canon EOS 1100D was released 2011. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 30D Canon 2006
Canon EOS 1100D Canon 2011

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 30D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 1100D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 30D has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1100D has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 30D 8,2 MP 8185344 3504 2336
Canon EOS 1100D 12,2 MP 12166656 4272 2848

Canon EOS 1100D has a 49 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 30D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1100D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 30D. Canon EOS 1100D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS 30D has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 30D 100-3200
Canon EOS 1100D 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 30D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1100D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 30D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1100D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 30D 5
Canon EOS 1100D 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 1100D. Sadly, the Canon EOS 30D does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 30D weighs 784 gr (equal to 1,73 lb) which is 58% heavier than Canon EOS 1100D and its 495 gr (or 1,09 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 30D 784 gr 1,73 lb
Canon EOS 1100D 495 gr 1,09 lb