Canon EOS 30D vs Nikon D100
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 30D and Nikon D100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 30D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D100 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 30D were released 2006 and Nikon D100 was released 2002. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 30D||2006|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 30D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D100 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 30D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D100||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 30D has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D100 has 6 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 30D||
3504 x 2336
3008 x 2000
Canon EOS 30D has a 36 % larger resolution than Nikon D100. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Canon EOS 30D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D100. Canon EOS 30D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 3200 while Nikon D100 has 200 to 1600.
|Canon EOS 30D||100-3200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 30D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D100
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 30D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D100 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 30D||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
Though, neither Canon EOS 30D or Nikon D100 can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 30D weighs 784 gr (equal to 1,73 lb) which is 1% heavier than Nikon D100 and its 780 gr (or 1,72 lb).
|Canon EOS 30D||784 gr
|Nikon D100||780 gr