Canon EOS 30D vs Nikon Df
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 30D and Nikon Df. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 30D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Df is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 30D were released 2006 and Nikon Df was released 2013. That is a 7 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 Df has a "FX"-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 Df||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** 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 Df has 16 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 30D||
3504 x 2336
4928 x 3280
Nikon Df has a 97 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon Df has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 30D. Nikon Df has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS 30D has 100 to 3200.
|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 Df
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 Df can shoot up to 5,5 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 Df 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 3% heavier than Nikon Df and its 760 gr (or 1,68 lb).
|Canon EOS 30D||784 gr
|Nikon Df||760 gr