Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon Z30

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 600D and Nikon Z30. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS 600D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z30 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 600D were released 2011 and Nikon Z30 was released 2022. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 600D 2011
Nikon Z30 2022

Type of camera

Canon EOS 600D is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z30 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 600D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon Z30 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 600D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon Z30 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 600D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z30 has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 600D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Nikon Z30 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712

Nikon Z30 has a 15 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 600D. 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.

ISO range

Nikon Z30 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 600D. Nikon Z30 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 600D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 600D 100-12800
Nikon Z30 100-51200

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 600D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z30

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 600D can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z30 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 600D 3,7
Nikon Z30 11

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 600D and Nikon Z30 can shoot movies.


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 600D weighs 570 gr (equal to 1,26 lb) which is 41% heavier than Nikon Z30 and its 405 gr (or 0,89 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 600D 570 gr
1,26 lb
Nikon Z30 405 gr
0,89 lb