Canon EOS D30 vs Canon EOS 400D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS D30 and Canon EOS 400D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS D30 were released 2000 and Canon EOS 400D was released 2006. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS D30 2000
Canon EOS 400D 2006

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Canon APS-C") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS D30 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 400D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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)

Resolution

Canon EOS D30 has a 3,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 400D has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS D30 3,1 MP
3110400 pixels
2160 x 1440
Canon EOS 400D 10,1 MP
10077696 pixels
3888 x 2592

Canon EOS 400D has a 224 % larger resolution than Canon EOS D30. 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

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS D30 100-1600
Canon EOS 400D 100-1600

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.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS D30 do not work with Canon EF-S lenses but this is also shown at our compatibility charts.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D30
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 400D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS D30 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 400D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS D30 3
Canon EOS 400D 3

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Canon EOS D30 or Canon EOS 400D can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

Weight

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 D30 weighs 855 gr (equal to 1.88 lb) which is 54% heavier than Canon EOS 400D and its 556 gr (or 1.23 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS D30 855 gr
1.88 lb
Canon EOS 400D 556 gr
1.23 lb

Canon EOS D30 vs Canon EOS 400D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS D30 and Canon EOS 400D, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Name Canon EOS D30 Canon EOS 400D
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Release Year 2000 2006
Release Date 2000-05-17 2006-08-24
MSRP 2999 USD 799 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 2160 x 1440 pixels 3888 x 2592 pixels
Megapixels 3,1 MP 10,1 MP
Image Processor Digital Signal Processing LSI (Image Engine) DIGIC 2
Image
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
ISO Range 100 - 1600 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 5 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 3 9
Lens Mount Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 1.8 2,5
Screen dots 120000 230000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A N/A
Live view No No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.88 (0.55 35mm equiv.) 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Frames per second 3 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Video recording No No
Video format N/A N/A
Video resolution N/A N/A
Built-in Microphone No No
Built-in Speakers No No
Storage
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Memory Card Compact Flash
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
HDMI Output No No
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No No
Remote Control Yes (N3 connector) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS 400D
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details BP-511
NB-2L
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 370 shots
Width 150 mm 127 mm
Height 107 mm 94 mm
Depth 75 mm 65 mm
Weight 855 gram 556 gram