Canon EOS D30 vs Nikon D100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS D30 and Nikon D100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS D30
Nikon D100


Canon EOS D30 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D100 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS D30 were released 2000 and Nikon D100 was released 2002. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS D30 Canon 2000
Nikon D100 Nikon 2002

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS D30 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D100 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS D30 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D100 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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 D30 has a 3,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D100 has 6 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 D30 3,1 MP 3110400 2160 1440
Nikon D100 6 MP 6016000 3008 2000

Nikon D100 has a 93 % 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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS D30 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D100. Canon EOS D30 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 1600 while Nikon D100 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS D30 100-1600
Nikon D100 200-1600

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.
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 that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D30
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS D30 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D100 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS D30 3
Nikon D100 3

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Canon EOS D30 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS D30 weighs 855 gr (equal to 1,88 lb) which is 10% heavier than Nikon D100 and its 780 gr (or 1,72 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS D30 855 gr 1,88 lb
Nikon D100 780 gr 1,72 lb