Nikon D2X vs Canon EOS D30

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2X and Canon EOS D30. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D2X
Canon EOS D30


Nikon D2X is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS D30 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D2X were released 2004 and Canon EOS D30 was released 2000. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D2X Nikon 2004
Canon EOS D30 Canon 2000

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D2X has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS D30 has a "APSC"-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")
Nikon D2X 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS D30 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon D2X has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS D30 has 3,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D2X 12,2 MP 12212224 4288 2848
Canon EOS D30 3,1 MP 3110400 2160 1440

Nikon D2X has a 293 % 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

Nikon D2X has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS D30. Nikon D2X has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 3200 while Canon EOS D30 has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2X 100-3200
Canon EOS D30 100-1600

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 Nikon D2X
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D30

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D2X can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS D30 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2X 5
Canon EOS D30 3

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D2X or Canon EOS D30 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.

Nikon D2X weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 40% heavier than Canon EOS D30 and its 855 gr (or 1,88 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D2X 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Canon EOS D30 855 gr 1,88 lb