Nikon Z6 vs Canon EOS D30

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS D30. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon Z6 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS D30 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z6 were released 2018 and Canon EOS D30 was released 2000. That is a 18 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon Z6 2018
Canon EOS D30 2000

Type of camera

Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS D30 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z6 has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Canon EOS D30 has a "Canon APS-C"-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 **
Nikon Z6 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS D30 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon Z6 has a 25 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
Nikon Z6 25 MP
24337152 pixels
6048 x 4024
Canon EOS D30 3,1 MP
3110400 pixels
2160 x 1440

Nikon Z6 has a 682 % 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

Nikon Z6 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS D30. Nikon Z6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS D30 has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z6 100-51200
Canon EOS D30 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 Nikon Z6
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D30

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Z6 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS D30 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z6 12
Canon EOS D30 3

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon Z6. Unfortunately Canon EOS D30 does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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 27% heavier than Nikon Z6 and its 675 gr (or 1.49 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon Z6 675 gr
1.49 lb
Canon EOS D30 855 gr
1.88 lb

Nikon Z6 vs Canon EOS D30 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS D30, 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.

Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Name Nikon Z6 Canon EOS D30
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Release Year 2018 2000
Release Date 2018-08-23 2000-05-17
MSRP 1995 USD 2999 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Resolution 6048 x 4024 pixels 2160 x 1440 pixels
Megapixels 25 MP 3,1 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 6 Digital Signal Processing LSI (Image Engine)
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
ISO Range 100 - 51200 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 12 5
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5 axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Focus Points 273 3
Lens Mount Nikon Z

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3.2 1.8
Screen dots 2100000 120000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.88 (0.55 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 3690000 N/A
Photography features
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Frames per second 12 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No No
Built-in Flash Range N/A N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Memory Card XQD Compact Flash
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via MC-DC2 or smartphone)
Yes (N3 connector)
Body & Dimensions
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS D30
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL15b
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots N/A
Width 134 mm 150 mm
Height 101 mm 107 mm
Depth 68 mm 75 mm
Weight 675 gram 855 gram