Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of J1 vs 30D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon 1 J1
10.0
EOS 30D
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com, nikonrumors.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 4 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 30D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 30D  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 J1 vs EOS 30D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO
EOS 30D
736 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J1
60 fps
EOS 30D
5 fps

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 J1
21.5 bits
EOS 30D
21.5 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Nikon 1 J1
11.0 ev
EOS 30D
10.8 ev

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 J1  vs EOS 30D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 J1
10 MP
EOS 30D
8.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 J1
3,200 ISO
EOS 30D
3,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon 1 J1
11.6 microns
EOS 30D
41.2 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 J1  vs EOS 30D 

7.0
8.0
Other additions include a slightly larger image buffer, an RGB histogram function, a second lower speed continuous shooting setting (3 fps as well as 5fps), and a new more durable shutter mechanism that is supposedly good for 100,000 shots.
EOS 30D

7.5
7.6
And Canon's Picture Styles are a good way of organizing the myriad custom settings-sharpness, tone, saturation, and contrast-that the camera has always allowed you to control.
EOS 30D

6.0
8.0
This has a higher resolution sensor, which, in our tests produces sharper shots, and it's also a very well-made camera.
EOS 30D

Overall

7.1 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 J1  vs
EOS 30D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 8.2 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 3504 x 2336
Size Nikon CX APS-C
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 22.5 x 15 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 1.6x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 41.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2.5"
Resolution 460 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/8000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 60 fps 5 fps
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
5 fps, JPEG

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Nikon 1 J1  vs
EOS 30D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps None
Shoots video in 24p No N/A
Shoots high speed video Yes N/A
External mic jack None N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection N/A
Autofocus type Phase detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 9

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Pentaprism
Coverage N/A 95%
Magnification N/A 0.9x

form factor

Size 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm 144 x 106 x 74 mm
Thickness 29.8 mm 74 mm
Weight 277 g 784 g
Is weather sealed No No
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