If you are currently confused in choosing between Canon Powershot D30 and Fujifilm XP80, you have come to the right place. We will put these two compact digital cameras against each other in the article below. Both Canon Powershot D30 and Fujifilm XP80 are compact digital cameras with ruggedized bodies, ensuring continuous usability and reliability in all weather conditions. However, right now, Canon Powershot D30 is slightly more expensive than Fujifilm XP80. But we all know that the more expensive item is not always better than the cheaper one. You can read more about the comparisons between these two models below.
Both models are generally compact, lightweight, and portable, but Fujifilm XP80 is actually a little bit smaller and lighter than Canon Powershot D30. So, the Fujifilm can be somewhat easier to handle and to bring along than the Canon camera. Both models have weather-sealed bodies. Both are waterproof, freezeproof, and shockproof, meaning that they can be used in rain or even snow without causing any damage. Of course, there are some limitations; Canon Powershot D30 is waterproof to 25m, shockproof to 2m, and freezeproof to 14 degrees F. Meanwhile, Fujifilm XP80 is waterproof to 15m, shockproof to 1.75m, and freeze-proof to 14 degrees F. As you can see, the housing of Canon Powershot D30 is slightly more durable than that of Fujifilm XP80.
Canon Powershot D30 comes with a 3” display screen, slightly wider than Fujifilm XP80’s 2.7” display screen. The Canon camera has textured rubber grips on the front and rear panels to ensure solid handling, whereas the Fujifilm camera only has a front grip.
The primary advantage of Canon Powershot D30 over Fujifilm XP80 in terms of features is the manual focus mode. With the manual focus, you can be more precise and more flexible with your shots. In addition, Canon Powershot D30 also has built-in GPS for location tracking.
However, Fujifilm XP80 is indeed more powerful than Canon Powershot D30. It is armed with a 16 MP sensor, as opposed to the contender’s 12 MP sensor. Fujifilm XP80 has higher maximum ISO and shutter speed, both of which will enable you to have a wider range of adaptability to various challenges. The continuous shooting speed is pretty good at 10 fps. And, there is built-in Wi-Fi that allows wireless file sharing as well as remote control via your smartphone.
We recommend you to choose Fujifilm XP80. It is the better value for the money. It is more affordable, yet it comes with better features. The housing is also rugged and durable, although the numbers are not as high as the Canon’s.