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Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black

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Long product name Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black :
The short editorial description of Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black

EOS 30D Body, 8.2 MP CMOS sensor, 5fps, 30 JPEG image burst

Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black:
The official marketing text of Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black as supplied by the manufacturer
Realise your photographic vision with the EOS 30D. Speed and precision in a tough magnesium alloy body, with access to over 60 EF lenses and the range of EOS accessories for unlimited creativity.

- 8.2 MP CMOS sensor
- 5fps, 30 JPEG image burst
- 2.5" LCD
- Picture Style image processing
- Spot metering & 9-point AF
- Digital Photo Professional software
- Magnesium alloy body
- Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlite flashes
- Connectivity

Designed to inspire. Built to last.

CMOS sensor
An 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor provides the sensitivity needed for clean, detailed images with fine colour gradation. Large sensor pixels allow for wide dynamic range and reduced noise at higher ISO speeds. The 22.5 x 15mm sensor size adds an effective 1.6x increase to the focal length of EF lenses, extending reach at the telephoto end.

5 fps shooting
The camera delivers fast 5 fps shooting for continuous bursts of up to 30 large JPEG images (11 in RAW). A new 3 fps shooting mode provides greater control for variable-speed sequences.

Large LCD
Illuminated by 6 LEDs, the bright 2.5" 230K pixel LCD is viewable from 85° in almost all directions.

Picture Style
Picture Style pre-sets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response - similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each pre-set.

Spot metering
Spot metering allows you to base the optimal exposure value on a concentrated spot (3.5%) in the scene - useful in high-contrast scenes where precise metering control is required.

High precision 9-point wide-area AF
Select from one of nine fixed focusing points across the scene for fast, accurate focusing even with off-centre subjects and 'rule-of-thirds' compositions.

DIGIC II renders colours with precision and accuracy. Fast and efficient, DIGIC II prolongs battery life* and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.

Digital Photo Professional software
The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.

Magnesium alloy body
A compact magnesium alloy body provides durability while keeping the camera's weight down to 700 grams.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 30D is compatible with over 60 EF lenses (including the EF-S Series) and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. The E-TTL II flash algorithm passes key shooting data from compatible EF lenses - such as focal length, point of focus and distance information - to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures. Untethered shooting is possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1.

Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers.
Short summary description Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black:
This short summary of the Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon EOS EOS 30D body, 8.2 MP, CMOS, 24.7 oz (700 g), Black
Long summary description Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black :

Canon EOS EOS 30D body. Camera type: SLR Camera Body, Megapixel: 8.2 MP, Sensor type: CMOS. Display diagonal: 2.5". PictBridge. Weight: 24.7 oz (700 g). Color of product: Black

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon EOS 30D body SLR Camera Body 8.2MP CMOS Black based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Picture quality
Camera type *
SLR Camera Body
Megapixel *
8.2 MP
Sensor type *
Supported aspect ratios
Flash modes *
Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction
Compatible memory cards *
Display *
Display diagonal *
Display resolution (numeric)
230.000 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
I/O ports
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP) Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
Self-timer delay *
10 s
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max)
750 h
Battery type
BP-511/BP-511A, BP-512/BP-514
Color of product *
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Weight & dimensions
Width *
5.67" (144 mm)
Depth *
4.15" (105.5 mm)
Height *
2.89" (73.5 mm)
Weight *
24.7 oz (700 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture) TWAIN (Windows 98/2000), WIA (Windows Me/XP) Digital Photo Professional (Windows 2000 / XP)
Other features
Video capability
USB 2.0
Data compression
Fine, Normal, RAW
Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre weighted
Lens system
Built-in flash
Photo mode
Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Compatible operating systems
Windows 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP OS X v10.2 ~ v10.4
Shooting capacity
5fps. (30 JPEG, 11 RAW)
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Testseek has collected 52 expert reviews for Canon EOS 30D body and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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For an advanced digital camera, Canons EOS 30D remains fairly easy to use. Its overall price point, with a suggested retail price of $1,299, is about average among digital cameras in this class, but the price might be a little high considering its age...
Good Great response times, model has good balance, great image quality, good collection of add-on components...
Bad Cameras age limits value, key add-ons drive cost upward quickly, resolution could be higher...
Bottom line For an advanced digital camera, Canons EOS 30D remains fairly easy to use. Its overall price point, with a suggested retail price of $1,299, is about average among digital cameras in this class, but the price might be a little high considering its ag...
Its well worth the pain it may cause to your credit card. Youve heard the old adage before and have undoubtedly seen it in the pages of our magazine: You get what you pay for. The EOS 30D is priced toward the high end for a prosumer digital SLR ca...
Good Great image quality and color fidelity.
Bad A little pricey.
Bottom line If you can afford the EOS 30D, buy it. If you need to save for it, then be patient - eating ramen for a month to save up the extra cash is worth it. You wont be disappointed with the EOS 30D...
Aside from minor changes to the back of the camera to accommodate the larger screen and an new Print button (see further), the EOS 30D is identical to its predecessor. The 30Ds body is built has a stainless steel chassis, covered in a magnesium alloy...
Good Excellent image quality, Starts in 015 sec, New 100,000 cycle shutter, True Spot metering, 1/3 EV increments to ISO settings, Burst mode of 30 frames at 5 fps, 19 Custom functions, Magnesium alloy body, Improved battery life...
Bad New Spot metering cannot be tied to focus point, New Print/Share button should have been customizable, Design of power switch still requires the use of both hands...
Bottom line The Canon EOS 30D takes up where the 20D left off. Strikingly similar to the camera it replaces, the EOS 30D offers a larger LCD monitor, refinements in areas such as metering, burst speed and duty cycle of the shutter mechanism, and a number of minor...
Canon EOS 30D introductionThe Canon EOS 30D is the successor to the popular EOS 20D, aimed at the higher-end enthusiast market. When it was announced in February 2006 though, there was some surprise and disappointment to learn it used exactly the same...
Good Low noise, high quality images, Good build quality and handling, 5fps continuous shooting, 2.5in screen and spot-metering...
Bad Not a big step-up from the 20D, No voice recording, No GPS connectivity, Nikon D200 a tempting alternative...
Bottom line Canon EOS 30D verdict When Canon announced the EOS 30D would employ the same sensor as its predecessor, it was hard not to be both surprised and a little disappointed. After all, for its previous generations of digital SLRs, Canon lead the market by a...
in the popular D-SLR middle segment. It is admittedly somewhat confusing that its name is virtually identical to that of the first type: the Canon EOS D30. This is likely to cause many a mix-up when talking about the camera, because the name D30 is st...
Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR The 8.2-megapixel sibling of the popular EOS 20D has a large LCD and a pleasing interface. It might be logical to assume that Canons new EOS 30D digital SLR camera, successor to the companys popular EOS 20D, would pack a hig...
Good High quality RAW conversion, Excellent interface...
Bad Softwares RAW conversion is slow, Autobracketing limited to three stops...
Bottom line The 8.2-megapixel sibling of the popular EOS 20D has a large LCD and a pleasing interface.
Canon DSLRs are tricky - do you want and entry level, a pro spec or a mid range model? Even in the middle ground there are options - go with the full frame 5D or the smaller, cheaper 30D? In fact it may be a lot more complicated than that. When we tes...
An update of sorts for Canons pro-sumer camera...
Although digital SLRs have been around since the mid-1990s, when Kodak produced digital adaptations of high-end Canon and Nikon 35mm SLRs, it is only since the launch in 2000 of the beautiful but deeply flawed Contax N Digital, that the market for “consum...
The Canon 30D is an improved version of the already excellent Canon 20D, given the 30D a very confident rating of excellent. With all its improvements, Canon has managed not to cut down on anything from the 20D. In sum, the 20D is a speedy and robust...
SummaryPros: Excellent interface; large LCD screen; new spot meter; excellent image quality; lower price than its predecessor. Cons: Auto-bracketing limited to three stops; no external bracketing control. Price as rated: $1,399 (body only) Best Current...
Good Excellent interface; large LCD screen; new spot meter; excellent image quality; lower price than its predecessor.
Bad Auto-bracketing limited to three stops; no external bracketing control.
Bottom line The Canon EOS 30D is a welcome upgrade to an already great camera. The larger LCD screen and new features will directly affect everyday shooting, while the lower price tag will give you an extra $100 to spend on lenses.
This digital SLR camera offers many more customizable settings than its brethren, but are they worth the extra expense?...
The model line in which the EOS 30D sits has seen a total of five models, each offering either an upgrade in features, resolution or both. From the EOS D30 to D60 we saw a doubling in megapixel count as well as numerous feature upgrades, from the EOS...
Good Excellent resolution, very good per-pixel sharpness, Good tonal and color response, same as EOS 20D Parameter 1 in Standard PS, Now with four metering modes, spot metering very welcome, Trademark Canon CMOS noise free images, remain detailed even at high...
Bad Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light, AI Servo (continuous AF) interference banding issue (certain lenses, high sensitivities), Same old CF compartment door shuts camera down issue, Picture Style difference...
Bottom line Maybe Canon do listen, with the i EOS 30D they have addressed no less than five of the Cons from my EOS 20D review; Lack of spot metering, Fixed continuous shooting rate, Limited range of image parameter adjustment, Small LCD monitor and ISO sensiti...
Digital SLRs Galore! All product images are copyright and courtesy of the manufacturer. In this article I look at twenty-six 35mm body-size Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras from eight manufacturers. All of these models are currently on the ma...
The Canon EOS-30D is one of those cameras thats evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. It updates the very popular EOS-20D (see our review), though the new features are more "I wouldnt mind having that" than "Ive gotta have that!". New features...
Feeling the need for speed? Then look no further than the acclaimed Canon 30D. This 8-megapixel beauty has everything the aspiring sports or news photographer needs, all perfectly packed into a seamless camera body that can cope with everything life in...
Canon EOS D30 review The D30 is quite a unique camera. Unlike the rest of the digital consumer camera range, the SLRs are a rare breed. This will no doubt change in the future, but at the moment we are left with only a few midrange digital SLRs costi...
The Canon 30D is an upgrade of the Canon 20D. The two cameras have the same sensor (1.6x APS-C format, 8.2 MP) but the EOS 30D adds a number of new features. Noteworthy are a 2.5" LCD screen, spot metering, RGB histograms and an increased buffer size.H...
Cheaper and better EOS 30D (Canon Inc) Sensor: 8.2-megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) Lens: Interchangeable Canon EF/EF-S mount. Shutter: 30sec ? 1/8,000sec; bulb mode ISO range: 100 ? 3200 Exposure modes: Program, aperture-/shu...
Good Awesome picture quality; very low noise at high ISO; great all-round performance.
Bad Some minor interface issues.
Bottom line The Canon EOS 30D really is the best camera in Canons entire line, offering the best balance between price and performance.Up against the more expensive full-frame EOS 5D, the EOS 30D doesn’t lose out much in terms of resolution and doesn’t su...
The Canon EOS 30D has the perfect price point and features including excellent image quality to become the favorite Digital SLR for a significant number of photographers - amateur and professional alike. An incremental upgrade from the hugely popular C...
Canon EOS 30D Review - Part 1 - IntroductionPart II - Buffer Size and Continuous Shooting RatesPart III - ISO Settings, Noise Performance and White BalancePart IV - Picture StylesPart V - Viewfinder and MeteringPart VI - Other features, Histograms and...
Canons new EOS 30D brings proven EOS technology to a new level, giving photographers an unbeatable photographic experience. The EOS 30D incorporates a host of new features with Canons highly acclaimed 8.2MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC II image processor. T...
The 30D was introduced in February 2006 to replace the Canon 20D. The 20D dropped in price and remains available. Like all Canons, the colors an...
At 8.2 megapixels, with a 5-frame-per-second burst, a 9-point autofocus system, and Canons DIGIC II processing chip, the 30D matches its predecessor, the Canon EOS 20D, specification for specification. However, the 30D has a 2.5-inch LCD, which makes...
Good – Just like the 20D – a good, 8.2-megapixel workhorse – Excellent image quality – 2.5-inch, 230,000-pixel LCD – Quick Dial and four-way controller for quick, flexible navigation – 5 fps burst rate...
Bad Just like the 20D – no improvements in imaging performance Important controls require menu access Default Picture Style, "Standard," oversharpens and oversaturates heavily Viewfinder accuracy is relatively poor Lacks commander flash capability (Niko...
Bottom line The Canon EOS 30D has several important refinements over its predecessor, the Canon EOS 20D, and it maintains that cameras many strengths. Its solid build, excellent image quality, and respectable speed (5 fps at 8.2 megapixels) make it a very attract...
A full Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D review is planned...
For the past month, Ive been using the Canon EOS 30D as my primary camera, and I love it. Ive taken over 5,000 photos with it. I actually got a bit sad when I had to send it back to the good folks at Canon PR. In the span of 30 days, Ive come to reg...
The EOS 30D Digital SLR is the much anticipated update to Canons popular EOS 20D. It takes the same 8.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and mates it to the more powerful DIGIC II Imaging processor for fast 5 fps performance. The EOS 30D takes photogr...
Some of the noticeable differences from the 20D are a larger LCD monitor (2.5?) that while larger is still a tough read in direct sunlight; Picture Style menus for image effects that to this writer are much more straightforward than the Parameters on t...
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