Canon PowerShot D30
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a compact waterproof and rugged camera that is capable of going deeper under water than any other waterproof camera on the market (as of February 2014) without using a separate underwater housing. The D30 is built around a 12MP CMOS sensor, and a 28-140mm F3.9-4.8 lens. The camera is shockproof to 6.5 feet, and temperature resistant from 14° to 104°F. The D30's built-in GPS tracker records the location and time of all the images and videos you capture. The new Sunlight LCD mode claims to correct a common complaint with waterproof cameras, making it easier to see the monitor in bright sunlight.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Min shutter speed||15 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/1600 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||218 g (0.48 lb / 7.69 oz)|
|Dimensions||109 x 68 x 28 mm (4.29 x 2.68 x 1.1″)|
The PowerShot D30 isn't the most feature-packed rugged camera, with basic GPS functionality and no Wi-Fi, but it takes good photos in nearly all situations, including underwater. That said, the user experience could use some work and the movie mode is dated.
Good for: Shooters who want a good everyday camera that performs well underwater, and don't mind the lack of Wi-Fi.
Not so good for: Low light shooters, those seeking more data than location alone, social network photo sharers