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Canon EOS 30D specifications

List price
(body only)
• US: $ 1,399
• EU: € 1,399
List price
(with EF-S 18-55 DC)
• US: $ 1,499
• EU: € 1,499
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 22.5 x 15.0 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 8.5 million total pixels
• 8.2 million effective pixels
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor DIGIC II
Image sizes • 3504 x 2336 (8.2 MP)
• 2544 x 1696 (4.3 MP)
• 1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP)
File formats

• RAW (.CR2)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine / Normal
• RAW + JPEG (separate files)

Lenses • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
• 1.6x field of view crop
Focusing • 9-point TTL
• CMOS sensor
• AF working range: -0.5 - 18 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100)
Focus modes • AI Focus AF
• One shot AF
• AI Servo AF
• Manual focus
AF point selection • Auto
• Manual
• Home position
AF assist • Stroboscopic flash
• 4.0 m range (at center)
Metering • TTL 35 zone SPC
• Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes

• Evaluative 35 zone
• Partial (9% at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 3.5% at center) *
• Center-weighted average
• Metering range: 1 - 20 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100)

AE lock • Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
• Manual: AE lock button
AE bracketing • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure compen. • +/-2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity
(1/3 EV steps) *

• Auto (100 to 400)
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200 (Enhanced H)

Shutter • Focal-plane shutter
• 30 - 1/8000 sec
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values • F1.0 - F91
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance • Auto (3000 - 7000 K)
• Daylight (5200 K)
• Shade (7000 K)
• Cloudy (6000 K)
• Tungsten (3200 K)
• Fluorescent (4000 K)
• Flash (6000 K)
• Custom (2000 - 10000 K)
• Kelvin (2800 - 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketing • +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• blue/amber or magenta/green bias
WB shift • Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Picture style * • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters * • Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Viewfinder • Eye-level pentaprism
• 95% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.9x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
• Eyepoint: 20 mm
• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
• Precision matte screen
Viewfinder info • AF points
• Focus confirmation light
• Shutter speed
• Aperture
• Manual exposure
• AE Lock
• Exposure compensation amount
• AEB level
• Spot metering area *
• Flash ready
• Red-eye reduction lamp on
• High-speed sync
• FE Lock
• Flash compensation amount
• ISO speed (while changing)
• WB correction (while changing)
• Warnings
• Maximum burst for continuous shooting
• Buffer space
LCD monitor * • 2.5 " TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixels
• 5 brightness levels
• 10x zoom playback
Record review • Off
• On (histogram via INFO button)
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash • Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• FOV coverage up to 17 mm (27 mm equiv.)
• Guide number approx 13
• Flash compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• X-Sync: 1/250 sec
External flash • E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Wireless multi-flash support
• PC Sync
Shooting modes

• Auto
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Auto depth-of-field
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sports
• Night portrait
• Flash off

Drive modes • Single
• Continuous: 5 fps (CH) up to 30 frames or 3 fps (CL) *
• Self-timer: 10 secs (or 2 sec with mirror lock-up)
Direct printing • Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Other features • Orientation sensor
• Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
• LCD panel illumination
Auto rotation • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image with info (inc. histogram)
• Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 9 image index
• Auto play
• Image rotation
• Jump
Custom functions 19 custom functions with 53 settings
Menu languages

• English
• German
• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Finnish
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Simplified Chinese
• Japanese
• Traditional Chinese
• Korean
• Russian

Firmware User upgradable
Portrait grip Via BP-E2 battery grip (option)
Connectivity

• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Video out
• N3 type wired remote control
• PC Sync flash terminal

Storage • Compact Flash Type I or II
• Microdrive supported
• FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
• No CF card supplied
Power • Lithium-Ion BP-511A rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• Supports BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514
• CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
• Optional AC adapter
Dimensions * 144 x 106 x 74 mm (5.6 x 4.2 x 2.9 in)
Weight * • No battery: 706 g (1.6 lb)
• With battery: 785 g (1.7 lb)

* Specification updates or changes compared to the EOS 20D

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RVer
By RVer (6 months ago)

The 30D had a 50 mm lens and the 5D had an 85mm lens and that could account for the difference in reading the globe etc.

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