Canon EOS 30D Review
Canon EOS 30D specifications
| US: $ 1,399
EU: € 1,399
(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)
|Lenses|| Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
|Focusing|| 9-point TTL
AF working range: -0.5 - 18 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100)
|Focus modes|| AI Focus AF
One shot AF
AI Servo AF
|AF point selection|| Auto
|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)
Evaluative 35 zone
|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
(1/3 EV steps) *
Auto (100 to 400)
|Shutter|| Focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/8000 sec
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|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
blue/amber or magenta/green bias
|WB shift|| Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
|Color space|| sRGB
|Picture style *|| Standard
|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
Exposure compensation amount
Spot metering area *
Red-eye reduction lamp on
Flash compensation amount
ISO speed (while changing)
WB correction (while changing)
Maximum burst for continuous shooting
|LCD monitor *|| 2.5 " TFT LCD
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
|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
|Other features|| Orientation sensor
Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
LCD panel illumination
|Auto rotation|| On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
|Playback mode|| Single image
Single image with info (inc. histogram)
Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
9 image index
|Custom functions||19 custom functions with 53 settings|
|Portrait grip||Via BP-E2 battery grip (option)|
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or II
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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