No surprises here, the EOS 30D's menu system is identical to the EOS 20D apart from the addition of Picture Style instead of Parameters. You navigate by turning either camera dial and press the SET button to modify / enter, you can press JUMP to skip to the next section. The menu is still split into three categories (red, blue, yellow) which is indicated by the colored scroll bar down the right edge of the menu.
Shooting Section (Red)
Values / Actions
| Large / Fine
Large / Normal
Medium / Fine
Medium / Normal
Small / Fine
Small / Normal
RAW + Large / Fine
RAW + Large / Normal
RAW + Medium / Fine
RAW + Medium / Normal
RAW + Small / Fine
RAW + Small / Normal
- 3504 x 2336 JPEG Fine
|Red-eye on/off|| Off
|Enables the use of the AF / red-eye lamp just before a flash shot.|
|Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.|
|Shoot w/o card|| On
|Allow shot to be taken without CF card inserted.|
|AEB|| +/-2 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (C.Fn 6)
|Configures auto exposure bracketing.|
|WB Shift / BKT
| Shift: B9-A9, M9-G9
Bracket: BA+/-3, MG+/-3
|Configures WB shift and WB bracketing.|
|Custom WB|| Set custom WB||Select image for custom WB.|
|Color temp.|| 2800 - 10000 K in 100 K steps||Select Kelvin WB temperature.|
|Color space|| sRGB
|Picture Style *|| Standard
User Def. 1
User Def. 2
USer Def. 3
The 'Picture Style' concept was first introduced with the EOS-1D Mark II N and subsequently seen on the EOS 5D. A Picture Style is a pre-programmed image parameter set intended for the most 'pleasing' reproduction (in Canon's opinion) of various situations. Each Picture Style has its own preset mapping for tone and color response as well as providing the ability to tune sharpness, contrast, saturation and color tone for each. For instance the default sharpening for the Standard Picture Style is level 3, in my opinion level 2 is more appropriate and it's easy to modify this. Note that sharpness now has 8 levels (0 to 7) and contrast, saturation and color tone have 9 levels (-4 to +4).
Playback Section (Blue)
|Protect||Protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the CF card file system.|
|Rotate||Rotate mode, again, this can be performed in either single image or thumbnail index view. This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. Doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation.|
|Print Order||Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, this defines which images will be printed, how many copies of each, what format etc. For use with compatible printers or photo finishers.|
|Auto Play||Start an automated slideshow of images on the CF card, delay between each image is preset at four seconds.|
|Review time||Select the record review time: 2, 4, 8 sec or Hold (as long as the shutter release button is held down).|
|AF points *||Choose to display or not display the active AF points in playback (only detailed playback view).|
|Histogram *||Select either Brightness (Luminance) or RGB histogram display.|
Setup Section (Yellow)
Values / Actions
|Auto power off|| 1 min
|Sets camera power off time, this is the amount of "idle time" before the camera powers itself off. In the power off state the camera can be woken by half or fully depressing the shutter release (or turning the power switch to Off and back to On).|
|Auto rotate *|| On (play mode and EXIF)
|Chooses whether orientation information is recorded and if the camera should rotate in play mode.|
|LCD Brightness|| -2 to +2||Sets the LCD backlight strength.|
|Date/Time|| Set Date & Time
Set Date format
|File numbering|| Continuous
|Controls the numbering method used for filenames.|
|Select menu language.|
|Video system|| NTSC
|Select video system for video out connector.|
|Communication *|| Print/PC
|Sets USB communication protocol.|
|Format||Format the CF card|
|Custom Functions||Set up custom functions||(See next page)|
|Clear settings|| Clear all camera settings
Clear all custom functions
|Clears camera settings and or just custom functions|
|Sensor clean|| Cancel
|Select OK to flip up the mirror and open the shutter to allow you to clean the sensor. Power Off once done.|
|Firmware||Select to load new firmware from CF card||Also shows current version, on our n camera; 1.0.4|
* New or changed compared to the EOS 20D
Philips' new Momentum 436M6 43-inch Quantum Dot HDR monitor really deserves that designation. In fact, it's the first monitor in the world to earn VESA's DisplayHDR 1000 badge.
Find out how astrophysicis Donald Olson used a combination of topographic maps, astronomical software, and webcam archives to figure out exactly when and where Ansel Adams snapped two of his iconic photographs from Alaska.
Xiaomi claims its latest smartphone, the Mi 6X, competes with rivals such as the iPhone X or OPPO R15 in the camera department. Yet it costs just 1,600 Yuan (approximately $250 USD).
Adobe has put together a video tutorial that shows you how to create custom Creative Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw that can be used in ACR, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC.
What do you get when you combine a Lamborghini Huracan with $500,000 dollar gimbal setup? You get "the world’s fastest purpose-built camera car."
The Japanese electronics manufacturer—one of the pioneers in the digital camera segment—is leaving the compact camera market behind after concluding that no market growth or increase in market share can be expected for the future.
You can now download a zip-file, including all images and videos you ever posted on Instagram, plus comments, messages, settings and other data in json-format.
The Pentax K-1 II features a hand-held Pixel Shift mode that creates a 'super resolution' image. Here's how to create a better-looking one in Photoshop using four files.
One of the weirdest copyright cases in the history of photography is finally over. The courts have sided with photographer David Slater and rejected PETA's claim that the monkey who took the infamous selfie has any claim over the photograph's copyright.
In his latest video, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography shares his thoughts on how equipment nowadays is seen less as a means to an end, and more as the end in and of itself.
The latest update to Lightroom Classic CC brought with it a slew of major bugs, including some that would cause the program to crash. Adobe has now released an update to address these bugs, along with an apology.
The new drives come in the M.2 form factor and with the latest PCIe Gen 3×4 lane interface, offering NVM Express (NVMe) bandwidth. In other words: they're an interesting option for anyone editing large batches of photos or 4K/8K video.
Photographer Alexander Gee has created something pretty cool: the first (to our knowledge) E-Mount film camera. It's called LEX, and when it's finished, Gee intends to make the camera's design files open source so that anybody can built their own from scratch.
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a low-power HD video streaming method that could eventually allow tiny, maybe even battery-free wearable cameras to stream high definition video.
Nikon Corporation has warned investors that an assessment of its Belgium-based metrology business based is worth much less than expected, and that they should brace themselves for an 'extraordinary loss' of 10,343 million yen.
In 2009, photographer Michael Benanav joined a family from the nomadic Van Gujjar tribe on their annual journey from the lowland jungles of the Shivalik Hills to the alpine meadows of the Himalayas. This is the story behind the images he captured.
NVIDIA's Content-Aware Fill competitor is getting better and better. A new demo from shows how the latest version can fill in entire chunks of a person's face, or pieces of an image that are missing, with incredibly realistic results.
This hacked Polaroid Sonar Autofocus 5000 puts a digital spin on instant photography, but not in the way you're used to seeing. It's one of the most ambitious and well-executed DIY camera projects we've seen.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has launched a new high-end model, the Meizu 15 Plus. And based on specs alone, the phone is well-worth a closer look for mobile photographers who are open to buying from a less established brand.
Open source photo editor GIMP is a popular (and free) Photoshop alternative, but can it really be used on a professional edit? In this video, photographer Shane Milton shows you that it most certainly can.
Photographer Jolyon Ralph pit the new Huawei P20 Pro against his beloved Canon 5DS R, and was "somewhat stunned" by how well the 40MP smartphone performed against the 50MP DSLR.
Thanks to a low-res proxy version of the Insta360 Pro 8K footage, stitching times and computer processing requirements are reduced significantly when editing 360° footage from the six-lens system.
DxO Labs has filed the initial proceedings to start the bankruptcy process in France. The company is currently under "judicial administration," which allows it some time to restructure and find a buyer before the liquidation process occurs.
SmugMug has acquired struggling photography site Flickr for an undisclosed sum, with CEO Don MacAskill promising to give the neglected photo sharing service "the resources that it deserves."
YouTube channel Filmmaker IQ has put together a very interesting, technically detailed, and scientifically accurate description of exactly how various image sensors (and photographic film) work. One of the best overview videos we've seen.
In Part 1 of his series on photographing Greenland in winter, landscape photographer Erez Marom shares the freezing details of his arrival on the town of Uummannaq where the temperature was -25°C. Still, he went out shooting.
The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm F2.7 is Meyer Optik's latest Kickstarter lens revival, and it promises "natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture" ... whatever that means.
The update also comes with "post-scan cloud processing," which allows you to render 3D models with 4K resolution textures for better detail and realism.
Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full frame DSLRs that will feature autofocus. This will be the company’s first AF lens.