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Canon EOS 30D Review

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The EOS 30D Digital SLR is the much anticipated update to Canon's 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 photographers closer to the level of Canon’s pro digital SLR line, incorporating features and innovations from the EOS 5D and the EOS-1D Mark II N Digital SLRs, at a fraction of their respective prices. Whether your job is covering a wedding, a hot news story or capturing the fine details of a portrait, the EOS 30D has got you covered.


Specifications

 Max resolution   :   3504 x 2336
 Low resolution   :   2544 x 1696, 1728 x 1152
 Image ratio w:h   :   3:2
 Effective pixels  :    8.2 million
 Sensor photo detectors   :   8.5 million
 Sensor size   :   22.5 x 15.0 mm
 Sensor type   :   CMOS
 Colour filter array  :    RGB
 Sensor manufacturer  :    Canon
 ISO rating   :   100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (H)
 Zoom wide (W)  :    n/a
 Zoom tele (T)  :    n/a
 Digital zoom  :    No
 Image stabilization   :   No
 Auto Focus   :   Yes
 Manual Focus   :   Yes
 Auto focus type  :    Multi-BASIS TTL, 9 focus points (diamond shape)
 Normal focus range  :    n/a
 Macro focus range  :    n/a
 White balance override  :    6 positions, Kelvin & manual preset
 Aperture range  :    n/a
 Min shutter  :    30 sec + Bulb
 Max shutter  :    1/8000 sec
 Built-in Flash   :   Yes, pop-up
 Flash guide no.  :    12 m (39.3 ft) @ ISO 100
 External flash   :   Yes, hot-shoe, E-TTL II
 Flash modes   :   Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
 Exposure compensation      -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps
 Metering  :    35 area Eval, Center weighted, Partial, Spot
 Aperture priority   :   Yes
 Shutter priority   :   Yes
 Focal length multiplier  :    1.6
 Lens thread  :    Canon EOS EF, EF-S mount
 Continuous Drive    :  Yes, 5 fps or 3 fps up to 30 JPEG images
 Movie Clips  :    No
 Remote control   :   N3 connector
 Tripod mount   :   Yes
 Self-timer  :    10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
 Timelapse recording   :   Yes, by USB cable and PC
 Orientation sensor   :   Yes
 Storage types   :   Compact Flash (Type I or II)
 Storage included  :    None
 Uncompressed format  :    RAW
 Compressed format  :    JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
 Quality Levels   :   Fine, Normal
 Viewfinder  :    TTL
 LCD   :   2.5 "
 LCD Pixels   :   230,000
 Video out  :    Yes
 USB   :   Yes, 2.0
 Firewire (IEEE 1394)   :   No
 Battery / Charger  :    Yes
 Battery    :  Canon 1390mAh Li-Ion & Charger
 Weight (inc. batteries)  :    784 g (27.7 oz)
 Dimensions   :   144 x 106 x 74 mm (5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in)

Review

Increasing the camera’s flexibility and ease of use, the ISO speed can now be set from 100 to 1600 in 1/3 stop increments, rather than full stops (and can be pushed to 3200 with ISO expansion). What’s more, users can see the ISO setting in the viewfinder while changing it (and not simply on the monitor display as on the EOS 20D model), which in turn permits photographers to keep their eyes on their subject.
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