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Canon EOS 30D

By: Shawn Barnett and Dave Etchells

Myriad minor feature and interface tweaks make a great SLR even better.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 04/14/2006

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon EOS 30D


Model Name:

Canon EOS 30D 
Model Number: 30D 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1399.00
Street Price: $724.46
Price Update Date: 2008-11-21
Date Available: 2006-02-21
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 24.7 oz (700 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in.
(144 x 106 x 74 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3504x2336, 2544x1696, 1728x1152
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.20
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: Canon CMOS 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.60
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point CT-SIR Type CMOS Sensor 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.0625
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description:  
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism. 95% coverage, 0.9x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter adjustment 
Optical VF Accuracy: 95%
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
OLED Screen: No 
Touchscreen: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO Rating Max: 3200
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 presets, Custom, Kelvin 2800K - 10,000K 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/8000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 35-zone evaluative, 9% partial, 3.5% spot, center-weighted average 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer:  
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes:  
Flash Modes: E-TTL II 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 13
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description:  
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out:  
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection:  
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.100 seconds
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res): 1.500 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.245 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.245 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.154 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.068 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.270 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.270 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.270 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 28
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 5.000
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 1266.00
Battery Form Factor: BP-511A 
Usable Battery Types: BP-511A 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-511A Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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