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Canon EOS 30D

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  • 8.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 5fps, 30 JPEG image burst
  • 2.5" LCD
  • 9-point AF
  • DIGIC II
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • ISO 100-1600 expandable to 3200
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Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 30D

Overview

Description by Canon:

CMOS sensor
An 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor provides the sensitivity needed for clean, detailed images with fine colour gradation. Large sensor pixels allow for wide dynamic range and reduced noise at higher ISO speeds. The 22.5 x 15mm sensor size adds an effective 1.6x increase to the focal length of EF lenses, extending reach at the telephoto end.

5 fps shooting
The camera delivers fast 5 fps shooting for continuous bursts of up to 30 large JPEG images (11 in RAW). A new 3 fps shooting mode provides greater control for variable-speed sequences.


Large LCDIlluminated by 6 LEDs, the bright 2.5" 230K pixel LCD is viewable from 85° in almost all directions.

Picture Style
Picture Style pre-sets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response - similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each pre-set.


Spot meteringSpot metering allows you to base the optimal exposure value on a concentrated spot (3.5%) in the scene - useful in high-contrast scenes where precise metering control is required.

High precision 9-point wide-area AF
Select from one of nine fixed focusing points across the scene for fast, accurate focusing even with off-centre subjects and 'rule-of-thirds' compositions.


DIGIC IIDIGIC II renders colours with precision and accuracy. Fast and efficient, DIGIC II prolongs battery life* and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.

Digital Photo Professional software
The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.


Magnesium alloy bodyA compact magnesium alloy body provides durability while keeping the camera's weight down to 700 grams.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 30D is compatible with over 60 EF lenses (including the EF-S Series) and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. The E-TTL II flash algorithm passes key shooting data from compatible EF lenses - such as focal length, point of focus and distance information - to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures. Untethered shooting is possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1.

Connectivity
Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers.

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Specifications

Release Date: 
02/2006
DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
21.5bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
10.8Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
736 ISO
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Type : 
22.5 x 15.0mm CMOS
Effective Pixels: 
8.2 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
3:2
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Filter Array: 
Low-Pass Filter and Primary Colour filter
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
No
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
DIGIC II
Lenses
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 
1.6x the focal length of the lens
Lens Mount: 
Canon EFS mount
Focal Length details: 
1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted
Storage
Memory Card Type Details: 
CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
TTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering:Centre spot metering (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range Details: 
EV 1-20 (at 20?C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Compensation Details: 
+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AE Lock: 
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
Shutter Type : 
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed: 
30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb
Shooting Modes: 
Auto,
Portrait,
Landscape,
Close-up,
Sports,
Night Portrait,
No Flash,
Program AE,
Shutter priority AE,
Aperture priority AE,
Manual,
A-DEP
Shooting Modes (Movie): 

No

Drive Modes: 
Single
Continuous L
Continuous H
Continuous Shooting Details: 
Max. Approx. 5fps. (speed maintained for up to 30 images (JPEG)?, 11 images (RAW))
Self Timer : 
Approx. 10 sec.
ISO Sensitivity: 
100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 3200 (selected in Custom Function)
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
AWB,
Daylight,
Shade,
Cloudy,
Tungsten,
WhiteFluorescent light,
Flash,
Custom,
Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-92. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
White Balance Personal: 
Yes
White Balance Bracketing: 
+/-3 stops in full stop increments3 bracketed images per shutter release.Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Focusing
Focusing Type Details: 
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System Points: 
9 points
AF System Points Details: 
9-point AF
AF Working Range Details: 
EV -0.5-18 (at 20?C & ISO 100)
AF Modes: 
AI FocusOne ShotAI Servo
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
Manual Focus : 
Selected on lens
Closest Focusing Distance : 
No
AF Assist Beam : 
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Details: 
Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
Approx. 95%
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
0.9x
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
20mm
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-3 to +1 dpt
Viewfinder Focusing Screen : 
Fixed
Viewfinder Information: 
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light),
exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB),
flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation),
white balance correction,
AF confirmation,
CF card information
Depth of Field Preview: 
Yes
Live View
Liveview Details: 
No
Monitor
Rear Screen Details: 
2.5" TFT, approx.
Resolution Details: 
230,000 pixel
Tiltable Monitor: 
No
Tiltable Monitor Details: 
No
Coverage: 
Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Flash Modes: 
Auto,
Manual Flash On/Off,
Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Xsync: 
1/250 sec
Flash compensation: 
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash bracketing: 
Yes
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
External Flash Wireless Sync: 
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
Guide Number: 
13
Media Types / Sizes
Image Sizes: 
JPG
(LF) 3504x2336,
(LN) 3504x2336,
(MF) 2544x1696,
(MN) 2544x1696,
(SF) 1728x1152,
(SN) 1728x1152,

(RAW)
3504x2336

Still Image Format: 
Fine, Normal,
RAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)
Movie: 
No
Movie Format: 
No
Sound Files: 
No
Other Features
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the user.
Histogram: 
Brightness: Yes RGB: Yes
Playback Zoom: 
1.5x - 10x
Menu Languages: 
English, German, French, Dutch,
Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian,
Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese,
Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean,
Russian
Software: 
Digital Photo Professional (Windows 2000 / XP)
Accessories
Lenses: 
All EF and EF-S lenses
Flashes: 
Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip: 
BG-E2
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other Conection Interface: 
Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
Direct Print Support
Direct Print: 
Yes
Power Source
Power Source: 
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511/BP-511A or BP-512/BP-514 (BP-511A battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings
Battery Life: 
Approx. 750 (at 20?C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 600 (at 0?C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
AC Power: 
Optional, Power adapter AC-EK2
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Magnesium Alloy/Plastic
Weather Sealing Details: 
No
Width: 
144mm
Height: 
105mm
Depth: 
73mm
Weight: 
Approx. 700g
OperatingEnvironment: 
0° - 40°C, 85% or less humidity

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