Canon EOS 30D Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 8.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC II image processor
  • auto and manual focus
  • auto and manual exposure
  • RAW and JPEG file formats (with simultaneous format capture)
  • ISO 100-3200
  • focal-plane shutter
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • lithium ion battery
  • Compact Flash storage (not included)
  • Release Date: 2006-02-24
  • Final Grade: 79 C+

C+

Canon EOS 30D
8.2 megapixel CMOS sensor; DIGIC II image processor; auto and manual focus; auto and manual exposure; RAW and JPEG file formats (with simultaneous format capture); ISO 100-3200; focal-plane shutter; 2.5 inch LCD; lithium ion battery; Compact Flash storage (not included)
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

This has been replaced by the EOS 50D. Here's what we had to say when the 30D was originally released in February 2006:

The Canon EOS 30D expands upon the ever-popular 20D with some fantastic new features. The camera's body has been redesigned into a smoother, sportier form, much like the luxurious 5D. Canon's also tossed in a large, 2.5 inch LCD monitor for taking a better look at those 8.2 megapixel images. For the impatient, a direct print button has been added to the back, and ISO speed is displayed in the viewfinder as it is changed. A 100,000 shot shutter cycle offers robust durability and the camera is capable of simultaneous RAW and JPEG image recording. The 30D is a step up, and will certainly be the digital SLR of choice in the coming year.

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