Canon 30D summary
Canon 30D is Canon's Advanced DSLR digital camera first introduced on April of 2006. The camera features a 8MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3504 x 2336.
The 30D stands at #69 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & overall #591 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
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Canon 30D history
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Canon 30D Gallery
You can check the 30D from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon 30D Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pros and cons of the Canon 30D based on things which are normally considered important in a digital camera.
Canon 30D Sensor details
The sensor size on the Canon 30D is 22.5mm x 15mm (APS-C). The 338 mm² sensor can capture 3504 x 2336 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 8MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can be increased electronically to a high of 3200. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the 30D's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The 30D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 30D dimensions
Canon 30D weighs in at 1.73 lbs (784g or 27.65 ounces) & has outer proportions of 144mm x 106mm x 74mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 2.9"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776g and the Canon 30D is very much the same compared to other competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a picture of the Canon 30D next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the 30D.
Canon 30D Lens specs
The 30D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses available for purchase. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the 30D.
Canon 30D Connectivity
The 30D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy images and at times alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon 30D Video specs
Canon 30D does not capture video. If you are wanting a digital camera to take only photos, this might not be an issue.
Canon 30D Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Canon 30D so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Canon 30D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 30D features a 2.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support. The 30D also comes with a Top LCD screen allowing you to instantly checkout the camera's settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details for Canon 30D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.56x
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Canon 30D Shutter specs
Canon 30D can shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Canon 30D Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon 30D features both in-built flash together with external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/250s.
Canon 30D Autofocusing specs
Canon 30D features both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
It features 9 focus points to pick from. Canon 30D has manual focus in case it is needed in low light occasions or you want to have more precise focus control.
Canon 30D Battery life
The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has got the maximum (2260) battery life in this range of cameras.
Following is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the best battery life:
Canon 30D for varying kinds of photography
The following bar chart gives a summary of the Canon 30D for varying kinds of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon 30D as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon 30D gets a points tally of 52 which is average, and means the camera is somewhat acceptable for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support and ability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Canon 30D Street photography info
Coming in at a modest rating of 52, the Canon 30D is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon 30D Sports photography highlights
A lousy sports photography score of 44 suggests the Canon 30D is simply not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 30D Travel photography features
Weight is very critical when picking a travel camera. All round, the Canon 30D gets a lousy 42 as a travel camera which is simply not appropriate to take with you on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Canon 30D
If you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Canon 30D and it's average grade of 46 as a landscape camera is relatively suitable in the current market.
Canon 30D Vlogging information
A vlogging camera really should offer a moving screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon 30D is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a lousy rating of 9.
Canon 30D Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the 30D, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall in to the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart listed below shows you an overview of the 30D versus it's highest rated rivals mentioned previously.
These are some more cameras you might look into as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.