Canon D30

Canon EOS D30 front

Canon D30 summary

Canon D30 is Canon's Advanced DSLR camera originally released on October of 2000. It features a 3 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 2160 x 1440.

The D30 ranks at #90 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over-all #875 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.

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The following is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.

Canon D30 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Canon D30 based on factors that are often regarded as essential in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
delivers RAW formats
does have Top LCD display
flash built-in
has manual focus
has phase detect auto focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
can't record video
does not posses selfie friendly display
fixed screen
low resolution screen (120 k dots)
max fps low (3.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (3MP)
no external microphone socket
no HDMI socket
no headphone socket
no image stabilization
no liveview feature
no Timelapse function
screen is small (1.8 inches)
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Canon D30 Sensor details

The spec of the sensor in the Canon D30 is 22.7mm x 15.1mm (APS-C). The 343 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 2160 x 1440 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CMOS sensor has 3MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. RAW format is supported so the user has wider margin for error.

The picture below displays the D30's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The D30 sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is shown in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon D30 dimensions

Canon D30 is 1.88 lb (855 gr or 30.16 oz) & has outside size of 150mm x 107mm x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr so the Canon D30 is heavier when compared to various competitors.

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The following is a visual of the Canon D30 with a soda to help you get a sense of its scale.

Canon EOS D30 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will highlight the button layout on the D30.

Canon EOS D30 topview buttons dials

Canon D30 Lens specs

The D30 fits the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses available in the market. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the D30.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-120-300mm-F2.8-EX-DG-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM120-300mmf/2.8 2950g
Canon-EF-70-200mm-f2.8L-USM lensCanon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM70-200mmf/2.8 1310g
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Tokina-AT-X-80-400mm-f4.5-5.6-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X 80-400mm f4.5-5.680-400mmf/4.5-5.6 1020g
Canon-EF-24-105mm-F4L-IS-II-USM lensCanon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM24-105mmf/4 795g
Zeiss-Milvus-25mm-F1.4-Canon-EF lensZeiss Milvus 25mm F1.425mmf/1.41225g
Tokina-AF-X-Pro-16-50mm-f2.8-DX-Canon-EF lensTokina AF-X Pro 16-50mm f2.8 DX16-50mmf/2.8 610g
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Canon-EF-28-300mm-f3.5-5.6L-IS-USM lensCanon EF 28-300mm f3.5-5.6L IS USM28-300mmf/3.5-5.6 1670g
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Canon D30 Connectivity

The D30 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send pictures and usually adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Some applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Canon D30 Video specs

Canon D30 does not record video. In case you are looking for a camera to take only photos, this is not a concern.

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Canon D30 Weather Sealing

Canon D30 does not include environment sealing so wet conditions could damage the camera.

Canon D30 Display and Viewfinder

The Canon D30 features a 1.8" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 120k dots.

Please be aware that the screen has no touch support. The D30 also includes a Top LCD display so you can instantly checkout camera settings.

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The View Finder details for Canon D30 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 95 percent
  • Magnification 0.55x

Viewfinders are pretty handy for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Canon D30 Shutter specs

Canon D30 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Canon D30 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Canon D30 features both integrated flash as well as external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.

Canon D30 Autofocusing specs

Canon D30 features both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing.

It features 3 focus points to select from. Canon D30 can use manual focusing when required for low light situations or you need more exact control on focusing.

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Canon D30 Battery life

The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 offers the best (2260) battery life for this range of cameras.

Below is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras that come with the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Nikon-D780 front thumbnailNikon D780
D30 vs D780
2260 yesnoyes
Nikon-D850 front thumbnailNikon D850
D30 vs D850
1840 yesyesyes
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Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
D30 vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
D30 vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
D30 vs D500
1240 yesyesyes

Canon D30 for varying forms of photography

The following diagram provides a rundown of the Canon D30 for varying forms of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Canon D30 as a Portrait photography camera

The Canon D30 gets a score of 47 which is average, meaning that it is relatively adequate to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos and capability to use off-camera lighting.

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has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
doesn't have liveview
low resolution (3MP)

Canon D30 Street photography info

Having a modest points total of 50, the Canon D30 is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization

Canon D30 Sports photography information

A lousy sports photography score of 36 indicates the Canon D30 is just not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs to have fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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sensor size is nice (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect AF
no liveview
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low resolution sensor (3 megapixels)

Canon D30 Travel photography advice

Weight is pretty important when picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon D30 gets a lousy 40 as a travel camera which is just not appropriate to take with you on your trips.

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built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (3MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display

Canon D30 Landscape photography info

For anybody planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Canon D30 and it's lousy grade of 43 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate within the current market.

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focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
tiny screen (1.8 inch)
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
low MP (3MP)
does not have Time Lapse function

Canon D30 Vlogging advice

A vlogging camera should really offer a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon D30 is just not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a lousy score of 9.

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can't record video

Canon D30 Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the D30, below is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Advanced DSLR.

The line chart underneath provides you a summary of the D30 compared to it's top scoring rivals shown above.

These are some more cameras you may regard as alternative options. To review a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Canon EOS D30
Advanced DSLR
Physical type
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
22.7 x 15.1mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
3 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
Peak resolution
2160 x 1440
RAW files
Highest native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points
Lens support
Canon EF
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
1.8 inches
Resolution of display
120k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
12.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Highest video resolution
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
855 grams (1.88 lb)
150 x 107 x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0")
Self timer
Yes (10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Card slots
Retail price