Canon D30 summary
Canon D30 is Canon's Waterproof camera first released on February of 2014. It features a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The D30 comes in at #36 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and overall #818 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should use our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
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Canon D30 family
The Canon D30 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can discover all earlier and new models alongside important specs.
Canon D30 Gallery
You can check the D30 from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon D30 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pros and cons of the Canon D30 based on aspects which are usually considered useful in a camera.
Canon D30 Sensor info
The Canon D30 features the DIGIC 4 chip. The sensor dimension on the Canon D30 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the D30's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The D30 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Jaw-Dropping Space Capture Exposes Earth's Mesmerizing Golden Luminescence
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon D30 dimensions
Canon D30 is 0.48 lb (218 grams or 7.69 oz) and features exterior size of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 195 grams and the Canon D30 is more heavy in comparison with other competitors.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
Here is a picture of the Canon D30 with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the D30.
Canon D30 Lens info
The D30 comes with a fixed lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all ideal but it might be useful in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f3.9 which is very slow and not very good in low light events and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also need to increase the ISO which causes noisy files. On the tele end, 140mm comes with f4.8 making it quite sluggish and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.
Canon D30 Connectivity
The D30 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send photos and in some cases change settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Canon D30 Video info
The max video resolution on the Canon D30 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance in quality and file sizes but 1080p will not give you much room to downsample. The camera does not have a mic and headphone jack so you have got little control over your audio. It is probably best to look at a different model in case you need decent audio in your video clips.
Canon D30 Weather Sealing
Canon D30 has got environment proofing which makes it a fantastic selection to use in rough locations. This can be particularly beneficial whenever you are not sure about the elements you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Canon D30 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon D30 features a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 461k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Sony Japan Introduces 5G Transmitter for Alpha Cameras
The View Finder specs regarding Canon D30 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be rather valuable.
Canon D30 Shutter info
Canon D30 has the ability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Canon D30 Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon D30 has got only inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Canon D30 Autofocusing info
Canon D30 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it helpful for taking photos of people.
The Sensor features 9 focus points to choose from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Canon D30 includes manual focus when required in low light conditions or you want more accurate control on focus.
Canon D30 Battery life
The battery pack (NB-6LH) in the Canon D30 is designed to last for 300 pictures as per the CIPA benchmarks making it about the same as its rivals. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 features the maximum (380) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Canon D30 for varying forms of photography
The following diagram presents a rundown of the Canon D30 for varying forms of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon D30 as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon D30 has a score of 33 which is horrible, meaning that it is not appropriate to use for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support plus the potential to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Canon D30
With a above average points tally of 61, the Canon D30 is a fine option to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon D30 Sports photography advice
A horrible sports photography points total of 37 means the Canon D30 is not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs fantastic autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon D30 Travel photography information
Portability is very important when getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon D30 gets a moderate 60 as a travel camera which is reasonably suited to purchase for your holidays.
Canon D30 as a Landscape photography camera
If you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon D30 at it's horrible rating of 44 as a landscape camera is not appropriate in the current marketplace.
Canon D30 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a moving display, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon D30 is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible rating of 33.
Canon D30 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the D30, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall within the class of Waterproof.
The diagram underneath offers you an overview of the D30 vs it's top scoring competitors suggested previously.
Following are additional cameras you might look into as alternatives. To read through a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.