Canon EOS D30 Review

Overall 34
Imaging 5
Features 13
Size 70
Price 0

Main Features

  • 3.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 150 x 107 x 75 mm
  • Weight: 855 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced by Canon D60.

Canon EOS D30 Summary

This review is devoted to EOS D30 that Canon has first introduced to the public in Oct 10, 2000. This model is a Semi-Pro DSLR camera with a resolution of 3.0 MP and a APS-C (22.7 x 15.1 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Canon has replaced this product with their most recent model D60.

In Semi-Pro DSLR cameras (Top 10 DSLR Cameras) this model has taken rank #192 out of 200. Its Overall Score has reached 34/100 and it takes a rank of #1165 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon EOS D30 Compared to other DSLR Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon EOS D30 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Size: 1.8″
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 95
  • Continuous Shooting: 3.0 fps
  • Number Of Focus Points: 3
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Timelapse Recording: No
  • Storage Slots: 1

Complete Comparison of Canon EOS D30 With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro DSLR Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon EOS D30. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro DSLR cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon EOS D30

Canon EOS D30 has the following external dimensions 150 x 150 x 75 mm (59.06 x 42.13 x 29.53″) with the weight of 855 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro DSLR type cameras is 783g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Canon EOS D30, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon EOS D30 has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 75mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon EOS D30 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon EOS D30 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon EOS D30 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Canon EOS D30 — 75 mm
Min: 64 mm
Average: 75 mm
Max: 86 mm

Weight

Canon EOS D30 — 855 g
Min: 479 g
Average: 783 g
Max: 1074 g

Unfortunately, Canon EOS D30 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon EOS D30 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon EOS D30 Photo and Sensor Features

Canon EOS D30 boasts of a resolution of 3.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (22.7 x 15.1 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon EOS D30 has the following ISO range 100 - 1600 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Canon EOS D30 features a 3.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon EOS D30 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Canon EOS D30 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon EOS D30

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon EOS D30 is equipped with a Fixed Type 1.8" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 120k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (pentaprism) ViewFinder.

The ViewFinder in EOS D30 has quite nice characteristic. Its magnification ratio is 0.55x and it also provides a coverage of 95%.

Some of the main reasons why the OVF presented in this model is a handy tool are that it allows you to see a scene without any time lag or resolution limits. Besides, it also ensures the highest level of clarity that can be elaborated by the lens and the human eye. Who can benefit from this feature? The OVF is especially handy when shooting sports events. This smart system will allow photographers to see action instantly and figure out what is the right timing for capturing a specific moment.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon EOS D30 are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

EOS D30 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Canon EOS D30 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect EOS D30 to compatible devices via USB 1.0 port.

How Good is Canon EOS D30 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon EOS D30’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon EOS D30’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EOS D30 to the average DSLR camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon EOS D30 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS D30 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS D30 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.7 x 15.1 mm) sensor
  • Canon is famous with its skintones

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS D30 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS D30 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 50. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS D30 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Large APS-C(22.7 x 15.1 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (150 x 107 x 75 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (3)

Canon EOS D30 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS D30 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 60. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS D30 can be called a 60 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big size (150 x 107 x 75 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (3)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Canon EOS D30 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS D30 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS D30 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.7 x 15.1 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (855 g)
  • Big size (150 x 107 x 75 mm)
  • Video is not available

Canon EOS D30 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS D30 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 66. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS D30 can be called a 66 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.7 x 15.1 mm) sensor
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (3 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Canon EOS D30 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model EOS D30
Announced Oct 10, 2000
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Canon EF
Number of Lenses 256
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 1.8″
Screen Resolution 120k dots
Live View No
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 95%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.55
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 12
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye reduction
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.7 x 15.1 mm
Sensor Area 342.77 mm2
Sensor Resolution 3.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 2160 x 1440
Max Native ISO 1,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 3
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions n/a
Max Video Resolution
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 1.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 855 g
Physical Dimensions 150 x 107 x 75 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage Slots 1

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