Canon EOS 30D

EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras

EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D

Designed to inspire. Built to last.

Realise your photographic vision with the EOS 30D. Speed and precision in a tough magnesium alloy body, with access to over 60 EF lenses and the range of EOS accessories for unlimited creativity.

  • 8.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 5fps, 30 JPEG image burst
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Picture Style image processing
  • Spot metering & 9-point AF
  • DIGIC II
  • Digital Photo Professional software
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlite flashes
  • Connectivity

CMOS sensor

An 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor provides the sensitivity needed for clean, detailed images with fine colour gradation. Large sensor pixels allow for wide dynamic range and reduced noise at higher ISO speeds. The 22.5 x 15mm sensor size adds an effective 1.6x increase to the focal length of EF lenses, extending reach at the telephoto end.

5 fps shooting

The camera delivers fast 5 fps shooting for continuous bursts of up to 30 large JPEG images (11 in RAW). A new 3 fps shooting mode provides greater control for variable-speed sequences.

Large LCD

Illuminated by 6 LEDs, the bright 2.5" 230K pixel LCD is viewable from 85° in almost all directions.

Picture Style

Picture Style pre-sets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response - similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each pre-set.

Spot metering

Spot metering allows you to base the optimal exposure value on a concentrated spot (3.5%) in the scene - useful in high-contrast scenes where precise metering control is required.

High precision 9-point wide-area AF

Select from one of nine fixed focusing points across the scene for fast, accurate focusing even with off-centre subjects and 'rule-of-thirds' compositions.

DIGIC II

DIGIC II renders colours with precision and accuracy. Fast and efficient, DIGIC II prolongs battery life* and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.

Digital Photo Professional software

The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.

Magnesium alloy body

A compact magnesium alloy body provides durability while keeping the camera's weight down to 700 grams.

EF lenses and accessories

The EOS 30D is compatible with over 60 EF lenses (including the EF-S Series) and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. The E-TTL II flash algorithm passes key shooting data from compatible EF lenses - such as focal length, point of focus and distance information - to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures. Untethered shooting is possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1.

Connectivity

Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers.

*

  • 750 shots per battery charge, according to CIPA standard testing
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Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 22.5 x 15.0mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.2M
Total Pixels Approx. 8.5M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted

FOCUSING

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System / Points 9-point AF
AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
Predictive AF Yes
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Manual Focus Selected on lens

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering:
Centre spot metering (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 3200 (selected in Custom Function)
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb
Shutter Release Soft touch electromagnetic release

WHITE BALANCE

Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
WB Bracketing +/-3 stops in full stop increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

COLOUR MATRIX

Type Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 95%
Magnification 0.9x ¹
Eyepoint 20mm
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 dpt
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, AF confirmation, CF card information
Depth of Field Preview Yes

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.5" TFT, approx. 230,000 pixel
Coverage Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction
HotShoe / PC Terminal Yes / Yes
X-sync 1/250 sec
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range Coverage up to 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)
Guide Number (ISO 100, metres) 13
External Flash E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Photo Effects Monochrome (selected from the "Picture Style" menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.
Drive Modes Single/ Continuous L/ Continuous H
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 5fps. (speed maintained for up to 30 images (JPEG)¹, 11 images (RAW)) ²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (LF) 3504x2336, (LN) 3504x2336, (MF) 2544x1696, (MN) 2544x1696, (SF) 1728x1152, (SN) 1728x1152, (RAW) 3504x2336
Compression Fine, Normal, RAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Processing Parameters 6 Preset 'Picture Styles' with 3 User defined settings

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions 19 Custom Functions with 53 settings
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination Yes
Water / Dust Resistance No
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information
(2) Single image
(3) 9 image index
(4) Magnified view
Image Erase Protection Erase protection of one image at a time
Image Erase Single image, All
Self Timer Approx. 10 sec.
Menu Categories (1) Shooting Menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)¹

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture)
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98/2000), WIA (Windows Me/XP)
Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional (Windows 2000 / XP)

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511/BP-511A or BP-512/BP-514 (BP-511A battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings
Battery Life Approx. 750 (at 20°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) ¹
Approx. 600 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
AC Power Supply Optional, Power adapter ACK-E2

ACCESSORIES

Case Semi-Hard case EH17-L
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR‑14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E2
Remote Controller / Switch Remote control with N3 type contact
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, Compact power adapter CA-PS400, Battery charger CB-5L, Battery charger CG-570, Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560, BP-511A

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials Magnesium Alloy/Plastic
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions 144 x 105.5 x 73.5mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 700g
Magnification ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine resolution
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Type ¹ Compatible with all memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB and more
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.