Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR Camera Body, 8.2 Megapixels, Interchangeable Lens Camera - Refurbished

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About Canon

Canon's new EOS 30D brings proven EOS technology to a new level, giving photographers an unbeatable photographic experience. The EOS30D incorporates a host of new features with Canon's highly acclaimed 8.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC II Image Processor. The EOS 30D includes enhanced operational features such as a new 2.5 inch LCD monitor, true spot metering, a durable new shutter mechanism and Canon's Picture Style feature, all in an sturdy, magnesium-clad body. With all these new features the EOS 30D is trulyperfection, refined.

Canon's large-area CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. This APS-C size sensor (22.5 x 15.0mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length. The EOS 30D has an extensive ISO range (from 100 to 1600 plus ISO 3200 in extended mode), which is selectable in 1/3-stop increments. The sensor features a newly developed set of narrow-gap microlenses and noise reduction circuits to improve performance at high ISO values, and optimized photodiode configurations for improved performance at all ISO values. This results in larger, clearer, sharper and more detailed photographs right from the start.

The EOS 30D is one of the fastest cameras Canon has ever produced. Incorporating the fast operation of the EOS 20D, the 30D allows users to specify high-speed 5 fps or a new low-speed 3 fps continuous shooting for more controlled shooting and/or to save space on the CF card. And it can capture up to 30 JPEG and 11 RAW (or 9 RAW + JPEG) files in one burst. Whether it's the 0.15-second startup time, the high-speed mirror drive, the nearly instant 65-millisecond shutter release lag time or the predictive AF focusing at speeds up to 5.0 frames per second, the EOS 30D will amaze and delight photographers who don't want to wait for their camera when they're ready to shoot.

The EOS 30D incorporates Canon's Picture Style settings, which simulate the characteristics of different film styles, allowing photographers to customize their shooting to their personal taste or needs. These include Standard, for punchy, print-from-the-camera color, Portrait, for softer, more natural skin tones, Landscape, for vivid blues and greens and overall sharpness, and Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome, which can be customized to emulate color filters with black and white film.

At the request of many users, the EOS 30D adds a spot metering function that meters roughly 3.5% of the center of the image. This new metering function, in addition to Canon's impressive evaluative, center-weighted average and partial metering modes, gives the photographer even more choices for custom-tailored shooting.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (8),Great picture quality (7),Simple controls (7),Large clear LCD (6),Easy to use (5),Fast shutter speed (5),Accurate colors (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (7),Fun (6),Landscape/scenery (6),Photojournalism (6),Portraits (6),Art (5),Enthusiast (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5),Professional (3)

Canon Features

  • Exceptional digital SLR with exclusive 8.2 Megapixel Canon CMOS Sensor and DIGICII Image Processor
  • User-selectable high-speed and low-speed continuous shooting at 5 fps or 3 fps up to 30 (JPEG), 11 (RAW) or 9 (RAW+JPEG) consecutive frames when set at 5 fps and fast 0.15-second startup time
  • Large 2.5 inch LCD monitor that can be viewed at extreme angles up to 170°
  • New and improved features: Picture Style for superior command of in-camera color, contrast and sharpness, spot metering and shutter durability of approximately 100,000 cycles
  • Impressive 9-point Wide-area AF with a dual precision sensor at the center
  • One-touch direct printing and improved PictBridge features, including more custom print effects and printing with shooting information
  • Fully compatible with all EF and EF-S Lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories

Canon Specifications

Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Medium
Type I or II CF card
Image Format
0.89 x 0.59 in./22.5 x 15.0mm (APS-C size sensor)
Lens Mount
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens Focal Length Conversion factor
1.6x
Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels
Approx. 8.20 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 8.50 megapixels
Image Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Depth
RGB primary color filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Image File Format
JPEG, RAW, Canon .CR2
Recording Format: JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. The RAW and JPEG imagesare saved as separate files in the CF card.
File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.6MB (3,504 x 2,336) (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.8MB (3,504 x 2,336) (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.2MB (2,544 x 1,696) (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.1MB (2,544 x 1,696) (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2MB (1,728 x 1,152) (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6MB (1,728 x 1,152) (7) RAW: Approx.8.7MB (3,504 x 2,336)
Viewfinder
Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism
Coverage: Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically (coverage against JPEG Large)
Magnification: 0.9x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: Approx. 20mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, spot metering circle, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level,bulb, ISO speed), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 430EX, MR-14EXor MT-24EX; pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)
LCD Monitor
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor - 2.5 in. diagonal with a viewing angle of approx. 170° vertically and horizontally - Approx. 230,000 pixels - 100% Coverage -5 Level Brightness Control
Language
15 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian,Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Playback
Image display format: Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Auto play, Auto play right after shooting
Highlight Alert: In the single image (INFO) display mode, the areas with highlights containing no image information will blink
Image Erase
Single images can be erase-protected or not.
One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images).
AF Working Range
9 AF points (Automatic selection, Manual selection) - AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (ISO 100 at 68°F/20°C) - AF-assist Beam: Intermittent firing of built-in flash (must be manually raised in P, Tv, Av, M and A-DEP Exposure modes)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switchingbetween One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF); Manual Focus (MF)
Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% at center of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% at center of viewfinder)(
4) Center-weighted average metering
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec. Shutter durability: Approx. 100,000 exposures
Remote Control
Remote control with N3-type terminal
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 20°C/68°F with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Sensitivity
Basic Zone: automatically set by the camera; Creative Zone: equivalent to ISO 100-1,600 (in 1/3-stop increments, ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 100-3,200)
Exposure Compensation
(1) User-set with multi-controller (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
Exposure Bracketing
+/- 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
White balance bracketing: +/- 3 stops in 1-stop increments
White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/- 9 magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels
Built-in Flash Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism - E-TTL II autoflash - Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments - Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Built-In Flash Guide Number
43 ft./13m (ISO 100)
Built-In Flash Coverage
17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
External Flash
EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
PC Terminal
Provided; not sensitive to flash polarity
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous (high-speed approx. 5 fps / low-speed approx. 3 fps), Self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed approx. 5 fps / low-speed approx. 3 fps (at a shutter speed of 1/250 sec. or faster)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting
JPEG: high-speed approx. 30 frames (Large/Fine) - RAW: high-/low-speed approx. 11 frames - RAW+JPEG: high-/low-speed approx. 9 frames
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, NTSC/PAL for video output
Direct Print Capable
with the Print/Share button - Compatible Printers: CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU)
Video Output
NTSC/PAL
Battery
One Lithium-Ion Battery Pack BP-511A/BP-514/BP-511/BP-512 - Back up Battery: One CR2016 Lithium Battery
Dimensions
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./144 x 105.5 x 73.5mm (W x H x D )
Weight
24.7 oz./700g (body only)
Operating Temperature Range
0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less
Shutter Lag
approx. 65 msec.
Mfr #
1234B075AA
SKU
ICA30DR

Reviews about this item

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4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Speedy Camera for the money

Really fast for a camera in this price range, I mean really. I shoot a lot of action sports and it holds its own. Not difficult to use especially if you are familiar with Canon. Takes one night with the manual to get the controls and features down. I used a cheat card for a week and that was it. But I shoot every day so that repetition makes it easy to remember the little things. The downside is that if you shoot sports you end up with high quality lenses, usually 'L' Series (at least your lo

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Really fast for a camera in this price range, I mean really. I shoot a lot of action sports and it holds its own. Not difficult to use especially if you are familiar with Canon. Takes one night with the manual to get the controls and features down. I used a cheat card for a week and that was it. But I shoot every day so that repetition makes it easy to remember the little things. The downside is that if you shoot sports you end up with high quality lenses, usually 'L' Series (at least your long zooms anyway) so it only makes sense to have the best camera you can afford which for me means the 30D will be the backup in a few days as I will be getting a EOS 1D. But if I was shooting sports only occassionally the 30D would be perfect. Nice product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

30D Rushed to Market

This product seems to have been rushed to market to compete with the Nikon 200D. The instruction book is unclear and poorly written. This should have been a 10.2 megapixel sensor. It's easy to change the settings to exposure compensation (accidently), but difficult to figure out how to change it back. The autofocus system sucks after about 4:00 p.m. shooting sports. It should lock in better on moving subjects. I'm very disappaointed in the camera for the price. When shooting sports horizontal

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This product seems to have been rushed to market to compete with the Nikon 200D. The instruction book is unclear and poorly written. This should have been a 10.2 megapixel sensor. It's easy to change the settings to exposure compensation (accidently), but difficult to figure out how to change it back. The autofocus system sucks after about 4:00 p.m. shooting sports. It should lock in better on moving subjects. I'm very disappaointed in the camera for the price. When shooting sports horizontally, it's difficult to get a sharp shot due to the convoluted autofocus system.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
4.0

Refurb and Adorama are the way to go!

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from Nashville, TN  -  Photo Enthusiast

I did not find a better price out there on a refurb. I was unsure about buying a refurb, but the [...] care has turned me into an Adorama fan.

 
5.0

Wonderful Camera

By

from Fort Wayne, IN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I already own a 40D, and an xti as well as numerous lenses I bought this to be dedicated to my Tamron 27-300 lens and since I have started shooting with this setup I have been totally amazed by the quality and how it can get Great photos even at High ISO (3200) this camera is amazing. I have yet to find anything this camera can not handle.

 
4.0

Shutter speed impressive

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from Quincy, IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

The 9 point focus is very handy and accurate. I would recommend this camera for anyone who is wanting to dip their toes into the world of professional photography.

 
5.0

Great deal from Adorama

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from Petersburg, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I was waiting for the Canon 30D refurb to drop below $500. Great deal [...] from Adorama! Highly recommend Adorama and Canon! I coupled it to my 2.8 28-70L lens and am very happy with it. Only con is that it heavy! But I am getting used to it!!

 
4.0

it is all I hoped for , and more...

By

from Pinellas Park, Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am loving this camera. I had the Rebel XT for about 4 years and really liked it. But this camera takes things to the next level. Only thing I don't like about it is, it is hard to reach some of the control buttons while shooting. But that is sooo minor an issue, with such a great camrea.

 
5.0

A great camera at a great price!

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from West Virginia  -  Photo Enthusiast

My first Canon DSLR and I am VERY pleased. Even to a Canon newbie, the controls are intuitive and well laid out. Easy to use, solidly built, high quality throughout, excellent image quality. Eight MP is plenty for my use. Refurbished is a great deal - it comes in a sealed Canon carton,looks like new, everything works great. I bought a refurbished Canon zoom lens at the same time and couldn't be happier.

 
4.0

Great camera, great price...

By

from Royal Oak, MI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great camera, great lenses, 8mp is plenty for my work. Largish body is perfect for my hands, but may be a little big for some people. I've bought several refurbished Canon items, and I highly recommend them. As far as I can tell, the only difference from "new" is the price.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy . . . Worth every penny spent!

By

from Raleigh, NC  -  Professional

I am a weekend pro and I take roughly 1000-1200 pictures a weekend equally divided between this camera and a Canon 40D and honestly from the pictures that I have taken I can hardly tell the difference in the quality of photos and the quality of operation(I rotate my lenses between the two). This operates just as well and the control placement is similar enough that I can't distinguish between the two. I was a little skeptical at first about buying a refurbished camera, but this camera quickly dispelled all notions of that. I only wished that I had bought it sooner. Excellent buy and I will definitely recommend it as a first DSLR purchase over the rebel series which I had contemplated buying originally. I'm glad I bought this instead. For comparison I bought a Nikon D60 with 2 VR lenses and the Canon was much better hands down and also felt much better in my hands (more robust). The Nikon felt much cheaper, lighter and didn't feel like it would last like the Canon would.

 
4.0

Worth Every Penny

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Finally upgraded from my reliable Rebel XT and love the pc terminal to sync with my AlienBees B800 strobe!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Auto focus good but not 100%

By

from North Carolina  -  Guide

I have tested and found the 10d, 30d and 1ds autofocus is not as accurate as my canon eos3. This is the case with other digital camera owners I have talked to.

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