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

SKU: ICA30D MFR: 1234B004
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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.

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Pros:
Simple controls (46) , Nice features and settings (31) , Accurate colors (30) , Great resolution (29) , Rugged (26) , Strong construction (20) , Short lag time (13) , Large clear LCD (13) , Quiet (9) , Easy to use (5) , Fast shutter speed (5) , Great picture quality (4)
Cons:
Complicated controls (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (41) , Portraits (29) , Outdoors (26) , Sports/action (24) , Everyday (24) , Weddings (21) , Low light (18) , Fun (16) , Photojournalism (16) , Art (13) , Documentary (12) , Sports (5) , Landscape/scenery (3)
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Key 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

Technical Specs

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).
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
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.
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