Canon EOS 30D SLR Review

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Canon EOS 30D SLR



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Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Included with the 30D is Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) program that offers users high-speed processing of RAW images. Rivaling and even surpassing features of expensive, stand-alone and plug-in RAW image processing programs, DPP streamlines professional photographers' workflow, providing time and labor saving options such as instantaneous RAW image adjustment display and support for .CR2 and RAW .TIF as well as Exif TIFF and JPEG formats.


Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

DPP is compatible with multiple color space settings including sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB as well as Color Management Settings using ICC profiles.


Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Among the array of processing options provided by DPP are color channels, tone curves, exposure compensation, white balance, dynamic range, brightness, contrast, color saturation, ICC Profile embedding, assignment of monitor profiles and processing with Canon Picture Styles. DPP supports RAW processing with the same Picture Styles supplied in the camera, and can be updated with additional Picture Styles from Canon's web site.



Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Among the numerous features DPP provides is the capability to save multiple adjustments to an image as a "recipe" that can be reloaded and used again or applied to other images. In comparison mode, original and edited images can be compared side by side or within a single split image.



Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

File save options are: Exif-TIFF 8bit, TIFF 16bit or Exif-JPEG with selectable image quality (scale of 1 to 10).







Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Canon EOS Utility supports the tethered download, configuration and operation of the 30D when connected to your computer via an USB cable.



Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Images can be selectively downloaded, offering you a view of a shot's histogram and shooting data.



Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

The EOS Utility Remote Capture function provides control of the 30D from your computer. White Balance, ISO, Metering, Image Size/Quality and Exposure Compensation settings can be changed, and the shutter released by clicking on the camera icon. Zoom Browser is started after the image is captured. The EOS Utility is also used to install new Picture Styles downloaded from Canon's web site.








Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Canon recommends use of the upgraded Zoom Browser software if you mainly shoot JPEG images. It provides scrollable thumbnail view to help you find images you want to process as well as a preview mode that display's shooting information.





Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Double clicking on a thumbnail brings up an edit window, where you can correct red eye, adjust brightness/contrast, adjust sharpness and trim the image.





Canon EOS-30D Digital SLR

Edited images can be saved as JPEG, TIFF files, or BMP for use as wallpaper.







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