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The D30 is aimed at the high end of the amateur market and will be of great interest to
those with EOS 35mm cameras and lenses. The only other digital SLR in this price class is
the Fuji S1 Pro. They are both excellent cameras, the major
difference between them is the lens mounts (Canon vs Nikon) and the image sensors (CMOS
D30 shown with optional BG-ED3 battery/grip
Common 3-megapixel CCD (on left)
and the D30's 3.25-megapixel CMOS sensor
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) captures three exposures, taken with a single shutter release, at stops over and under the targeted exposure. TTL metering is accomplished with a silicon photocell in one of three modes: 35-zone evaluative (matrix), 9.5% partial (spot) or center-weighted averaging.
ISO sensitivity is adjustable between 100-1600. White balance can be automatic, one of
five presets or manually customized. The D30 features One-shot AF, AI Servo AF with
focus prediction, AI Focus AF or manual focus. The autofocus system is wide-area AF with
three selectable focusing points.
On the back is a 1.8-inch TFT color LCD with 114,000 pixels of resolution that is used
for image review and menu operations. Most all of the controls on the rear are for the
digital section of the D30, the camera and exposure controls are located on the top.
On top is the Mode Dial, hot shoe flash with TTL contacts for Canon speedlights, metering
and flash exposure compensation button, drive mode button, AF and white balance button,
main command dial, the shutter release and a large monochrome data display (explained
in detail on page 2).
A flat bottom with a metal tripod socket and the access doors
The key to the D30's light weight is shown here by its construction. The outer body is
highly durable polycarbonate material, underneath is a heavy guage steel
skeleton to provide rigidity and protection for the delicate internals.
The Fuji S1 Pro and Canon EOS D30 SLRs.
|Type||Eye-level single lens reflex (SLR) digital camera, 36-bit full color RGB capture (12bits per channel), one-shot type|
|Lens mount||Canon EF mount (full electronic control type)|
|Lenses used||Canon EF lenses (focal length conversion factor is approx 1.6X compared to full-frame 35mm film format)|
|Viewfinder||Full-frame reflex type, coverage approximately 95% horizontal andvertical, 0.88X magnification and 20mm eyepoint|
|Focusing modes||One-shot AF, AI Servo AF with focus prediction, AI Focus AF, and manual focus|
|Focusing points||Wide-area AF with 3 selectable focusing points|
|AF working range||EV (2-18) (ISO 100, standard chart)|
|Metering modes||TTL maximum aperture metering with a 35-zone silicon photocell.
|Metering range||EV 2-20 (at normal temperatures, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, ISO100)|
|Shutter speed||1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. plus Bulb
maximum X-sync at 1/200 sec.
|Continuous photography||Up to approximately 3 frames per second for up to approximately 8 frames, when camera is set for Large/Fine recording.|
|Built-in flash||Retractable-type. Guide Number is 12/39 at ISO 100, m/ft.|
|Flash contact||Accessory shoe for EX-series Speedlites; PC socket also built-in on left side of camera body|
|Flash metering||Supports E-TTL, FEL and FP flash (high-speed synchro) with built-in flash and EX-series Speedlites|
|Imaging elements||High-sensitivity 3.25-million pixel CMOS sensor.
(Total pixels 2226 X 1460) (Effective pixels 2160 X 1440)
|Sensor size||15.1 X 22.7 mm (aspect ratio 2:3)|
|Sensitivity||Equivalent to ISO 100-1600
(adjustable in 1 EV increments)
|White balance||7 type, including auto and custom|
|Recording media||CompactFlash card, Type I or II, single slot
|File format||Design Rule for Camera Format (DCF)|
|Recording methods||JPEG and Canon RAW|
|Burst rate||Approximately 3 frames per second for up to approximately 8 frames in Large/Fine mode or 17 frames in Large/Normal mode|
|Bulit-in LCD color monitor||1.8-inch low-temperature TFT type, approx. 114,000 pixels; displays captured images, menus, etc.|
|Interface||Digital: USB; Video Out: NTSC/PAL (switchable)
Camera: N3 remote control socket, PC terminal for studio flash, dedicated accessory shoe for EX-series Speedlites
|Driver software||Comes with USB TWAIN driver for PC and Adobe Photoshop plug-in for Mac OS|
|Windows/ Type of computer: DOS/V machine, NEC PC-9800/9821 series, NEC PC98-NX series CPU: Pentium 133 MHz or above OS: Windows 95, Windows 98 (including Second Edition), Windows NT 4.0 (requires 3 or more Service Packs), Windows 2000 RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 95/Windows 98) 64MB or more (Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000)
Macintosh/ Type of computer: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac, iBook CPU: Power PC OS: MacOS 7.5.3 or above, QuickTime 2.1 or above RAM: 20MB or more applications memory
EOS D30 camera main unit, neckstrap, 16MB CF card, Battery Pack BP-511, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400, AC power cord for CA-PS400, DC Coupler DR-400, Video Cable VC-100, Interface Cable IFC-200PCU, Canon Solutions software disk, Adobe Photoshop LE, Camera user's guide and Software quick start guide.
149.5(W) X 106.5(H) X 75.0(D) mm
5.9(W) X 4.2(W) X 3.0(D) inches
780g/27.5oz. w/o battery or CF card
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