Canon EOS D30 Review Round-Up


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Steve’s Digicams

The D30 is a highly durable camera constructed from polycarbonate material on the outside with a steel inner frame. It is more compact and a good deal lighter than the D1 but its burst rate is only 3fps up to a maximum of 8 frames. The D30 offers more metering options and its continuous drive mode can be used in more than just the sports mode. The D30’s battery life is better (and simpler) thanks to its one high-capacity lithium pack. Besides the smaller size and lighter weight, the D30 is making waves because it is the first high-performance SLR to use a CMOS image sensor rather than a CCD. The ISO sensitivity is variable from 100 up to 1600 and as you can imagine the images get rather grainy looking at 800 or 1600. So far the D30 has fully lived up to my expectations. READ FULL REVIEW

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Luminous Landscape

As good as the D30 is, there are some problems. One should always use high-speed mode rather than single frame because in the latter mode each frame is written to the memory card each time the shutter is pressed. While the metering is generally good, I sorely miss spot metering. Also, autofocus is at the low end of Canon’s current practice. I find three focus points to simply be inadequate. This is a camera that will therefore likely not be suitable for some wildlife and sports photographers as well as photojournalists. On a positive note, battery life is excellent. Finally, and also on the plus side, the camera is always ready to take a photograph regardless of what else one might be doing, such as altering one of the numerous modes or Custom Functions, or reviewing already shot images on the rear LCD screen. READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

The Canon 30D was introduced in April, 2000. It was Canon’s first DSLR. Forget it. Get a 30D or Rebel XTi instead today. READ FULL REVIEW

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