EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras
Designed to inspire. Built to last.
Realise your photographic vision with the EOS 30D. Speed and precision in a tough magnesium alloy body, with access to over 60 EF lenses and the range of EOS accessories for unlimited creativity.
An 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor provides the sensitivity needed for clean, detailed images with fine colour gradation. Large sensor pixels allow for wide dynamic range and reduced noise at higher ISO speeds. The 22.5 x 15mm sensor size adds an effective 1.6x increase to the focal length of EF lenses, extending reach at the telephoto end.
The camera delivers fast 5 fps shooting for continuous bursts of up to 30 large JPEG images (11 in RAW). A new 3 fps shooting mode provides greater control for variable-speed sequences.
Illuminated by 6 LEDs, the bright 2.5" 230K pixel LCD is viewable from 85° in almost all directions.
Picture Style pre-sets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response - similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each pre-set.
Spot metering allows you to base the optimal exposure value on a concentrated spot (3.5%) in the scene - useful in high-contrast scenes where precise metering control is required.
Select from one of nine fixed focusing points across the scene for fast, accurate focusing even with off-centre subjects and 'rule-of-thirds' compositions.
DIGIC II renders colours with precision and accuracy. Fast and efficient, DIGIC II prolongs battery life* and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.
The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.
A compact magnesium alloy body provides durability while keeping the camera's weight down to 700 grams.
The EOS 30D is compatible with over 60 EF lenses (including the EF-S Series) and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. The E-TTL II flash algorithm passes key shooting data from compatible EF lenses - such as focal length, point of focus and distance information - to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures. Untethered shooting is possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1.
Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers.
*750 shots per battery charge, according to CIPA standard testing.
|Type||22.5 x 15.0mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 8.2M|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 8.5M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Focal Length||1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted|
|Type||TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor|
|AF System / Points||9-point AF|
|AF Working Range||EV -0.5-18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)|
|AF Modes||AI Focus |
|AF Point Selection||Automatic selection, Manual selection|
|Selected AF Point Display||Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel|
|AF Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.|
|AF Assist Beam||Intermittent firing of built-in flash|
|Manual Focus||Selected on lens|
|Metering Modes||TTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC |
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering:
Centre spot metering (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
|Metering Range||EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)|
|AE Lock||Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved |
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments|
|AEB||+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Sensitivity*||100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 3200 (selected in Custom Function)|
|Type||Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter|
|Speed||30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb|
|Shutter Release||Soft touch electromagnetic release|
|Type||Auto white balance with the imaging sensor|
|Settings||AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White |
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
|WB Bracketing||+/-3 stops in full stop increments |
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
|Type||Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.|
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 95%|
|Dioptre Correction||-3 to +1 dpt|
|Mirror||Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)|
|Viewfinder Information||AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, AF confirmation, CF card information|
|Depth of Field Preview||Yes|
|Monitor||2.5" TFT, approx. 230,000 pixel|
|Coverage||Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction|
|HotShoe / PC Terminal||Yes / Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments|
|Flash Exposure Bracketing||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||Coverage up to 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)|
|Guide Number (ISO 100, metres)||13|
|External Flash||E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, |
wireless multi-flash support
|Modes||Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP|
|Photo Effects||Monochrome (selected from the "Picture Style" menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.|
|Drive Modes||Single/ Continuous L/ Continuous H|
|Continuous Shooting||Max. Approx. 5fps. (speed maintained for up to 30 images (JPEG)¹, 11 images (RAW)) ²|
|Image Size||(LF) 3504x2336, (LN) 3504x2336, (MF) 2544x1696, (MN) 2544x1696, (SF) 1728x1152, (SN) 1728x1152, (RAW) 3504x2336|
|Compression||Fine, Normal, RAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)|
|Still Image Type||JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording||Yes|
|File Numbering||(1) Consecutive numbering |
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
|Processing Parameters||6 Preset 'Picture Styles' with 3 User defined settings|
|Canon Printers||Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge|
|Custom Functions||19 Custom Functions with 53 settings|
|LCD Panel (EL) Illumination||Yes|
|Water / Dust Resistance||No|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Histogram||Brightness: Yes |
|Playback Zoom||1.5x - 10x|
|Display Formats||(1) Single image with information |
(2) Single image
(3) 9 image index
(4) Magnified view
|Image Erase Protection||Erase protection of one image at a time|
|Image Erase||Single image, All|
|Self Timer||Approx. 10 sec.|
|Menu Categories||(1) Shooting Menu |
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian|
|Firmware Update||Update possible by the user.|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)|
|Other||Video output (PAL/ NTSC)|
|Type||CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)¹|
|PC Macintosh||Windows 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP|
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Other||PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture)|
|Drivers||TWAIN (Windows 98/2000), WIA (Windows Me/XP)|
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional (Windows 2000 / XP)|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511/BP-511A or BP-512/BP-514 (BP-511A battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings|
|Battery Life||Approx. 750 (at 20°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) ¹ |
Approx. 600 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
|Power Saving||Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.|
|AC Power Supply||Optional, Power adapter ACK-E2|
|Case||Semi-Hard case EH17-L|
|Lenses||All EF and EF-S lenses|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR‑14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)|
|Remote Controller / Switch||Remote control with N3 type contact|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, Compact power adapter CA-PS400, Battery charger CB-5L, Battery charger CG-570, Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560, BP-511A|
|Body Materials||Magnesium Alloy/Plastic|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity|
|Dimensions||144 x 105.5 x 73.5mm|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 700g|
|Magnification||¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dpt|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Large/Fine resolution
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
|Type||¹ Compatible with all memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB and more|
|Battery Life||¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated|