Canon EOS 30D (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

18 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Canon EOS 30D (Body Only): 8.5 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, Compact Flash storage, No image stabiliser digital SLR camera.
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Some customer reviews of Canon EOS 30D (Body Only)

Most helpful reviews

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent semi-pro camera! excellent features and easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2007

Craig, Southport

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast, very fast compared to my old Pro-1, little noise at ISO's below 800 (even above, only slight noise present), range of lenses available
Bad points:
Most have been addressed with the release of the 40D
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jul 2007

Simon, Burton

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's good build quality, superb images, instant startup plus all the usual features we've come to expect from canon
Bad points:
I'm used to a 300D and it feels a lot different to navigate the custom settings. Also it is pretty heavy.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Eaturesasy to use with loads of good fe
Bad points:
Bit large but average for this type of digital slr
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It's perfect, I couldn't be happier. The battery seems to last much longer than most; I have done 3 photoshoots without having to recharge the battery. The menus are straight forward and it has all the features necessary for a whole range of photographic requirements... I would recomend this camera to everyone and far more than I would the the 350D and 400D.
Bad points:
Quite large, not suitable for quick snaps
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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27 of 27 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good quality to weight ratio. Great features and good size LCD. Lots of frames per second.
Bad points:
For enlarging or cropping 8 mega pixels does limit what you can do.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2007

nigel, connahs quay

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
speed of start
ease of use
Bad points:
no permanent iso on show
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Nov 2006

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3504x2336
Optical zoom ratio 1
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 1
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder No
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 700
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 144x105.5x73.5
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f4.0-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 58
Built-in flash Yes
Release date 2006-03-08
Height in mm 10.6
Width in mm 144
Depth in mm 7.4
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Battery Model Camera Specific Powerpacks
Zoom Type not applicable
Autofocus Yes
Range Finder Type Optical/Electronic Viewfinder + LCD
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Canon Eos 30d body black, EOS 30D Body Only, Canon EOS 30D - Digital

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Manufacturer's Description

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.

Features

  • 8.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 5fps, 30 JPEG image burst
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Picture Style image processing
  • Spot metering & 9-point AF
  • DIGIC II
  • Digital Photo Professional software
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX
    Speedlite flashes
  • Connectivity

Designed to inspire. Built to last.

CMOS sensor
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 × 15mm sensor size adds an effective 1.6x increase to the focal length of EF lenses, extending reach at the telephoto end.

5 fps shooting
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.

Large LCD
Illuminated by 6 LEDs, the bright 2.5" 230K pixel LCD is viewable from 85° in almost all directions.

Picture Style
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
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.

High precision 9-point wide-area AF
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
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.

Digital Photo Professional software
The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.

Magnesium alloy body
A compact magnesium alloy body provides durability while keeping the camera’s weight down to 700 grams.

EF lenses and accessories
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.

Connectivity
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.


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