Canon, my favorite camera manufacturer, announces yet another new digital SLR to add to its lineup. The EOS 30D replaces the EOS 20D popular among professional and higher-end amateur photographers. Featuring the DIGIC II image processor, image capture and processing is done at lightning speeds. The 30D houses an 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor in the APS-C size, meaning clearer images and none of the noise, aberrations, and other optical problems associated with small-size sensors.
Some differences from its predecessor, the 20D, include a larger LCD size, more rugged body design, a new spot-metering capability, and a larger, brighter LCD.
- 8.2 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
- 5 fps and 30 large JPEG frame burst
- 2.5â€?, 230K pixel, 170Âº wide viewing angle LCD screen
- Picture Style image processing parameters
- Spot metering and High Precision 9-point AF system
- DIGIC II image processor with 0.15 sec start-up time
- Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
- 100,000 cycle shutter durability and rugged magnesium alloy body
- Simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording
- Wide 100-3200 ISO range
- E-TTL II Flash
- PictBridge compatibility
- Complete compatibility with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and Video Out connectivity