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Canon EOS 30D Specifications

by Bob Atkins, 2006


Here's a copy of the full EOS 30D specifications


 

Type
Type Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I & II
Image Format 0.89 x 0.59 in./22.5 x 15.0mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.6x
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels Approx. 8.20 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 8.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording System
Recording Format
JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. The RAW and JPEG images are saved as separate files in the CF card.
Image Format JPEG, RAW, Canon .CR2
File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.6MB (3,504 x 2,336) (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.8MB (3,504 x 2,336) (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.2MB (2,544 x 1,696) (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.1MB (2,544 x 1,696) (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2MB (1,728 x 1,152) (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6MB (1,728 x 1,152) (7) RAW: Approx. 8.7MB (3,504 x 2,336)
Folders
Automatic folder creation/selection; up to 9,999 images per folder (new folder can be created with Manual reset option at any time)
File Numbering
(1) Continuous numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset (new folder created, with file numbering reverting to 0001)
Color Space Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, NTSC/PAL for video output
White Balance
Settings
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Manual (Custom, or user-set Color Temperature)
Auto White Balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance bracketing: +/- 3 stops in 1-stop increments
White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/- 9 magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels
When blue/amber bias and magenta/green bias set with White balance correction, white balance bracketing cannot be set to more than +/- 9 levels
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically (coverage against JPEG Large)
Magnification 0.9x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 20mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen Fixed, Precision Matte screen (non-interchangeable)
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4L USM)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, spot metering circle, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, bulb, ISO speed), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning
Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 430EX, MR-14EX or MT-24EX; pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)
Eyepiece Shutter None (eyepiece cover provided on strap)
Autofocus
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 9 AF points
AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (ISO 100 at 68°F/20°C)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF); Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed on viewfinder and LCD panel
AF-assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash (must be manually raised in P, Tv, Av, M and A-DEP Exposure modes)
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% at center of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% at center of viewfinder)(
4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (ISO 100 at 68°F/20°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens)
Exposure Control Systems Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range
Basic Zone: automatically set by the camera; Creative Zone: equivalent to ISO 100-1,600 (in 1/3-stop increments, ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 100-3,200)
Exposure Compensation (1) User-set with multi-controller (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
Bracketing range: +/- 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
User-set: Applied with AE lock button
Shutter
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter durability: Approx. 100,000 exposures
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release; shutter "lag time" approx. 65 msec.
Self-timer 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay with C.Fn-12-1 (mirror lockup)
Remote Control Remote control with N3-type terminal
Built-in Flash
Type Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Guide Number 43 ft./13m (ISO 100)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
Flash Metering System E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites
PC Terminal Provided; not sensitive to flash polarity
Drive System
Drive Modes Single, Continuous (high-speed approx. 5 fps / low-speed approx. 3 fps), Self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed High-speed approx. 5 fps / low-speed approx. 3 fps (at a shutter speed of 1/250 sec. or faster)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting JPEG: high-speed approx. 30 frames (Large/Fine)
RAW: high-/low-speed approx. 11 frames
RAW+JPEG: high-/low-speed approx. 9 frames
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size 2.5 in. diagonal with a viewing angle of approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Control 5 levels provided
Playback
Image Display Format Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Auto play, Auto play right after shooting
Highlight Alert
In the single image (INFO) display mode, the areas with highlights containing no image information will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Protection A single image can be protected or unprotected
Erase A single image or all images stored in a CF card can be erased if they are unprotected
Direct Printing from the Camera Enabled with the Print/Share button
Compatible Printers CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU)
Settings Print quantity, style (image, paper, borders, date), trimming
Menus
Menu Categories Shooting menu: red  Playback menu: blue   Setup menu: yellow
LCD Monitor Language
15 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Firmware Update Enabled by the user (in Creative Zone only)
Power Source
Battery One Lithium-Ion Battery Pack BP-511A/BP-514/BP-511/BP-512
Number of Shots
Approx. 1,100 (68°F/20°C, flash off), approx. 900 (32°F/0°C, flash off)
Approx 750 (68°F/20°C, 50% flash), approx 600 (32°F/0°C, 50% flash )
The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used.
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Provided; power turns off after set time of 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Back-up Battery One CR2016 Lithium Battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./144 x 105.5 x 73.5mm
Weight 24.7 oz./700g (body only)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity Range 85% or less

Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.
The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.

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All original text  ©2006 Bob Atkins (www.bobatkins.com)