Canon EOS 30D review
Review Date : Mon, 8 May 2006
Author : Jamie Harrison
Review of the Canon EOS 30D
|Pros:||Build quality, LCD, menu system, low noise, high specifications|
|Cons:||Images need some post processing to reduce flat look, aperture/exposure compensation system, depth of preview button in wrong place|
If you want to cause confusion to camera buffs and journalists the easy way to do it is launch a camera called the D30, then launch another one a few years later called the 30D. Of course the 30D follows on from the highly successful and regarded 20D, itself a follow on from the 10D, which replaced the D60, the successor to the D30.
Series numbers aside, the outcome of this progression of models has generally been an increase in the amount of pixels on the sensor: from 3MP to 6MP and now 8MP. Both the D60 and the 10D had 6 million pixels; the 20D and the new 30D have 8MP. So is the new camera that much different from its predecessor? Let's take a look at the 30D and see if it lives up to the reputation set by its forebears.