Canon has upgraded its popular DSLR, the EOS 20D, with the EOS 30D.

Canon has upgraded its popular DSLR, the EOS 20D, with the EOS 30D.

The EOS 30D retains the 8.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor of its predecessor. Composed of 230,000 pixels the LCD screen has increased in size to 2.5in and provides a 170° wide viewing angle.

In response to feedback from users of the 20D, the 30D includes 3.5% area spot metering and the shutter cycle lag durability has been extended to 100,000. Fast performance and optimum picture quality is promised from Canon?s DIGIC II processor.

Canon has included a series of Picture Style presets. Previously seen in the EOS 5D and EOS ID Mark II N, each Picture Style preset is similar to a different film type ? such a landscape and neutral – and when selected provides a colour response suitable to the setting.

The EOS 30D is compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses, along with EX-series Speedlights and accessories. For enhanced battery life, the BG-E2 battery grip is available. Utilising two Lithium-ion batteries, it enables 2200 frames to be captured, alongside the camera?s standard 750 shot battery life.

Other features include: 100-3200 sensitivity range, simultaneous Jpeg and RAW processing and High Precision AF system.

The Canon EOS 30D costs £1099.99 for the body and £1179.99 in kit form with an EF-S 18-55mm lens.

Find out more at www.canon.co.uk.