Canon's 8.2Mp (megapixel) EOS-30D is a follow-up to the 20D, sharing the same sensor and image-processing engine. In essence, it's a 20D Mark 2, sporting few improvements. But the 20D was an excellent camera, of course.
Canon has upgraded the 20D's 1.8in screen to the 2.5in model of the 5D – and has borrowed its selectable Picture Styles and spot-metering too. Build quality, ergonomics and battery life are all excellent.
The 8.2Mp Cmos sensor delivers 3,504x2,336 pixel images with enough detail to make good-looking A3 prints, stored on CompactFlash cards as Jpegs or Raw files.
The 30D is both responsive and enjoyable, delivering superb-quality pictures. Resolution and noise levels unsurprisingly remain the same as the 20D.