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Canon EOS-30D

£1,099 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Canon

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Canon's 8.2Mp EOS-30D is a follow-up to the 20D – in essence, it's a 20D Mark 2, sporting few improvements. But the 20D was an excellent camera, of course.

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.

Canon EOS-30D Expert Verdict »
Canon EOS 30D (Body Only) Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
8.2Mp
3,504x2,336-pixel output
3:2 aspect ratio
takes any Canon EF or EF-S lens
f1.6
takes CompactFlash cards (not supplied)
can use IBM Microdrive
image size at best Jpeg-quality (approx 3MB)
2.5in LCD screen and optical SLR viewfinder
rechargeable battery pack and recharger supplied
1-year warranty
144x106x74mm
700g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The EOS-30D offers pro handling and excellent quality. It's a great step-up from entry-level digital SLRs, but only a modest upgrade from the EOS-20D.

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