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Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera, Blue
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Overall score: 73%
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- 12MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
- 28-140mm F3.9-4.8 equivalent lens with optical image stabilization (5x optical zoom)
- ISO 100-3200
- 3" fixed LCD with 461,000 dots
- 1080/24p HD video plus super slow motion video at 640x480 (H.264)
- Waterproof to 25m / 82'
- Shockproof to 2m / 6.5'
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||300 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.9 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||461000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Modes Description||Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||Contrast detection|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100-3200|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 1.1 x 4.29 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.85 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.48 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.7 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||22 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Material Type||Composite, metal|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.9 - F4.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||140 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1600 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,000|
|Memory Slots Available||1|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||15 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||BSI-CMOS|
|Processor Description||DIGIC 4|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||0.95 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||NB-6LH lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Video Capture Format||H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Water Resistance Level||Waterproof|
|Weather Resistance||waterproof to 25m, shockproof to 2m, dustproof|
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|Optical Zoom||5 x||3 x||Information not provided||5 x|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP||13.2 MP||Information not provided||12.1 MP|
|Display Size||3 inches||6.85 inches||2.5 inches||3 inches|
|Includes External Memory||N||N||N||N|
|Dimensions||2.68 inches x 4.29 inches x 1.1 inches||2.6 inches x 4.33 inches x 1.06 inches||2.6 inches x 4.1 inches x 1.9 inches||2.8 inches x 4.41 inches x 1.1 inches|
|Item Weight||0.48 pounds||0.49 pounds||0.42 pounds||0.5 pounds|
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Review summary from DPReview
The PowerShot D30 isn't the most feature-packed rugged camera, with basic GPS functionality, dated movie mode and no Wi-Fi. Importantly though, it takes good photos in nearly all situations, including underwater.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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From the Manufacturer
Your Partner in Adventure
Need a camera that can keep up with your adventurous lifestyle? The tough and sporty PowerShot D30 is the ideal choice for intrepid types who often find themselves outdoors, underwater or in extreme situations. Currently the camera with the worldâ€™s deepest* waterproof performance, the PowerShot D30 dives to a full 82 feet for excellent scuba and snorkeling flexibility. Bikers, hikers, skiers and climbers can also confidently pack the PowerShot D30 to document the dayâ€™s action: the camera is shockproof to 6.5 feet, and temperature resistant all the way from 14Â° to 104Â°F**. The cameraâ€™s built-in GPS*** tracker records the location and time of all the images and videos you capture, and the new Sunlight LCD mode makes it easy to see the monitor even on bright, sunny days. Whether youâ€™re underwater or on dry land, images are beautifully clear, steady and loaded with detail and natural color thanks to the Canon HS SYSTEM and Intelligent IS. When youâ€™re too busy to choose camera settings, Smart AUTO does it for you by automatically recognizing 32 predefined shooting situations, capturing the best quality with every shot.
* As of January 20, 2014. For compact-type waterproof digital cameras.
** Based on Canon Standard.
*** In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated. GPS tracking does not work underwater.
Deep-water Shooting Without a Case
World's deepest* waterproof camera down to 82 ft. below sea level
Now you can capture beautiful underwater stills and video without the need for a waterproof case. The PowerShot D30 boasts the current world's deepest underwater performance*
of an astonishing 82 feet. That means that if you're a certified Open Water scuba diver, you can comfortably explore the certification's entire 59-foot range. The images and video you capture underwater will exhibit all the Canon quality you expect, with high resolution and vivid, natural color. And with the Movie Digest mode, you can record more of your dive without interrupting your enjoyment of it. The mode captures a still image plus up to 4 seconds of video prior to pressing the shutter, all without using the REC button.
* As of January 20, 2014. For compact-type waterproof digital cameras.
Engineered to Handle Extreme Conditions
Shockproof to 6.5 feet, and temperature-resistant from 14 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit*
The PowerShot D30 is built to come along on all your active pursuits. Whether you're skiing, cycling, climbing, hiking, even performing high movement activities in extreme temperatures, this camera can handle it. The PowerShot D30's extremely durable construction can withstand drops of up to 6.5 feet*. And with a temperature-resistant range of 14° to 104°F*, you'll be able to capture reliably beautiful images in both low and high-temperature environments. When adventure calls, the PowerShot D30 is ready.
* Based on Canon Standard.
Experience the Power
12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps provide excellent low-light performance
The Canon HS SYSTEM on the PowerShot D30 lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. The result of combining the camera's 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the Canon HS SYSTEM makes possible beautiful low-light shots with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor in the PowerShot D30 incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity while the DIGIC 4 Image Processor actively reduces noise, expanding the usable ISO range to an amazing high of 3200. The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low-light shooting, delivering clear, blur-free images.
Capture Adventures in Spectacular Full HD
Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
Record the fun and excitement of your outdoor adventures in crisp, clear high definition video on the PowerShot D30. A dedicated movie button means you're always ready to capture the movement as it happens. Full HD video on the PowerShot D30 means everything from amazing mountain heights to beautiful underwater depths will be preserved with spectacular realism and detail, perfect for watching on an HDTV or sharing with family and friends. In addition to being able to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 24* frames per second, the PowerShot D30 can also shoot 720p HD video at 30** frames per second. With the PowerShot D30, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos, ideal for sharing to social networking sites and emailing.
* Actual frame rate is 23.976.
** Actual frame rate is 29.97.
The Ideal Traveling Companion
The PowerShot D30 digital camera is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)* technology. You can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos. The camera can also use the GPS unit to automatically set the exact time. You can maximize the usefulness of the GPS feature by using the special bundled Map Utility software that makes it fun to share the memories of your world adventures. In addition to displaying all your photos' locations on a world map, the camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo – a great way to visualize each trip! You can also create and share custom maps and personal mini-travel guides with friends and family members.
* In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated. GPS tracking does not work underwater.
The Map Utility software uses Google Maps for displaying maps.
Reduced Glare for Shooting Convenience
Sunlight LCD mode
The PowerShot D30 is the perfect companion even in the brightest sunlight. The camera has been equipped with a new Sunlight LCD mode that reduces glare, making the LCD monitor easy to see even in bright light. This enhanced visibility not only makes framing and shooting easier, but also makes it easy to review what you've captured and show it to others.
A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos and Videos
Sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button, Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. On the PowerShot D30, detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
|Smart AUTO||The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.|
|Program||The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.|
|Movie Digest||Automatically selects shooting settings for optimal quality and records a video clip every time you capture a still image. One day's worth of clips are then combined into a single video.|
|Portrait||Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.|
|Smart Shutter||The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.|
|Handheld Night Scene||Take clear and steady pictures at night without the use of a tripod.|
|Low Light||For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.|
|Fisheye Effect||Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.|
|Miniature Effect||Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.|
|Toy Camera Effect||Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.|
|Monochrome||Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.|
|Super Vivid||Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.|
|Poster Effect||Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.|
|Color Accent||Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.|
|Color Swap||Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.|
|Underwater||Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect.|
|Underwater Macro||Enables close-ups by capturing a magnified image of the subject.|
|Snow||Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.|
|Fireworks||Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.|
|Long Shutter||Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.|
|Stitch Assist||Easy-to-use guidelines simplify the shooting of aligned multiple frames that can later be combined (using bundled software) to create panoramic photos.|
|Movie||Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.|
|iFrame Movie||The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality.|
|Super Slow Motion Movie||Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.|
Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
A Steady Image is a Beautiful Image
The innovative Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS, analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to help capture the steadiest possible image.
|Normal||Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.|
|Panning||Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.|
|Macro (Hybrid)||Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.|
|Dynamic||Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.|
|Powered||Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.|
|Tripod||When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.|
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I started a Flickr Group for photos taken with this camera- Go to Flickr --> Groups --> Search Groups --> Canon PowerShot D30. (Amazon will not allow me to post the link??) I posted some photos of the camera itself, as well as a demonstration of the "Sunlight LCD Mode" Scroll all the way to the bottom of the group to see these.
Impression is 4-Star.
It is impossible to compare this camera to a DSLR/SLT, so I will evaluate it on what it is- a point and shoot that you can take into the water, and can take a little punishment.
The build quality is very good, and the camera feels solid in my hand. The body is made of a nice composite material, and the rubber grips seem tacky enough to hold on to in cold/wet conditions.
The buttons are well positioned, and the menus are intuitive.
The power up is lightning fast. It takes about one second from pushing the power button until you can take a shot.
"Turnaround" time between shots is rather slow, in my opinion, however, I improved this slightly by turning OFF the preview function.
High ISO performance is typical of a point and shoot with a lot of noise.
Shooting underwater is a ton of fun.Read more ›
Canon offered to repair it (but not replace it). However, as always, Amazon was great about it and refunded our money since we were within the return window.
I'm hopeful, we just had a lemon since I liked everything else about the D30 and would consider buying it again. But, I'm going to keep an eye on these comments for the next couple of months to see if others have similar issues before hitting the "Add to Cart" button.
1.- 82 feet deep (...and maybe more) without bulky cases? Cool!
2.- Made for diving: Compact, good grip, easy one-hand operation even with gloves, dedicated video button, etc. A diver's dream.
3.- The subaquatic mode (software filter) really WORKS! Kudos Canon, colours pop out as if the camera had a strobe attached; most of my underwater pictures were GREAT without any tweaks, just point that turtle and shoot.
4.- Long battery life. I charged mine after six dives just to make sure, but it may have lasted longer.
5.- Great underwater video too: full HD with autofocus.
1.- Bigger than my previous cameras.
I had a thin and small Sony TX30 but it died at 90 ft (OK, it was rated for 33 ft, my fault). Anyway all my buddies have cameras WITH cases, they all look like huge daguerrotypes when compared to this Canon D30 :p so I can't complaint.
I've also used a GoPro, it was smaller too, but it had no LCD screen, battery lasted 1 or 2 dives only, and photos were not good at all. Anyway this camera makes better video IMO than the GoPro, down there in the deep.
I guess all the 1 or 2 star reviews are from non-divers expecting DSLR quality in dry land. If you dive look no further: this little wet bottom camera is for you. The best diver's camera for ~$300.
So this brings me to the D30. I cannot find anything different with it other than the case (and modest button layout change) and depth rating from the D20. They both have in common:
12.1MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
DIGIC 4 image processor
5.0mm-25.0mm F3.9-4.8 lens
3.0" 461,000 pixel screen
Flash range 1 to 11 feet
Same Scene Modes
Shutter Range 15sec-1/1600sec
1.9fps maximum frame advance
And on and on...
I honestly believe that the D30 is the same camera as the D20 in a different case. And I have to admit, I can't stand the D20's case as it's got a very awkward shape and it is very slippery. I literally smeared Shoe Goo all over the front and sides of it for grip. My girlfriend HATES the way it looks now but has to admit it solved the slip problem. The D30 addresses the slipperiness of the D20 with an actual finger grip on the front. Plus the D30 has a totally different depth rating of 82 feet, which is 49 feet deeper than the D20's 33 feet. This is something that really interests me as I had a Lumix TS3 fatally leak at literally under 8 INCHES submersion shooting video in a koi pond while being rated for 40 feet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even though I have a nicer, more professional camera, this one tends to be my default. I love the saturation, underwater, and close-up features and have ended up taking it... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this camera in March 2016. I used it in May at Stingray City in Grand Cayman, no snorkeling but it did get wet. It takes fairly good pictures and is easy to use. Read morePublished 20 days ago by MimiKiwi
I have been buying Canon cameras to use for work for over 15 years. This camera did not disappoint. Took great shots in and out of the water. Read morePublished 1 month ago by m_f
Used it on 10 snorkles over 4 days in Mexico. 8 snorkles in saltwater off the beaches, 2 snorkles in freshwater cenotes, including a deep cenote which included diving down about... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hache
An inexpensive solution to the underwater and harsh environment issues.Published 1 month ago by William D. Clark
This camera is just plain bad. First, the lens is terribly sloooooow (F3.9–4.8). Unless you shoot in bright sunlight, IQ is awful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
We used this camera on wet occasions over the past year. It works great, we thought it was a gonner after taking it into a very hot pool room and it filled with condensation and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I scuba dive with this camera and it takes the best underwater shots! Canon makes great products and has done it again with this waterproof device!Published 2 months ago by Thea