Canon D30 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS-D30? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the D30 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon EOS-D30 below.
In any case, the D30 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was announced on May 17th, 2000, which means that, as of today, the camera is 8168 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon D60 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Canon's instruction manual for the D30
The camera's instruction manual is 151 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the D30 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon EOS-D30 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon D30 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon EOS-D30
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your D30 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon D30 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon D30 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the D30.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the D30?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the D30?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS-D30?
Canon does not publish a shutter rating for the D30. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 50 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 50 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 50 pictures each and every day.
Does the Canon D30 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The D30's flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.
Which battery does the D30 use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the D30?
Yes, Canon offers the BG-ED3 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS-D30.
|Camera Model||Canon D30|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Canon EF mount lenses|
|Launch Date||May 2000|
|Launch Price||USD 2 999|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||22.0 x 14.9 mm|
|Sensor Area||328 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||26.6 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||3.1 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||2 160 x 1 440 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||10.29 μm|
|Pixel Density||0.95 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 1 600 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||95%|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Size||1.8 inch|
|LCD Resolution||114k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||50 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||CF cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 1.0|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||BP-511 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||540 shots per charge|
150 x 107 x 75 mm
(5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in)
|Camera Weight||750 g (26.5 oz)|
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