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Touchscreen on the Canon 30D?

The rear monitor on the Canon EOS 30D is not touch sensitive. All interactions with the camera's firmware, thus, have to be entered through buttons and dials on the camera body. While this method of operating a camera might not be as intuitive as a touch interface and requires the photographer to memorize the functions of the external controls, it avoids accidental setting changes from unitentional contacts with the screen.

In terms of size and resolution, the rear LCD of the Canon 30D measures 2.5 inches and offers a resolution of 230,000 dots.

Canon 30D Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.56x
Top-Level Screen Control Panel
LCD Size 2.5 inch
LCD Resolution 230k dots
LCD Attachment Fixed screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

Back side of the Canon 30D with LCD

30D and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 2.5-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

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Camera to camera comparisons

The Canon EOS 30D is a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera that was officially introduced in February 2006 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 8.2 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $1,399.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Canon 30D to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
#   Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 30Doptical Y2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0/s Y n
2.
 
Canon 70Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0/s Y n
3.
 
Canon 60Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel n 1/8000s 5.3/s Y n
4.
 
Canon 7Doptical Y3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0/s Y n
5.
 
Canon 50Doptical Y3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/8000s 6.3/s Y n
6.
 
Canon 40Doptical Y3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/8000s 6.5/s Y n
7.
 
Canon 400Doptical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
8.
 
Canon 350Doptical n1.8 / 115 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
9.
 
Canon 20Doptical Y1.8 / 118 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0/s Y n
10.
 
Nikon D80optical n2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
11.
 
Nikon D200optical Y2.5 / 230 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0/s Y n
Note: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.
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In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Canon 30D
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2006
    Launch Price USD 1 399
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.5 x 15.0 mm
    Sensor Area 338 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 27 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 8.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3 504 x 2 336 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.42 μm
    Pixel Density 2.43 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 1 600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 3 200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 2
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 59
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 736
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.56x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Size 2.5 inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type BP-511A power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)750 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 144 x 106 x 74 mm
    (5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in)
    Camera Weight 785 g (27.7 oz)

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