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Canon PowerShot D30

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Ephotozine Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 12.1 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
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Canon PowerShot D30 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot D30 number 137 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 63?

It has not bad user reviews but ok expert reviews. 82% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good picture quality and a good screen / viewfinder.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the PowerShot D30 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras. However good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Canon PowerShot D30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The writers at review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both endorse this Canon camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by website Tomsguide.com who decided that this digital camera was marvellous.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 69%.

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Average Owner Reviews

On average, PowerShot D30 owners rated this digital camera 79%. 89 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 82% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

18 customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

43 customers who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images.

Excellent Brand

We checked 33,726 expert and owner reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers thought it was compact.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Three owners said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Six owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three people who purchased the product reckoned that it had good features.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four owners who bought it thought it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight people wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot D30 was good value for money.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

10 customers thought the product was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

27 people who bought it said that it was good at resisting water ingress, four owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot D30 said that it was strong and durable and three owners concluded that the product was well made. however 10 owners wrote in their review that it was not reliable. and eight customers who reviewed it considered that it was not good at resisting water ingress.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot D30 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot D30 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 218 grams, the PowerShot D30 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot D30 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot D30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports 100, 160 and 6 More ISO Sensitivities

The Canon PowerShot D30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "Auto", "100", "160", "320", "400", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot D30 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3"" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The PowerShot D30 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot D30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot D30 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot D30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This Canon camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 424, 480 x 480 and 640 x 360 and (L) 4000 x 3000. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Waterproof

The PowerShot D30 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras also are waterproof.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 25 meters, the PowerShot D30 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 60m.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot D30 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Shock Proof

The PowerShot D30 is shock proof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot D30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Face Detection

The PowerShot D30 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot D30 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras. The closest focusing distances of cameras range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 12 pixels, the PowerShot D30's display resolution (numeric) is one of the lowest amongst cameras. Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot D30 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon PowerShot D30 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the PowerShot D30 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.8, the PowerShot D30 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot D30 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The PowerShot D30 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x and the biggest is 810x.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot D30 supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since February 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon canond30blue, canon 9337b012aa, info 9337b012aa, canon pi916ns, canon pi916gf
Barcodes 00009608235591, 05054533685970, 08714574616001

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