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Canon PowerShot D30 Digital Camera

$279.98
Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Easy to use
Unacceptable noise level
194 Reviews + 3 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Canon camera has received three awards from experts.

The authors at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The author at one more expert review site decided that this Canon camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. Tomsguide.com gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, PowerShot D30 owners rated this camera 80 out of 100. 87 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 84% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 830 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this waterproof camera on average 69%.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The PowerShot D30 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot D30 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 590,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 12 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 12 pixels, the PowerShot D30 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Support

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Aawood wrote “We bought it for our new home last year and put it on a few times, following manufacturers instructions” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Whatdigitalcamera.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website What Digital Camera “It lacks a number of useful features found on more recent cameras, such as a higher resolution sensor, wireless connectivity options”. Three years ago expert review site Reviewed.com said “Though there's only a select few rugged point and shoots on the market, they bring a lot of useful features to” in their review of this digital camera. Tripod gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Photos came out great, lots of features!”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers thought it had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com said “Good Battery Life” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Dave Turner said on Amazon “Battery life is OK though not outstanding”. Dkav gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bestbuy.com “The battery life is outstanding!”.


Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot D30 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot D30 has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty customers agreed that the Canon PowerShot D30 was easy to use. Two years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “It has easy to use features including a quick onoff feature”. Sw7ddopey scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “Great point and shot camera easy to use and gets the job done”. Captain Tom Aka Cabin Boy said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “It's very simple to use - just what we wanted! As avid sailor + surfer + free divers, we're really digging this camera; we've had it almost a year now”.

Two owners who reviewed it said that it had a good interface. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Interface simple et accessible tous”. Camera Labs also said “Simple, userfriendly interface” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Fishyphotographer said on Bhphotovideo.com “I have used the previous PowerShot D10 underwater camera and loved it! I was thrilled to see an updated version with a easier to hold shape and stabilization features” in their review of this digital camera. Tc Curnow wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “The camera is slightly negatively buoyant, so easy to hold steady for a shot” and gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Bestbuy.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “Easy to set up”. One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to handle. Mars1volunteer said in their review of this digital camera “Handling is great (for right handers)”.

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Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot D30 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very High Waterproof Up to

Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have waterproof (up to) of between 3m and 25m. When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera that we have checked, the Canon PowerShot D30's waterproof up to of 25 meters is one of the highest.

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Good Ergonomics

Five customers concluded that the product was good looking. Videosherpa wrote “Image recording was beautiful” in their review of this digital camera. M. W. Hall wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Pretty good at what it does”. M. W. Hall also said “The on land pictures seemed fine and pretty standard quality for a point” in their review.

Two owners reckoned that it was ergonomic. Camera Labs mentioned “Good ergonomics”. Three years ago Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “The D30 excels underwater and its new external design makes it one of the most ergonomic tough cameras on the market” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was smooth. One person who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Katharine Kirby said “I chose this neat, pocket sized Canon to replace my G10”.

One owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good case. Mr N. wrote on Amazon “Best purchase ever! No casing required so extremely easy to use” in his review of this digital camera.

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Build Quality

Twenty-two people concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Camera Labs wrote “Build quality”. Camera Labs also wrote “Acceptable image quality Bright, clear screen” in their review. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Great picture quality” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Waterproof to 82 Feet

Sixty customers agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Camera Labs said “Waterproof up to 25m antidrop from up to 2m coldresistant down to 10C” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs also mentioned “Waterproof to 82 feet” in their review. Camera Labs also said “Classleading waterproofing” in their review.

Twelve people who purchased the product mentioned that it was strong and durable. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Camera Labs two years ago “The Canon PowerShot D30 is a rugged compact that's water-proof, shock-proof, freeze-proof and dust-proof”. Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The one thing rugged cameras offer over smartphone cameras is the ability to go places a phone can't” but even so they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Digitalversus.com mentioned “The Canon PowerShot D30 is a tough camera that anyone can use” but they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

Six customers concluded that this digital camera was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote “The Canon Powershot D30 is a well specified camera that is built to survive much of the punishment it may encounter during action pursuits”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “A 3inch screen and geotagging via built in GPS” in their review. Ah23 mentioned “The engineering firm then contacted Samsung” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5.

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Audio

Images On the Noisy Side

Three owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot D30 agreed that it was noisy. Camera Labs mentioned “Noise at higher sensitivities”. Camera Labs also mentioned “Images on the noisy side” in their review.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot D30 agreed that it was noisy. Camera Labs mentioned “Noise at higher sensitivities”. Camera Labs also mentioned “Images on the noisy side” in their review.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot D30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot D30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The PowerShot D30 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon PowerShot D30 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Shock Proof

The Canon PowerShot D30 is shock proof, as are most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot D30 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot D30 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot D30 supports direct printing, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Smart TV

Waterdicht Tot 25 Meter, Valbestendig Tot 2 Meter, Vorstbestendig Tot 10 Graden Celsius, Gps

Three owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had gps. Camera Labs mentioned “Waterdicht tot 25 meter, valbestendig tot 2 meter, vorstbestendig tot 10 graden celsius, gps”. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The built-in GPS system will let you know exactly where you were so clumsy”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Good Geotagging

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good geotagging.

Acceptable Image Quality Bright, Clear Screen

Eight people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good screen. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Touch-sensibility Screen”. K. F. Harniman rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great pictures, easy to use underwater with a clear, bright screen” in their review of this digital camera. M. W. Hall mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot D30 “The rear screen display was visible in bright sunlight” .

Slow Motion Video Mode

Fifteen owners said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Camera Labs said two years ago “Slow motion video mode”. Captain Tom Aka Cabin Boy said on Bhphotovideo.com also two years ago “The pic and video quality is incredible” in their review of the Canon PowerShot D30. Family of Divers mentioned “Great pictures and videos from the dives” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Acceptable Image Quality Bright, Clear Screen

Seventy people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “Takes excellant photos” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Hoffr said “I got it to take faster photos when I set it up manually, instead of 'auto'.” in their review of this digital camera. Schu2112 said in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “It takes great pics too”.

Three customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Bestbuy.com wrote “And a great nighttime shooting feature”. Hoffr wrote on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “I do know that I was not happy with the slow shooting timing”.

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in low light. Customer wrote on Amazon “It has a few settings which make using the camera more fun- such as underwater, low light etc”. Mars1volunteer said “And the shutter is fast even in low light unlike the sony cameras” and gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Sharp 5x Zoom Lens

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Katharine Kirby wrote “It's a Canon which means it's easy to use, has a decent quality lens and if you've had a Canon before you'll suss it out immediately” in her review of this digital camera. Mars1volunteer mentioned “Always carry a soft cloth to clean the lens as it is very accurate” in their Canon PowerShot D30 review. Revue said on Amazon “V pleased with it once I learned to clean the lens when on dry land though” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Camera Labs said “5x optische zoom, optische beeldstabilisatie” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs also mentioned “Sharp 5x zoom lens” in their review. Also two years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “Great Zoom”.

Five people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good autofocus. Camera Labs said “1cm macro close focus”. Bhphotovideo.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Fastaccurate auto-focus” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Fast on and fast focus”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Bestbuy.com wrote “Good Image Stabilization”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Ten customers reckoned that the product was compact. Three years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “Canon PowerShot D30 Review - Canon's latest waterproof compact follows on from some impressive predecessors.” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot D30 is the newest digital compact camera in Canon's underwater line-up”. Expert review site Techradar.com said three years ago “Canon's PowerShot D30 is a waterproof and ruggedized compact camera designed to compete with the Nikon Coolpix AW120, Olympus Tough TG-3, Panasonic Lumix FT5” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Five customers reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Not Near As Heavy As I Th”. Jh wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “However bottom line was Nikon couldn't take heavy use”. M. W. Hall gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “For a camera that's rugged enough to take on reasonably deep dives without having to worry about bulky (and extremely expensive) housings”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Nice Body Color” in their review of this digital camera. Tomsguide.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot D30 “With a smooth, rounded body that looks a bit like a worn sea pebble”.

One owner who bought it mentioned that it was lightweight. Last year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight and easy to use underwater - good quality pictures”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Trevorb55 wrote “Bought to replace a Canon D10 that finally died after years of underwater service and no regrets - this one is a far slimmer and better looking camera” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Heavy and Bulky

Five customers reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Not Near As Heavy As I Th”.

Jh wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “However bottom line was Nikon couldn't take heavy use”. M. W. Hall gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “For a camera that's rugged enough to take on reasonably deep dives without having to worry about bulky (and extremely expensive) housings”.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot D30 has a fairly standard weight (218 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot D30 has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot D30 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon canond30blue, canon powershotd30, canon 9337b012aa, info 9337b012aa, canon p190037p, canon 9337b001, canon p219313p, canon 9gxmzs00, canon 9gxmza00, canon pi916gf, canon pi916ns
Barcodes 00009608235271, 05054533685970, 08714574616001

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