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The Canon Power Shot D30 waterproof camera is the ideal choice for intrepid types who often find themselves outdoors, underwater or in extreme situations. Currently the camera with the world's deepest waterproof performance, the Power Shot D30 dives to a full 82 feet for excellent scuba and snorkeling flexibility. Bikers, hikers, skiers and climbers can also confidently pack the Power Shot D30 to document the day's action. The camera is shockproof to 6.5 feet, and temperature resistant all the way from 14 Degree to 104 Degree. The 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 you'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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.|
Most helpful customer reviews
174 of 180 people found the following review helpful.
Tough and Fun Little Camera
By TJ Winston
Received my Canon D30 on 04/25/2014. These will be my impressions after about 3 months of weekend use. I have taken the camera underwater on many occasions, and had the camera underwater for several hours in saltwater while snorkeling and on various trips to the beach. No issues. The seals seem to perform very well. Just remember to rinse the camera off in fresh water after being in salt water. If you forget to do so, the buttons will have a "Crusty" feel at your next use.
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. The shots are fun to look at, but it is more luck than skill as to whether you will get a keeper shot or not, particularly with kids swimming, etc. It is difficult to frame a shot underwater without the use of a snorkel mask or goggles. Make sure to switch the camera over to the underwater modes, or else the camera may struggle to find an apropriate shooting mode.
I've taken several underwater videos with good results. There is an intermittent "clicking" noise as the focus adjusts. The mic is OK. On the plus side, the buffering at the end of a 3.5 minute video only takes about 2 seconds.
Battery life is good. I have taken 250 still shots, about 5 minutes of video, kept the camera on for quite a while between shots, reviewed a lot of photos, and the indicator finally dropped to 2/3 charge. I typically keep the GPS off, but I have noticed that the battery drains significantly faster with the GPS enabled.
The reason I waited for, and paid more for this camera than the competition or the D20 was the "Sunlight LCD Mode" We live in Florida, and I do a lot of shooting at the beach/pool, and in heavy sun. I have never had an LCD screen that can be clearly seen in the sun. The Sunlight LCD Mode must be activated in the settings menu- It is not turned on from the factory. Once activated, it remains on the next time you power the camera up. In my opinion, this camera performs 25% better than most LCD's in the sunlight. Not perfect, not ideal, but noticeably better than anything I have experienced to date. I found the LCD to be readable and viewable in strong sun, with sunglasses on, so I will say that it is a true "Pro" of this camera.
Overall, this is a fun camera to take to the beach, pool, or snorkeling. The image quality will never compete with a DSLR or even most "Point and shoots" due to the lens cover. The features are more akin to what you would find on a smart phone app than a "real" camera, but good luck taking any of those things into the water with you!!!
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful.
Solid performer. Excellent value.
By jonas rejda
This is a solid performer. It's real strengths are not so much on land but underwater. Shore performance is acceptable, but there are much better options if you are looking for a land only point and shoot. I used it over three months as my dive camera. It fits nicely in the pocket of a BCD. The quality of the images, particularly macro, is very good for the price range. It is important to learn how to set the white balance by evaluating something white, like a dive slate, every 3 to 4 meters to get accurate colors. Following this advice the quality of the shots can be extremely high. Warning: If you compare your images to a G16 with housing or similar...you will see a difference. This camera can not do much higher priced options can do, but if you are a casual photographer then it will do the trick. It is much better than a GoPro in my experience.
A few words on the depth ratings. The camera works fine up to 25m depths. Beyond this at about 28m it becomes unresponsive as it should. I took the camera to 30+ meters on many occasions sometimes it just stayed in my BCD pocket and other times I attempted to test it. It would power up but just display a countdown timer and was non functional. No surpise here. When I returned to 25m is worked perfectly again on the same dive. So this is a real bonus. I even took to to 42.5 m on on dive and it continued to work fine once I returned to 25m and also on shore. It is a great deal at 300 bucks and a solid performer. Plus it is so nice to have a camera that you can stash away and use or not use on a dive without the hassle of carrying around a bunch of excess gear to look after. For people who dive and wnat to take a few images and HD videos along the way = yes. Professionals who truly want professional quality images from their dives.....move up into the $1000 plus price range.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
Great photos and no moisture issues
This camera worked great for us - no issues at all with the seals leaking. I did my due diligence and read reviews and researched prior to purchasing this camera and I learned that ALL waterproof cameras should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water and dried thoroughly prior to opening them to recharge battery, etc. With this in mind, we followed those instructions after each underwater use and we had no issues at all with moisture inside the compartments. In addition to the fresh water rinse and thorough drying, we inspected each compartment cover for even the tiniest drop of water or grain of sand prior to opening. A couple of times we did see a tiny drop of water or a grain of sand and we removed them and dried again (even waiting several hours for extra insurance) prior to opening. This seemed to work, as we used the camera daily for 7 days in the Virgin Islands and used it underwater on three different snorkeling excursions. It took great underwater photos and we are very pleased with the camera. Just be sure to follow all instructions and don't open compartments without a fresh water rinse and making sure absolutely no moisture around compartment openings or on seals. Attached are just three of the several dozen under water photos we took. By the way, for accurate underwater color, be sure to put camera on underwater setting.