Matt Gray

Canon Announces EOS 30D

Feb 21, 2006

My agonizing day of refreshing Canon’s press release page is now over. The 30D is a reality. Now I must decide whether to wait and buy the 30D or take advantage of lower 20D costs. Here’s my quick breakdown of the differences:

20D 30D
Buffer Size: 23/06 – JPEG/RAW 30/11 – JPEG/RAW
Metering Modes: Evaluative 35 zone
Partial (9%)
Center-weighted average
Evaluative 35 zone
Partial (8%)
Spot (3.5%)
Center-weighted average
ISO Steps: 1 EV 1/3 EV
LCD Monitor: 1.8″, 118,000 pixels 2.5″, 230,000 pixels
Histogram: Luminance Luminance, RGB
Process controls: Sharpness, Contrast, etc. Canon Picture Styles
Price: $1150 $1400

I think I am going to have to wait until the 30D. Man…

Canon EOS 30D

Update: It seems that the 30D will be shipping in March.

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