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CanonPowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue)
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Large clear LCD (6)
  • Good battery life (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (6)
    • Family photos (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for SCUBA

    We took this camera to the Cayman Islands. We took it on numerous dives on all three islands there. If you set the white balance on the sand where you want to get the...Read complete review

    We took this camera to the Cayman Islands. We took it on numerous dives on all three islands there. If you set the white balance on the sand where you want to get the shot, the photos are fantastic. We took the camera to 80 feet deep. The buttons are very easy to see and use while underwater. The underwater macro mode was best all of the time in the water. The one downside is that if you take a lot of video, then the batteries don't last two dives. But if you pick and chose where you video, then there is no problem.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not as fast as I wanted

    I have owned a two different point and shoot waterproof cameras previously and wore them both out from so much use! This is a good things and this one was one of my least...Read complete review

    I have owned a two different point and shoot waterproof cameras previously and wore them both out from so much use! This is a good things and this one was one of my least favorites. I returned it within 24 hours of owning it. So maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance, but I do know that I was not happy with the slow shooting timing. I got it to take faster photos when I set it up manually, instead of 'auto', but then the photos were not sharp and seemed to have background fuzziness to them.

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    5.0

    awesome underwater camera

    By family of divers

    from Wichita KS

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

      Took the camera on a spring break trip to dive in Mexico. Great pictures and videos from the dives. Ended up using this camera the whole vacation instead of our other non-waterproof one.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great underwater camera

      By Val

      from Hawaii Island Hawaii

      Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

      My fav underwater camera. Catches the mid range tonal qualities much better than the small underwater Nikon. Catches the high tones as well where the nikon's high tones get blown out. My only problem w this camera is the lack of an extended warranty. This is my third camera: they tend to break down right after the warranty runs out. I bought a Nikon in between and now I'm back.

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      3.0

      Great for diving

      By Elvin

      from Orlando, FL

      Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

      Camera is ok. I wish there is a cover to protect lens while not in use.

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      5.0

      love the camera

      By scotty

      from canton oh

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

        everyday use for quick shots sharp pictures easy to use versatile no negatives

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Nice option when on vacation

        By Fishman

        from NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Battery Life
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

          Good to have when your at the beach and going in and out of ocean.

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          • No

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          2.0

          not as fast as I wanted

          By hoffr

          from St. Cloud, MN

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Poor Image Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

            I have owned a two different point and shoot waterproof cameras previously and wore them both out from so much use! This is a good things and this one was one of my least favorites. I returned it within 24 hours of owning it. So maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance, but I do know that I was not happy with the slow shooting timing. I got it to take faster photos when I set it up manually, instead of 'auto', but then the photos were not sharp and seemed to have background fuzziness to them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Nice, Tough, and Handy

            By AngelEyes

            from El Paso, Tx

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

            Good Camera. Nice Pictures. You are willing to do things with this that you would never do with your full sized DSLR!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Water Camera

            By EmmyJones

            from New Jersey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

              I purchased the Canon D30 right before I went on vacation. I receieved it the next day which makes shopping at B&H a stress free experience. Although I only used it in 15' deep water, I feel confident this camera would be ideal for light scuba diving.

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              • No

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              (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for SCUBA

              By Tom J

              from Boulder, Colorado

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Underwater

                Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

                We took this camera to the Cayman Islands. We took it on numerous dives on all three islands there. If you set the white balance on the sand where you want to get the shot, the photos are fantastic. We took the camera to 80 feet deep. The buttons are very easy to see and use while underwater. The underwater macro mode was best all of the time in the water. The one downside is that if you take a lot of video, then the batteries don't last two dives. But if you pick and chose where you video, then there is no problem.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice camera

                By Yearbook

                from Frisco, Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Battery Life
                • Great Resolution
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Needs Sunset Exposure Mod

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

                I bought this to replace my D10, which died on the beach in FLorida after about 5 years of use. I thought the D10 was the best point and shot I have owned. I decided to go with the D30 because the D10 version I had isn't available any more and I liked the idea of the GPS and greater depth ability of the D30. B&H shipped new camera to beach house within 2 days, so I was able to get beach and under water photos on my vacation and I didn't have to expose my D7 SLR to the sand. I am dissapointed that canon has fewer exposure modes on the D30 and new D20 than my old D10. I thought the sunset mode was the greatest thing. Last time I was in Hawaii I got better sunset shots with my old D10 than my D7 SLR. I'm not sure if the Smart auto feature will recognize the situation and give a good sunset exposure or not. I have only used it a little more than 2 weeks, but I think the D30 is a great camera for the beach (except it needs a sunset mode).I have not used the smart shutter or fish eye effects yet, but they sound interesting

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Camera

                By Photographer

                from DFW Texas

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue):

                This camera works great. Easy to use. Push of a botton and video is ready. Very small and travels well. I wish the zoom was better.

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                • No

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