Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue)

Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue)

Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue)

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Product Highlights

  • 12.1MP 1/2.3" HS CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 5x Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv: 28-140mm)
  • 3.0" Anti-Glare LCD Monitor
  • Depth Rating: 82'
  • Shock-proof: 6.5'/Freeze-proof: 14°F
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture
  • Built-In GPS Tracker
  • Smart AUTO with 32 Preset Shooting Modes
  • Intelligent 6-Mode Image Stabilization
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Canon D30 overview

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The blue PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera from Canon features a depth rating of 82' for beneath-the-surface exploration. Its rugged design is shock-proof to 6.5' and freeze-proof to 14°F. The camera has a 12.1MP, 1/2.3", High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, which together produce high-resolution still images and 1080p Full HD video via the dedicated movie button. The sensor and processor combine to form the Canon HS SYSTEM that helps provide excellent low-light performance. The D30 is also equipped with a 5x zoom lens featuring a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 28-140mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives.

The camera's 3.0" monitor offers a Sunlight LCD mode, which helps reduce glare for improved outdoor visibility. Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings for given situations, based on 32 predefined shooting modes--leaving you free to focus on getting your shot while the camera does the thinking. Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to give you optimal image stabilization, helping to ensure your shots are free of blur. Additionally, a built-in GPS tracker records the location and date your images were captured.

12.1MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
The 12.1MP, 1/2.3", High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor together produce high-resolution still images and 1080p Full HD video via the dedicated movie button, and also allow for fast, accurate TTL autofocus. They combine to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps provide superb performance in low-light conditions, producing images with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The sensor incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity while the DIGIC 4 Image Processor actively reduces noise, expanding the usable ISO range to a high of 3200.
Resolutions and Aspect Ratios
For still images: 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080 or 640 x 360 at 16:9; 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064 or 640 x 424 at 3:2; 4000 x 3000, 2816 x 2112, 1984 x 1488 (in low light), 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 at 4:3; 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112, 1200 x 1200 or 480 x 480 at 1:1.
5x Zoom Lens
Equipped with a 5x zoom lens for getting closer to your subject. The 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-140mm covers wide-angle to telephoto perspectives.
3.0" PureColor LCD Monitor
Sunlight LCD mode helps reduce glare for improved outdoor visibility.
Waterproof, Shock-proof and Freeze-proof
Unlock the secrets of the deep with the D30, which features a depth rating of 82'. Its durable construction also makes it shock-proof against drops from up to 6.5', and freeze-proof against temperatures as low as 14°F.
Video Recording Details
In addition to shooting Full HD 1080p video at 24 fps, the PowerShot D30 is also capable of capturing 720p HD video at 30 fps. You also have the option of recording in the Apple iFrame format, a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos and is ideal for sharing via social networking sites and emailing. Super Slow Motion Movie lets you record your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch playback in slow motion.
Smart AUTO
Intelligently selects the appropriate camera settings for given conditions, based on 32 predefined shooting situations--whether you're shooting stills or video. Automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. Focus on getting the shot you want and leave the thinking to the camera.
Movie Digest
In this mode, the camera automatically selects shooting settings for optimal quality and records up to 4 sec of video every time you capture a still image--without using the REC button. One day's worth of clips are then combined into a single video.
The camera automatically and intelligently selects the best aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.
This mode brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.
Smart Shutter
Triggers the camera to automatically take a photo when people smile, wink or get into frame.
Handheld Night Scene and Low Light Mode
With Handheld Night Scene, capture clear and steady pictures at night without the use of a tripod. Low Light mode improves image quality in a broad range of dimly lit situations.
Fisheye Effect
Play around with the Fisheye Effect option to achieve that classic wide-angle distortion without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect
Use this option to give images a miniature look, emphasizing perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the shot.
Toy Camera Effect
Enables you to simulate photos taken with toy or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Choose from three single-tone effects: black-and-white, sepia and blue.
Super Vivid, Color Accent and Color Swap
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors. Color Accent lets you choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome. The Color Swap mode allows you to replace a selected color with another that you specify, in order to create special effects.
Poster Effect
Combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Underwater and Underwater Macro
Underwater mode allows for the capture of images beneath the surface with reduced backscatter effect. Also available, Underwater Macro gives you detailed close-ups by capturing a magnified image of the subject.
Stitch Assist
Easy-to-use guidelines simplify the shooting of aligned multiple frames that can later be combined to create super-wide panoramic photos, using bundled software.
More Shooting Modes
In Snow mode, shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint. Fireworks mode creates brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks displays. Long Shutter is ideal for blurring moving subjects for artistic effect.
Intelligent IS
Canon's optical image stabilization technology, known as Intelligent IS, automatically analyzes camera movement and chooses from six different modes for optimal image stabilization, so your images will be sharp and free of blur. For stills, the system automatically selects from Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects Dynamic, Powered, Macro or Tripod mode. Normal mode corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills. When Panning mode is selected, 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 mode is effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking. Powered mode compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified. Finally, the Tripod mode ensures that the Image Stabilizer is stopped when tripod use is detected, because it is not needed and could interfere. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera worry about counteracting shake.
Photo Effects
My colors off, vivid, neutral, sepia, black & white, positive film, lighter skin, darker skin, vivid blue, vivid green, vivid red and custom color are available. Custom Color enables adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone.
Approx. 10-sec and 2-sec. delay options, as well as a custom mode offering the following: 0-15 sec in 1-sec increments; 20, 25 or 30 sec; selectable number of shots (1-10 in one-shot increments).
Built-in Flash
Auto, flash on, flash off and slow sync modes available. Recycling time is about 10 sec. or less.
A built-in GPS tracker records the location and date your images were captured. 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, which employs Google Maps and makes it fun to share the memories of your world adventures. In addition to displaying all your image capture locations on a world map, the system can also track your route from image to image. You can even create and share custom maps and personal mini-travel guides. Keep in mind that GPS tracking does not work underwater, and that in certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted.
Saves files to SD/SDHC memory cards, which are available separately.
Stills and videos: Auto rotate (automatic vertical/horizontal detection), image advance (transition effects, scroll display), rotate, favorites, smart shuffle, group playback, slideshow (repeat, interval, effect)

Still images: Single, index (4-100 thumbnails), magnification (2-10x), information display, red-eye correction, i-contrast, resize, my colors, histogram, overexposure warning

Videos: Normal playback (audio settings available in 5 levels), skip backward (approximately 4 sec), previous frame (slow motion available), next frame (slow motion available), skip forward (approximately 4 sec).
Erase Modes
Select image, select range, select all images. The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased, but protected images cannot. Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.
Direct connection to Canon SELPHY and PIXMA photo printers and PictBridge-compatible printers.
Runs on supplied NB-6LH or optional NB-6L battery pack. Optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 is also available.
Supported Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian and Vietnamese.

Canon D30 specs

Pixels Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MOV,
Audio: Linear PCM (Mono)
Max Resolution 12 MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Lens Effective Focal Length: 5.0 to 25mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28 to 140mm)
Aperture: f/3.9 (W) to f/4.8 (T)
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 4x
Intelligent Zoom: 20x
Focus Range Auto: 0.39" to Infinity / 0.99 cm to Infinity
Auto: 3.28' to Infinity / 1 m to Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.39" to 19.69" / 0.99 cm to 50.01 cm
Wide: 1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity
Telephoto: 3.28' to Infinity / 1 m to Infinity
Quick: 9.84' to / 3 m to
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 3200
Shutter 15 to 1 Second 
1 to 1/1600 Second 
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Face Detection, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Auto, Manual, Program, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Smart Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Shooting Modes Auto
Color Accent
Color Swap
Fish-Eye Effect
Handheld Night Scene
Long Exposure
Low Light
Miniature Effect
Poster Effect
Smart Shutter
Super Slow Motion Movie
Super Vivid
Toy Camera Effect
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 1.9 fps for up to Frames
Self-Timer 2, 10, 15 Sec
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Slow Sync
Built-In Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 to 11.48' / 0.30 to 3.50 m
Telephoto: 3.28 to 9.84' / 1.00 to 3.00 m
Memory Card Type SD
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 24 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps, 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
640 x 480p: 30 fps, 120 fps, 6 fps, 1.5 fps, 3 fps
320 x 240p: 240 fps
Audio Recording With Video (Mono)
Screen 3.0" LCD (461,000 Pixels)
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI C (Mini)
Waterproofing 82.0' / 25.0 m
Battery NB-6LH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 1060 mAh
AC Power Adapter ACK-DC40 (Not Included)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 2.7 x 1.1" / 10.9 x 6.9 x 2.8 cm
Weight 7.7 oz / 218.3 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 6.0 x 2.1"

Canon D30 reviews

PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera (Blue) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waterproof, as long it stays out of water. First of all, i have over $23,000.oo dollars of canon lenses and bodies for personal use. I use two lenses valued at $56,000.00 for my job.Now then, I purchase this camera as a test to compare to a GOPRO4.It lasted 3 minutes in 3 feet of fresh water. Then fogged up. Image recording was beautiful. LCD monitor sucks. Image underwater surpasses GOPRO. But you can't se it until you put on computer.I sent to CANON. it was tow months old. UNDER WARRANTY. They wanted to bill me $$for water damage to their WATERPROOF camera.After a phone call to them, they agreed to send me a refurbished camera to replace mine.Hello GOPRO. Canon, hello drawer.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Qualiy + Ease of Use! After we lost our Fuji XP50 to water intrusion after free diving to 30ft, it was time to find a camera which could handle the 20ft to 30ft range, and after reading a ton of reviews, we settled on this little gem! To keep it simple, the pic and video quality is incredible, and 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 and (knock on wood!) have had zero issues with it (and it has been underwater a lot. The shutter speed is a bit slow, but in the grand scheme of things, it's definitely not a deal breaker - we have to remember this is a compact, quality camera at a great price (especially for all that it can do, including depths to 80ft)!
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Supermacro I just returned from a two month dive trip to Bali. I brought two Nikon AW130s and two Canon D30s. The conclusions after using both cameras are quite different from my expectation before going on trip: I had previously used both here in California and thought that the Nikon was a better choice. Reference my review under Nikon AW130. However bottom line was Nikon couldn't take heavy use. Both units failed during trip. The first was flooded for no apparent reason after ten dives. The second worked for about thirty dives until suddenly the camera emitted loud buzzing noises and monitor became a scrambled mess. The two Canon D30s worked beyond expectation for entire trip and are still working after 100 or so dives. D30 is a well-known camera among dive guides in Bali, especially when used with a handheld dive light or, as in my case, an LED video light. Continuous source lighting makes this camera do supermacro on creatures as small as 2-4mm such as Costasiella. Focuses fast and accurately, and continuous lighting makes it possible to shoot bursts. You do have to have a steady grip though. Another thing that the guides taught me was that the camera controls will freeze up when the maximum depth of 25m is reached; however, the workaround is to not turn the camera on until you get to max depth and then all the controls will continue to work as long as you do not turn off the camera or allow it to auto-turn-off. I did bring the camera briefly to 40m at Menjangan Island, turned it on, and everything worked fine. You can look at macro shots with D30 on Underwater Macro Photographers group on Facebook
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great underwater camera 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. I have taken some fantastic underwater pics. My friends can't believe the quality of the photos. They have an underwater camera that cost much more and it's pictures didn't hold a candle to mine taken on my Canon.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Camera leaked I liked this camera for the first year as I took it everywhere. Unfortunately once the warranty expired the LCD screen leaked and fried the camera. The camera is now just a brick as it won't turn on and the estimated repair cost from Canon is almost 70% the cost of a new camera.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The D30 is still going strong Update to my previous review. We have taken this camera on three more dive trips and it is still going strong. The secret is to white balance while pointing at the sand or other white object at each depth of 10 or 15 feet. Another secret that is true of most cameras is holding it as still as possible when pressing the shutter.
Date published: 2015-11-24
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