Summary: I've have a 20d for several years and the improvements the 30d brought to the table I wanted so bad for so many years...larger screen, more snaps. This is a pro camera. Any one who has a good prime Canon Lens or the 55-250 zoom lens or the marvelous 40mm 2.8 pancake, get this body. My Lord, for around 200 bucks you can get the greatest Canon lens for the money on this earth.
Summary: Camera has only around 8MP, but still is capable of good pictures. While it doesn't compare to newer models like the 60D (which I now own as well), it's great for the price conscious buyer and can definitely get the job done. The auto focus isn't as advanced, lacks live view, and can't take as many super fast consecutive shots as new models, but for most purposes and for the reduced price, this isn't a big deal.
Excerpt: Love this camera! I am not at all tech savvy but I always have the best pictures when I use this camera. My husband uses it the most and gets the most amazing pictures of our kids in their sporting events. He loves the ability to get an action sequence with the rapid shutter speed. He can catch the kids in action and show them what they need to improve on or just get that picture that we used to miss!
The 30D is made for the novice to use, with options the pros use
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I am not a camera guy, but I wanted a good camera and I knew Canon was a great company. A point and shoot would be easy, but I wanted the versatility to try different things and customize my exposures, so I figured I had to go SLR. I got my Canon and the autofocus, and the auto exposure control options let me use it right out of the box. My pictures were awesome. I read the handbook to know how to change settings for things like fast motion (sports), and those...
Excerpt: I received this camera as a gift and found it to be difficult in the beginning to learn all of the bells and whistles, but that was totally ME and not the camera. It is actually very easy to learn to use. (Hint: reading the manual is a big help, and highly recommended!) It was my only camera for a year or so, and trust me, I was HARD on this camera, and used it daily. It held up though and I maintained it good with cleaning and carefully storing it when not using it.
If you are wanting professional photographs...this is the camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This camera is a dream camera. You are guaranteed beautiful shots everytime you pull it out. It doesn't take time to learn what all this camera can do. It is a heavy camera, so it is not one you can throw in your purse, however you have the camera you need take the shot you see. This camera has an adjustable and/or interchangeable lense, so you can take shots further off than normal. You can also change out the flash for photographs taken further away. This camera...
Excerpt: I purchased the Canon 30D almost a year ago and use it almost everyday. This is a great mid-priced SLR that will make you happy you bought it. If you are just getting started the auto feature produces sharp pictures. If you are a little more savvy the programmable settings are easy to understand and use. The auto focus is quick even in low light.
Excerpt: I purchased the 30D just over a year ago, when I upgraded from the Rebel XT. I have nothing negative to say regarding the 30D. It is easy to learn and use. I highly recommend buying the field guide when you purchase this camera. It goes into more depth of the ins and outs of the camera than the user guide that accompanies the camera.
Great Canon EOS digital camera...really gets the job done!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I totally love this camera! The Canon EOS digital camera is all around amazing and it really gets the job done! I love taking it on road trips for long distance shots, and scenery shots, and It was very helpful when I needed to shoot portraits for my friends while publishing our yearbook. If you ever need a camera, this is a good one. I was given to me as a gift, so I have not had time to review others, but this is a good camera.