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Canon EOS D30

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The Luminous Landscape
10 April 2002
  • Excerpt: This review represents a first-look, as I use the camera and become familiar with its features and capabilities. It will be updated frequently in the days ahead. Eventually it will be compiled into a full review for this site and within a month or so a more formalized version will appear in one of the major U.S. magazines.
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Canon EOS D30

PC Magazine
23 March 2002
  • Excerpt: The Canon EOS D30 ($3,500 list) sets a new price/performance ratio for interchangeable-lens digital SLRs. Although it shares a few parts with Canon's new Elan 7 film camera, the D30 was built from scratch as a digital camera, like Nikon's more expensive D1. Comparisons to the D1 are hard to avoid, because both cameras represent their maker's current lowest-priced digital SLR, and the D1 costs nearly twice as much as the D30.
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DP Review
27 February 2002
  • Conclusion: Canon really did made life difficult for themselves, they knew full well that they would be judged on success of the D30, they know how important the digital photography market has become and how a camera like the D30 could affect their reputation. An all Canon body, exposure system, electronics and imaging sensor plus the decision to use CMOS for the first time in a high resolution digital camera was a tough enough task, but to do all that at a price which would...
  • Pros: Great resolution, clean, noise-free images (even at high ISO / long exposures), Noise reduction algorithm works well, Good range of sensitivities (100 - 1600), Smooth gradients, little or no edge aberration effects (no over-sharpening), Fast reaction, good burst and buffer, Good colour balance, vivid colours (with Colour set to "High"), Good metering, RAW mode and TWAIN driver to process them (think of it as a digital negative), Remote capture software for studio work...
  • Cons: Images may seem a little "soft" to some users, increasing sharpness setting on the camera improves things and there's actually no less detail in a D30 image than any other 3 megapixel, Opening the CF door shuts the camera down, loses any buffered images, Strange hot pixels ("Weird dots") on our resolution chart shot (isolated), TWAIN driver doesn't support batch conversion of RAW files (copy to...), TWAIN driver RAW mode doesn't allow for after-shot exposure compensat...
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The Luminous Landscape
2 February 2002
  • Excerpt: The Canon EOS D30 digital SLR is one of those products that are labeled by technology pundits as an “inflection pointâ€�. I believe with the hindsight of history it will likely be seen as having pointed the camera industry in a new direction. Last year’s Nikon D1 and earlier Kodak DCS cameras were first to market, but the D30 brings to digital SLRs a combination of price-point and image quality that changes the playing field forever.
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Kipróbáltuk: Canon EOS D30

7 March 2002
  • Summary: A Canon EOS D30-as a Fujifilm és a Nikon gépekkel ellentétben nem kapott magas papucsot. Az S1 Pro-hoz hasonlóan a Canon D30-as sem a D1 trónfosztására készül, de ésszerű alternatívát kínál olyan felhasználási területekre, ahol a D1 professzionalitására nincs szükség.
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