Summary: This camera was the best investment in my photography that I could have imagined. Without the cost and concern of film and processing, I was free to make as many photos as I wanted, and to adjust the settings to learn about the effect of such control.
Summary: You need to take a lot of pictures to become a better photographer, and you need to learn from the pictures that you take. You get immediate feedback from this camera. I've owned mine now for over a year and I can see the vast improvement in my abilities.
5000 pictures and I am still wanting another D-30 camera
Lavar H. Riniker "LHR", Amazon
25 November 2002
Summary: I purchased a D-30 from Amazon last year and I previously had been using a Digital Nikon. The improvement was monumental in all aspects. I subsequently drowned my camera, and I am getting ready to repurchase another D30. They are not ready for water yet?
Summary: I recently moved into the prosumer level of digital. The Canon D30 has proven to be an awesome camera. There maybe better (D60), but if you are serious about digital, the D30 has to be one of the best cameras for the price.
Summary: A wonderful choice for advanced amateurs, especially those who already have EOS lenses and flashes. The resolution is high enough for any consumer application, and the firmware updates from Canon solve many earlier glitches.
Summary: I used it at my school once, but I did not find it worth the steep price tag. I would reccommend sticking with a cheaper megapixel camera which has the same photo quality, though it may lack the bells and whistles.
Summary: Wow! This camera makes photography fun! I am by no means a professional photographer, but I do take a lot of pictures and try my best to compose, light, and develop good shots. This camera makes it very easy to experiment with different types of conditions on the fly.
Summary: As an amateur in the field, the feedback from the Canon EOS D30 makes the learning curve easier than any flight of imagination. Seeing the cause-effect result immediately makes all my efforts at composition and experimentation with light & focus worthwile - plus saving an enormous amount on film...
Summary: I took this with me recently to Australia and shot landscapes as well as others, and the pictures came out better than the film cameras I have used recently, plus you don't need a scanner. This camera works great, a must have for semi-pros. Pros, wait for the new 1D.
Summary: This camera is too expensive. It is only 3.3 Megapixels and costs about ($). For that price you could buy 3 Nikon Coolpix 5000 or Minolta Dimage 7 cameras (both which are 5 Megapixel cameras). I can't think of any reason to pay this much for this camera...