LCD and Viewfinder
Canon D30 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
D30 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Canon D30 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec . Unfortunately D30 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon D30 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Canon D30, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 24p fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon D30 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. D30 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon D30 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon D30 is powered by NB-6LH battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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Current Lowest price for Canon D30 is $299.00