Canon D30 Landscape Photography Score
Canon D30 has a score of 23
for Landscape Photography which makes it a POOR
candidate for this type of photography. If Landscape Photography is important for you, we strongly recommend you to consider the Alternative cameras listed at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Canon D30 Review
Canon D30 Landscape Photography Detailed Analysis
Manual Focus Mode
With the manual focus mode, you can make fine adjustments to have the perfect focus. Built-in GPS
Landscape photographers frequently turn back to a point where they had shoot a specific shot in different weather and light conditions. Recording these locations via GPS will help you find the exact spot later easier. 28 mm - Good Wide Angle Coverage
Even though there are very good examples of landscapes photos taken with tele lenses, most of the landscape photos are taken with wide angle lenses. Environmental Sealings
Landscape photographs are taken outdoors and you should be prepared for all kind of weather conditions.
Average Resolution Sensor: 12.0MP
Canon D30's 12.0MP resolution is not ideal for landscape photography but you can still achieve large prints with good framing and technique.
No Manual Exposure Mode
A correct exposure of a landscape shot is very important. Even though modern digital cameras features advanced algorithms to calculate the right exposure, they still may fail some difficult conditions. Lack of manual exposure mode in these conditions means lot of shadow and highlight clipping. No RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree. Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
Canon D30's small sensor struggles in low light situations compared to larger sensors.
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