Canon`s New 8.2-Megapixel EOS 30D The Versatile High
19/F., The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Telephone No. : (852) 2170 2828 Facsimile : (852) 2723 9684 website : www.canon.com.hk shop-canon : www.shop-canon.com.hk [Immediate Release] March 10, 2006 Canon’s New 8.2-Megapixel EOS 30D The Versatile High Performance Digital SLR Canon introduces the release of EOS 30D, a highly versatile 8.2-megapixel digital SLR that is the widely anticipated successor to the Canon EOS 20D. Incorporating many of the features that made the original so successful, EOS 30D has been updated with a timely technology refresh and enhancements to many features. Developed as an allrounded solution for professional digital photographers, such as studio or press photographers, and advanced amateurs looking to upgrade to a more powerful digital SLR, EOS 30D is suitable for a wide variety of shooting situations. Photographers will appreciate and value how the complete EOS system of lenses and accessories expand their imaging options, covering every conceivable requirement and meeting their every need. EOS 30D features an 8.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon’s advanced DIGIC II imaging processor and an optical low pass filter in a 3-layer configuration for superb, professional-quality imaging. Other features have either been upgraded or improved, including the tougher, more durable shutter that is now rated to 100,000 cycles,0.15sec start-up time and a shutter lag time of only 65 msec. EOS 30D is encased in a durable magnesium alloy body that ensures it withstands even the most robust field use. 8.2-Megapixel CMOS Sensor The second-generation, APS-C size, 8.2-Megapixel CMOS sensor, developed and manufactured by Canon, provides 8.2 million effective pixels (3,520 horizontal x 2,343 vertical pixels). It delivers high-quality images as noise reduction circuitry is incorporated directly on the CMOS sensor for noise-free data output. On longer exposures where there is greater likelihood of electronic noise, a settable automatic noise reduction function ensures clean, sharp night shots. Wide range of ISO speed of 100-1600 is extendable to 3200 available for shooting under different light sensitivity. DIGIC II Imaging Processor Canon’s proprietary DIGIC II imaging processor enables ultra high-speed processing and employs original Canon algorithms to produce crisp, high-resolution images with natural, lifelike colours and rich gradations of shade. In addition, DIGIC II features faster processing times, which in turn, translates to nearly instantaneous start-up times of 0.15 seconds, high continuous shooting speed of 5 fps (with a new second option of 3 fps for longer continuous shooting) and faster burst frame rate of up to 11 frames (RAW) and 30 frames (JPEG). EOS 30D is highly efficient in terms of energy consumption, thus allowing it to function for longer and snap more images on a single battery charge. Enhancements in Response to Users’ Needs In response to feedback from users of previous Canon EOS digital SLRs, a number of improvements have been incorporated into EOS 30D. A long anticipated spot-metering (3.5%) function is now available after improvements to the optical engine and the EOS 30D features 4 metering modes: Evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average, and Spotmetering. To increase its flexibility, finer ISO adjustments are now possible to suit fluctuating shooting conditions—ISO adjustments can now be made in either 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments. A high precision 9-point AF function with f/5.6 cross-shaped sensors and high-precision AF at f/2.8 (horizontal sensors) ensures rapidly taken snapshots remain sharply focussed for professional applications. In addition to that, a full range of custom functions is available for easy customisation. New Digital ‘FILM’ – Picture Style In the analog era, photographers would select the brand of film that suited their own shooting style or the subject being photographed. In the digital era, they have to rely on the image quality features and settings provided by the camera manufacturer. Some users, though, have experienced confusion about what effects these settings would have on the image. To provide better clarification, a new feature called Picture Styles combines processing parameters and color matrix settings into easy settings designed to obtain the desired effect, almost like choosing a type of film to obtain a specific result. Picture Style can be adjusted to 6 different modes including: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome. In addition to that, 3 settings in User Define are included. Users can also download new Picture Styles from the internet to EOS 30D. 2.5” LCD Screen Image playback functions have also been upgraded in the EOS 30D. Users can check their images using the 2.5” TFT screen with a 170° viewing angle. The enhanced info screen allows users to access important image information like file size, file format and even an RGB histogram. Printing & Connectivity EOS 30D is PictBridge-compatible for camera-direct printing and features USB 2.0 HiSpeed connectivity for faster file transfers. When used with a compatible Canon PictBridge printer, a full range of enhanced PictBridge functions become available such as 35-image contact sheet index printing; Exif information printing; Face-brightener function, support of additional paper sizes and many more. Trimming function is also available to make fine adjustments to size of the trimming frame. For accurate printouts, EOS 30D also comes with the ability to print using the camera’s colour characteristics without any auto correction feature by the printer. Optional Accessories & Softwares Softwares bundled together with EOS 30D include the EOS Digital Solution Disk 12.0 and Digital Photo Professional 2.1 for processing and alteration of images. Optional accessories to partner with EOS 30D include the Battery Grip (BG-E2) and data verification kit (DVK-E2) when a high level of image authentication is required. Genuine Canon EF & EF-S Lenses Canon is widely recognised as a leading manufacturer of photographic equipment with over 70 years of legacy. As such, with the use of EF mount, EOS 30D users can look forward to expanding their creative options with the full EOS system of lenses and accessories. In conjunction with its latest digital SLR release, Canon has released two new high performance lenses EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM and EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM The long awaited EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM is a medium telephoto lens targeted at professionals and advanced amateur users looking for faster auto-focus speeds. This lens features 1.8x faster auto-focus, a circular aperture and provides distance information. Part of Canon’s premium “L” series, the EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM guarantees superb image quality. EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM The other lens released is the EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, a large-aperture standard zoom lens that is also targeted at professionals and advanced amateurs. The large aperture minimises blurring combined with high-speed shutter, and is particularly effective for low-level light shooting and soft-focus shots. The incorporated Image Stabiliser (IS) operates at an equivalent of 3 shutter speed increments and effectively counteracts camera shake. The f/2.8-compatible sensor allows extremely precise auto focusing. Canon’s EOS 30D digital SLR will be available in Hong Kong on March 10th onwards with suggested retail price: EOS 30D EOS 30D Kit Set (with EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM) EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon Enquiries Hotline: 2170-2888 Website: www.canon.com.hk Retail Price (HK$) $9,880 $14,300 $18,180 (available in late March) $9,180 (available in mid-May) Specifications for EOS 30D Specifications Type Digital, SLR, AF/AE SLR with built-in flash Recording Media Type I or II CF card *Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB or larger CF Cards Image sensor size 22.5 x 15.0mm Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx. 1.6 times the marked focal length) Lens Mount Canon EF mount Imaging Element Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 8.20 megapixels Total pixels: Approx. 8.50 megapixels Aspect Ratio 3:2 Color Filter System RGB primary color filter Low-pass Filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable Recording System Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 Image type JPEG, RAW (12bit) RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Possible File size (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.6 MB (3504 x 2336 pixels) (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.8 MB (3504 x 2336 pixels) (2) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.2 MB (2544 x 1696 pixels) (3) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.1 MB (2544 x 1696 pixels) (4) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2 MB (1728 x 1152 pixels) (5) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6 MB (1728 x 1152 pixels) (5) RAW: Approx. 8.7 MB (3504 x 2336 pixels) * Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc. File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1- 3 Interface USB Port (USB 2.0 Hi Speed): For Connection to a personal computer and direct printing Video output terminal (NTSC/PAL) White Balance Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting,(Total 9 settings) Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor Color temperature Compensation White balance correction: +/-9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: +/-3 stops in full-stop increments * Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible Color temperature information transmission Provided Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentaprism Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95% Magnification Approx. 0.9x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) Eyepoint Approx. 20 mm Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 diopter Focusing screen Fixed, precision matte Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60) Viewfinder information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO Speed, AE Lock, spot metering circle, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button AutoFocus Type TTL Secondary image-registration, phase detection AF points 9 AF Points Metering range EV -0.5-18 (at 20oC, ISO 100) Focusing modes One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT) /AI Servo AF (AI SERVO) /AI Focus AF (AI FOCUS)/ Manual focusing (MF) AF point selection Automatic selection, manual selection Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel AF-assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash Effective range: Approx. 4.0m at center, approx. 3.5m at periphery Exposure Control Metering Modes 35-zone TTL full aperture metering (1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) (2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center) (3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center) (4) Center-weighted average metering Metering range EV 1-20 (at 20oC with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100) Exposure control Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperturepriority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash ISO speed Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-400 set automatically Creative Zone modes: Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to 3200 Exposure compensation Manual: +/-2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB) AEB: +/-2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments. AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved. Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes. Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter Shutter speeds 1/8,000 to 30 sec. (1/3- or 1/2-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec. Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release Self-timer 10-sec. delay Remote control Remote control with N3 type terminal Built-in Flash Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash Flash Metering ETTL II autoflash Guide No. 13 (ISO 100, in meter) Recycle Time Approx. 3 sec. Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder Flash Coverage 17mm lens angle of view FE Lock Provided Flash exposure compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments. External Speedlite EOS-dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite PC terminal Provided Zooming to match lens focal length Provided Drive System Drive modes Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec.) Continuous shooting speed High-speed: max. 5 shots per sec., Low-speed: max 3 shots per sec. Maximum burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 30 shots RAW : Approx. 11 shots RAW+JPEG(Large/Fine): Approx. 9 * Based on Canon’s testing conditions with a 512MB CF card for high-speed continuous shooting. * Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, CF card, etc. LCD Monitor Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor Monitor size 2.5 inch Pixels Approx. 230,000 Coverage Approx. 100% with respect to the effective pixels Brightness adjustment Five levels provided Interface languages 15 Image Playback Image display format Single image, shooting information, 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x - 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and jump (by 10 or 100 images, by date) Highlight warning In the shooting information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink. Histogram Brightness, RGB AF point display Enabled Image Protection and Erase Protect Single Image can be erase-protect or not. Erase One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images). Direct Print Compatible printers PictBridge, CP Direct and Bubble Jet Direct -compatible printers Printable images JPEG image compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) Easy Printing Feature Provided DPOF: Digital Print Order Format DPOF Version 1.1 compatible Direct Image Transfer Compatible images JPEG and RAW images *Images to be used for wallpaper on the personal computer screen must be JPEG images. Customization Custom Functions 19 Custom Functions with 53 settings Power Source Battery One Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512 * AC power can be supplied with ACK-E2 AC adapter kit. * With Battery Grip BG-E2, size-AA batteries can be used. Battery life [Number of shots, approx.] Temperature At 20oC At 0oC Shooting Condition No flash 50% flash use 1100 750 900 600 * The above figures apply when a fully charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used. * With Battery Grip BG-E2, size-AA batteries can be used. Battery check Automatic Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min Back-up battery One CR2016 lithium battery Startup time Approx. 0.15 sec. Dimensions & Weight Dimensions (W x H x D) 144 x 105.5 x 73.5 mm Weight 700 g (body only) Operating Environment Working temperature range 0oC- 40oC Working humidity: 85% or less • • All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards. The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.
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