|Canon EOS 30D Specifications|
|Type||Digital AF/AE SLR, with built-in flash|
|Recording Media||Type I or II CF card|
|Image Sensor Size||22.5 x 15.0mm|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF mount|
|Compatible Lenses||Canon EF lenses, Canon EF-S lenses|
|Max Resolution||3504 x 2336 pixels|
|Effective Pixels||8.2 million|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||144 x 106 x 74mm (5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9")|
|Weight (incl. battery)||784g (27.7oz)|
Canon’s EOS 30D may be little more than an evolutionary step forward, but it’s crucial to remember it improves upon a camera which most agreed was already excellent. While it may have been more honest to describe it as a 20D Mark II, the 30D remains a great camera which is enjoyable and rewarding to use.
I've been shooting with an EOS 20D since it was introduced in the fall of 2004 and I've been very happy with it. I expected the EOS 30D to be essentially the same and in many ways it is, though I have to admit that it is a nicer camera to use.
Many serious amateurs and professionals will be choosing this body as their primary camera. Many others will be choosing the 30D as their backup camera (I am a member of this group).