Friday, June 6, 2008

Canon 30D

The 30D features a 8MP sensor with a Digic II processor.  It does not have many advantages of the 20D if you own one besides a bigger LCD, picture styles, and some other various odds and ends.

The 30D is definitely built like a camera should be.  It is very solid and features a magnesium body.  The rubberized grip is very nice and one can easily fit their hand around it.  Many consider this an upgrade from an XTi, but personally, I would not go from an XTi to a 30D.  If I were to make an upgrade from an XTi, I would go to a 40D.  The 30D's features are nice, but really the only things you get with the 30D that you don't get with the XTi is spot metering and a better build quality.  However, the XTi also has some things that the 30D doesn't have such as: 10 megapixel sensor and a self cleaning unit.  However, it might be better to start out with a 30D over an XTi.   Overall, the 30D has all of the features you would want from a camera of this type. 

Hope this helps!