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Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR Camera

Posted by David  •  Dec 9th, 2006 11:57:12 pm - Subscribe | Mood: excited | Music: The Delfonics - Didnt I

Today Priscilla and I purchased a Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR Camera as an early Christmas present. What made things great is 0% interest for 18 months on our Best Buy card, plus we recieved 10% off the accessories.

Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR Camera

KIT: EF-S 18-55
  • Digital Camera EOS 30D
  • Zoom Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Wide Strap EW-100DGR
  • Battery Charger CG-580
  • Battery Pack BP-511A
  • Interface Cable VC-100
  • Software CD-ROM

    Technical Specs
  • Resolution options: 3504x2336, 2544x1696 or 1728x1152
  • Color Depth: 24 bit (16.7 million colors)
  • Minimum Field Size: 0.87 inches wide (lens at 1:1)
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Capture Chip Size: 22.5mm x15.0mm
  • Memory Card Type: CF (I & II)
  • Image Format: JPG, RAW, RAW+JPG
  • Image Size: ~24MB at max. res.
  • File Size: ~3.6MB at max. res.

    Accessories Purchased
  • Digipower Replacement Battery for Canon BP-511
  • 1 GIG SanDisk Ultra 2 1.0GB

    A First Picture with my Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR Camera

  • Tulip Picture
  • Blue Tulip Picture

    Well anyways, I plan on using this camera to take pictures of family, friends, and architecture around San Antonio.

    External Links
  • David Polanco on Flickr
  • Canon EOS 30D Official Website
  • Canon 30D Reviewed at Dpreview

    Comments 4  •  Dec 9th, 2006 11:57:12 pm - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment

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    mdeleon Says:
    December 10th, 2006

    David, congrats on the purchase. I've had my eye on the Digital SLR's for quite some time and I like Canon's the best. I've been looking at the Digital Rebel 350D, not as high end as yours, but I really do like what Canon is doing with DSLR's. I've been thinking of putting my Minolta Maxxum 35mm SLR and telephoto lens up on eBay or something since I use my point-and shoot digital a lot more now and I could put that cash towards a DSLR. I also like the Lowepro bags. I bought a small one for my Canon Powershot. I'll definitley be keeping an eye on your flickr page more to see some more of your photos.


    david Says:
    December 10th, 2006

    Michael I woiuld recommend that you act now since all these rebates are out, and no interest payments. Seriously this camera is beyond the tulip picture I took above, in the full res. you can see pollen on the flowers pistil & stigma.


    mdeleon Says:
    December 10th, 2006

    I just dropped like $1300 on my macbook and a backpack for it that should be coming in next week so now would be out of the question, but maybe in a few months especially if I can sell my Maxxum. By the way, you might wanna check out Adobe Lightroom for managing your digital photos. I know there are things like Picassa, but I tried the Lightroom beta and liked it a lot. Not as much as Aperture on the mac end, but it is definitely a cool app and it's still in beta:

    I'd love to see the full-res tulip photo if you can send it to me through dropload or yousendit sometime. Have fun and looking forward to seeing your pics.


    david Says:
    December 10th, 2006

    Awesome man, I just installed lightroom not bad to view images. Picassa had an nice interface, but was rather hard to navigate.

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