Canon PowerShot D30 – 12.1MP Rugged Compact Digital Camera

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this camera has advanced underwater performance down to 25 m with the tough and reliable PowerShot D30. Ideal for every outdoor adventure it features HS System for superb shots and GPS to track the thrills.


  • Compact and tough digital camera for active outdoor adventures
  • Go deeper underwater – waterproof down to 25 m, shockproof up to 2 m drops, freezeproof (-10 °C) and dustproof
  • Beautiful results even in low light with 12.1 Megapixel HS System
  • 28mm, 5x optical zoom with Intelligent IS
  • Superb aquatic shots with Underwater mode and Custom White Balance
  • GPS to tag your shots and log your journey
  • Easy viewing in bright light using large 7.5 cm (3.0″) PureColor II LCD with Sunlight LCD mode
  • Full HD movies (1080p) with optical zoom and HDMI
  • Simply point and shoot with Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • More ways to capture action with Movie Digest and Super Slow Motion Movie

Rugged camera – advanced waterproof performance

This compact and tough digital camera offers leading waterproof performance that lets you shoot underwater down to 25 m. Constructed for harsh conditions, the PowerShot D30 is also shockproof to drops from up to 2 m, freezeproof for using it in temperatures as low as -10 °C and is fully protected from dust – so it’s ideal for the most extreme outdoor activities, from snowboarding to SCUBA diving. It’s also ‘childproof’ and can withstand the rough handling that children might subject it to on family adventures.

28mm, 5x optical zoom, Intelligent IS

Shoot panoramic landscapes and great group shots with 28mm wide-angle and use the 5x optical zoom to get closer. Intelligent IS keeps photos and videos sharp and detailed even on the move, at full zoom or in low light, automatically adjusting the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 7 modes.

7.5 cm (3.0″) PureColor II LCD with Sunlight mode

Enjoy excellent visibility whether you’re in bright sunshine or underwater using the large 460k dot LCD screen. For enhanced clarity in very bright conditions, Sunlight Mode activates a stronger LED backlight for maximum brightness. Active display with Tap Control offers comfortable reviewing of images even when wearing gloves.

Full HD movies

Use the movie button to instantly record Full HD (1080p) movies with optical zoom, while Intelligent IS keeps footage steady. Enjoy high quality playback on an HDTV via the HDMI port.

Superb underwater shots

Capture great shots under any light with HS System – an exclusive combination of a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a powerful DIGIC 4 processor. HS System excels in low light – typical of underwater environments – while Underwater mode and Custom White Balance allow you to quickly adjust to the natural colours at depth, so it’s easier to capture the real aquatic atmosphere. Use Underwater Macro for sharp, clear close ups of marine life.


GPS tags the location of your photos and videos while the Logger function keeps track of your journey. Use the Map Utility software to pinpoint shooting locations and to share them with friends.

Special movie modes

Enjoy more ways to capture the action. Movie Digest records up to 4-seconds of action before each still shot, joining the day’s clips into a bonus HD movie. Slow down fast movement with Super Slow Motion Movie.

Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Type: 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1M
  • Colour Filter Type: Primary Colour

Image Processor

  • Type: DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology



  • Focal Length: 5.0 – 25.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)
  • Zoom: Optical 5x, Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom). Combined Approx. 20x
  • Maximum f/number: f/3.9 – f/4.8
  • Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups (2 UD lenses, 3 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lenses)
  • Image Stabilisation: Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 1.5-stop. Intelligent IS


  • Type: TTL
  • AF System/ Points: AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
  • AF Modes: Single, Continuous (only available in Auto mode), Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF, Underwater Macro, Quick
  • AF Point Selection: Size (Normal, Small)
  • AF Lock: Yes
  • AF Assist Beam: Yes
  • Manual Focus: Yes
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

Exposure Control

  • Metering modes: Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
  • AE Lock: Yes
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments., Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
  • ISO sensitivity: AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200


  • Speed: 1 – 1/1600 sec. (factory default), 15 – 1/1600 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

  • Type: TTL
  • Settings: Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom

Colour Matrix

  • Type: sRGB

LCD Monitor

  • Monitor: 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II LCD (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots
  • Coverage: Approx. 100%
  • Brightness: Adjustable to one of five levels. Sunlight LCD mode.


  • Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
  • Slow Sync Speed: Yes. Fastest speed 1/1600 sec.
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
  • Flash Exposure Lock: Yes
  • Built-in Flash Range: 30 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 3.0 m (T)


  • Modes: Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0 MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Underwater Macro, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist
  • Modes in Movie: Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
  • Photo Effects: My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red)
  • Drive modes: Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
  • Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec.(until memory card becomes full)

Recording Pixels / Compression

  • Image Size: 4:3 – (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, 16:9 – (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360, 3:2 – (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424, 1:1 – (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480, Resize in playback (M2, S, XS), *XS is half the length and width of S
  • Compression: Fine
  • Movies: (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps, Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps, Movie Digest (L) 30fps, iFrame Movie (HD) 30fps
  • Movie Length: (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec., (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour

File Types

  • Still Image Type: JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • Movies: MOV [Video:MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM (monaural)]
  • GPS Log: LOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant]

Direct Print

  • Canon Printers: Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
  • PictBridge: Yes

Other Features

  • GPS: Yes GPS tagging, GPS Logger, automatic time update. (GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.)
  • Red-Eye Correction: Yes, during shooting and playback
  • My Camera / My Menu: Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
  • My Category: Image tagging feature
  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor: Yes
  • Histogram: Yes
  • Playback zoom: Approx. 2x – 10x
  • Self Timer: Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
  • Menu Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian,Indonesian, Vietnamese


  • Computer: Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
  • Other: HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

Memory Card

  • Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Supported Operating System

  • PC & Macintosh: Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3, Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9


  • Browsing & Printing: ImageBrowser EX
  • Other: PhotoStitch, Map Utility

Power Source

  • Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
  • Battery life: Approx. 300 shots (Measured with GPS features off), Approx. 300 min. playback, More than 48 hours using only GPS Logger
  • A/C Power Supply: Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40


  • Cases / Straps: Neoprene Case SC-DC80, Travel Case DCC-2500, Silicone Jacket SJ-DC1, Float FT-DC1
  • Flash: Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers: AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
  • Other: Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100, Interface cable IFC-400PCU

Physical Specifications

  • Operating Environment: -10 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity, Waterproof to 25m (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating IPX8 equivalent), Dustproof (IEC/JIS IP Protection Rating IP6X equivalent), Shockproof to 2.0m drop (MIL Standard 810F Method 516.5)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 109.4 x 68.0 x 27.5 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 218 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)