Canon Media Storage M80 and Canon Media Storage M30

September 27, 2006 | Mark Goldstein | Digital | 13 Comments | |

Canon Media Storage M80Canon UK Press Release

Canon today launches the portable devices, designed with EOS and other digital photographers in mind. The Canon Media Storage M30 and Canon Media Storage M80 devices feature a large ultra-bright 3.7” TFT screen with 160º viewing angle for image and video review, and a 30Gb/80Gb hard disk to store digital images, movie and sound files of various file formats. Both the Canon Media Storage M30 and Canon Media Storage M80 feature a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and slots for CF and SD cards. With their tough, robust magnesium alloy bodies and intuitive navigation familiar to EOS owners, the devices add an important link to the workflow chain of professional photojournalists and photographers on location, outdoor and expedition shoots. The Canon Media Storage M30 and Canon Media Storage M80 are also expected to be popular with the increasing body of every-day photographers looking for new ways to store and display favourite shots and extend storage capacity whilst away from the computer.

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The Media Storage M30 and M80 feature:
• 30/80 Gb hard disk
• 3.7” ultra-bright TFT screen with 160º viewing angle
• CF and SD card reader
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection
• Support for multiple image, video and sound file formats, including Canon RAW, MPEG, MP3 and WAV.
• Extended PictBridge functionality
• 4 – 8 digit image file password protection
• 1/8” audio-out headphone jack

“This is the EOS accessory many Canon professionals have been asking us for,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “As well as extending pro photographer back-up and storage capacity, there is no doubt the units will appeal to amateur photographers looking for more flexible, enjoyable and portable alternatives to the traditional photo album.”

Multi-media versatility
In addition to the capacity to store Canon RAW and JPEG images, the Media Storage M30 and M80 units can also store and display / playback a variety of multi-media files. A headphone jack is provided for audio playback of MPEG as well as WAV and MP3 files.

Reliability and security
Designed for professional use, the units are robust, reliable and secure. The 1.8” HDD is chosen for its stability and superior protection features and both units are protected with a tough, rugged magnesium alloy outer casing. To avoid corruption, files are validated during upload from memory card. To prevent unauthorised access, images and other files can be protected with an up to 8 digit password.

Battery convenience
For EOS photographer convenience, the units take the BP 511A battery used in various EOS models including the EOS 5D, EOS 20D and EOS 30D, as well as professional products such as the WFT E1 Wireless File Transmitter

Canon Media Storage M80

Canon Media Storage M80

Canon Media Storage M80

Canon Media Storage M80

Canon Media Storage M80

Canon Media Storage M80

Canon Media Storage M80

Canon Media Storage M80

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#1 Joseph

Might you know of any retailer in USA or Overseas that might have this Canon M30 for sale now? Thanks - Joseph :)

12:43 pm - Sunday, January 7, 2007

#2 mike hill


I was wondering when this device will go on sale and where i can purchase it from

1:42 am - Wednesday, January 17, 2007

#3 Mark Goldstein

(Posted on behalf of Joseph Stanski)

Good Afternoon,
Thank you so much for the review data on Canon's Media Storage M80 and Canon Media Storage M30 - It was Great! Now can you tell be exactly where I might purchase it. Thanks so much and continue with such great reviews. Joseph :)

4:39 pm - Friday, January 19, 2007

#4 Harley Wu

When would the Canon Media Storage M80 can be released to the market in Australia ^_^

3:48 pm - Saturday, February 24, 2007

#5 Yarbz

I am beginning to think this is just some pot of gold at the end of a rainbow... where is it??? Anywhere?

New Britain, CT, USA

5:53 pm - Friday, April 6, 2007

#6 Henrik


If you surf the net you wont find anything about an release date:-(

/regards, Henrik

2:54 pm - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

#7 Jeff Brookes

I think have had to go back to the drawing board with the M80/M30, due possibly to the Epson P5000 just blowing it out of the water.
I too have been waiting for this item from Canon, but the Epson seems to have the edge in screen size, capacity, spec. & I suspect price

10:40 pm - Thursday, April 26, 2007

#8 Bigglesinc

From canon UK website "Media Storage M80 - JUN 07"

10:15 pm - Friday, June 1, 2007

#9 Jim Canon

Unfortunately, it is not due for release in the US. Heaven knows why.

5:46 pm - Monday, October 1, 2007

#10 Harley Wu

my lord; what are we waiting for?

4:24 pm - Tuesday, October 2, 2007

#11 James

I own a Canon M80 and an Epson P5000. The Epson is far better (better software, better screen, better battery life).

9:29 pm - Wednesday, July 2, 2008

#12 Wedding Photographer

Wow I'm really lokin fro great storage stuff on the fly. I'm looking for a the best in the market. I believe that is suberb for myCanon gear.

10:17 am - Sunday, July 26, 2009

#13 James

I have just bought the M80 off eBay and its wicked! just one minor problem, I cannot find a copy of the manual anywhere, does anyone know where there are any links that I could download a copy????

3:52 pm - Wednesday, April 11, 2012