Canon PowerShot D30

February 12, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment |

Canon today announced its newest rugged camera, the PowerShot D30. Waterproof to depths of up to 25m, shockproof for drops of up to 2.0m and freezeproof down to -10 °C, the CanonPowerShot D30 utilises a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 28-140mm equivalent lens, as well as an on-board GPS module. Its special underwater shooting mode and the easily accessible Custom White Balance function allow you to quickly adjust settings for natural colours when submerged. In addition to capturing twelve-megapixel stills, the Canon PowerShot D30 can also record Full HD videos at the touch of a dedicated movie record button. A bright 3", 460k-dot LCD screen with Sunlight LCD mode rounds off the features list. The Canon PowerShot D30 will be available from April 2014 at a suggested retail price of £299.00/€349.00/$329.99.

In addition to the PowerShot D30, Canon has also announced the UK availability of its PowerShot S200, a 10-megapixel camera that has been on sale in a number of overseas markets since last autumn. The Canon PowerShot S200 offers a CCD imager, 24-120mm (eq.) f/2-5.9 lens and Wi-Fi connectivity for £279/€329. In the United Kingdom the S200 will be available from May 2014.

Canon Press Release

Dive deeper into photography with Canon’s rugged PowerShot D30 and the pocketable PowerShot S200

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland , 12 February 2014 – Canon today adds to its PowerShot range with two new compact cameras – the rugged and waterproof PowerShot D30, and the PowerShot S200, an addition to the acclaimed PowerShot S-series line. Designed for adventure, the PowerShot D30 is ideal for daring adrenaline seekers – capable of shooting underwater action at unrivalled depths as low as 25m¹ – with superior image quality, giving striking natural colours even in low-light conditions. The PowerShot S200 is true to the PowerShot S-series’ heritage, delivering stunning image quality and easy access to manual settings in a modern, pocketable design – with a host of creative features for those seeking their next step in photography.

Stunning results with Canon image quality 
At the heart of both cameras lies Canon’s HS System, a strong core which combines a high-sensitivity sensor and DIGIC image processor for high-quality performance, providing excellent images in low-light situations. The PowerShot D30 utilises a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a 28mm wide-angle, 5x zoom Canon lens, helping you capture the beauty of the sea in amazing detail. The PowerShot S200’s ultra-wide angle bright f/2.0 lens, combined with a higher sensitivity 10.1 Megapixel CCD sensor, provides great flexibility to capture creatively in challenging situations.

Both cameras use an optical Image Stabilizer to deliver crisp and clear shots and include Intelligent IS technology to automatically apply the most suitable form of stabilisation for a range of scenes and settings.

Ready for your next adventure: PowerShot D30 
Built to brave the depths, the rugged PowerShot D30 is the world’s deepest waterproof compact camera², delivering Canon image quality at depths as low as 25 metres. Always ready for adventure, it’s shockproof for drops of up to 2.0m, freeze proof to -10 °C and dustproof – making it equally ideal for a snow trek, rock-climbing, or underwater explorations. With a durable body that’s both slim and lightweight, you can throw the PowerShot D30 into a rucksack full of gear with confidence, knowing you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time.

Ideal for life at sea, the versatile PowerShot D30 also gives outstanding realism during subaquatic shooting. Both the special underwater shooting mode and the easily accessible Custom White Balance function allow you to quickly adjust settings for natural colours when submerged, whether you’re exploring an undiscovered cave or the bright and vibrant life of a coral reef.

Movies of unmissable moments 
Both the PowerShot D30 and PowerShot S200 feature a dedicated Movie Record button – perfect for when you’re completely absorbed in the moment and you don’t want to miss anything.  Highly effective image stabilisation provided by Intelligent IS in movie recording lets you capture high octane action of your adventures with sharper and steadier footage – ideal for mountain biking or skiing.

Creative control at your fingertips 
To make shooting as simple as it can be, both cameras feature Canon’s Smart Auto technology, which detects a minimum of 32 different scenes and applies the best combination of camera settings so you don’t have to. Experiment with your photos and establish your own style with the ISO range adjustment via the PowerShot S-series’ iconic Lens Control Ring, while Full Manual control lets you capture your own unique images in practically any situation.

Even when you’re in the middle of the action, you can frame the scene perfectly with the cameras’ rear display. A glance at the PowerShot D30’s bright and vibrant 7.5 cm (3.0”) 460,000 dot PureColor II LCD screen, with Sunlight LCD mode, helps you to shoot and review your shots - even in the glare of bright sunshine. The PowerShot S200’s PureColor II G screen features a tempered glass layer, ensuring enhanced durability and clarity when shooting and reviewing your images and movies.

Built to track and share your stories
Your memories and adventures are easy to track and share with the new PowerShot models. The PowerShot S200’s integrated Wi-Fi gives you the opportunity to not only share your favourite shots on social networks, but also to conveniently back up your images to cloud services, including Flickr and Google Drive™.

Both cameras can also log and tag the location where you captured each image or movie using GPS. The PowerShot D30 has a dedicated GPS unit, and the PowerShot S200 GPS via Mobile mode works with your smartphone to tag locations. You can then quickly and easily share your new location discoveries with friends and family using the supplied Map Utility software as well as via Google Earth.  The PowerShot D30’s low energy consumption GPS logger can also track your path as you shoot every new discovery.

PowerShot D30 Key features:

Rugged compact camera

Waterproof down to 25 m

12.1 MP HS System, underwater functions

28mm, 5x optical zoom; Intelligent IS


7.5 cm (3.0") LCD with Sunlight mode

Full HD movies

Smart Auto (32 scenes)

Movie Digest, Super Slow Motion Movie

PowerShot S200 Key features:

Bright f/2 lens and HS System with DIGIC 5

24mm ultra-wide 5x zoom lens & Intelligent IS

High-quality 10.1 Megapixel images

Lens Control Ring and manual modes

Connect and share with Wi-Fi

Large 7.5cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD

Smart Auto and HD movies

Live View Control and Creative Filters

Pricing and availability

PowerShot D30 is available from April 2014 with an SRP of £299/€349

PowerShot S200 is available from May 2014 with an SRP of £279/€329

¹Correct as of January 2014  
²Correct as of January 2014 / Without additional accessories required 

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