Canon has unveiled a class-leading waterproof camera, called PowerShot D30, that can withstand depths down to 25 meters / 82-feet.
After introducing a low-end DSLR camera and a high-end compact shooter, Canon is back with another announcement. The Canon PowerShot D30 is now official, a few hours after the rumor mill has leaked its photo, confirming the fact that it can submerge to 25-meters / 82-feet depths.
Canon announces camera that is waterproof down to depths of 25-meters / 82-feet
Canon PowerShot D30 is a rugged camera. The company has revealed that it is aimed at photographers who want a sturdy shooter that captures beautiful photos for use when embarking on their adventures.
The company says that the 25-meter / 82-feet waterproof rating is the best in its class. It will allow users to submerge and capture images at the same time at great depths without the need for a special housing or case.
Even if you are afraid of the water and prefer other types of adventures, then the Canon PowerShot D30 will have you covered. It withstands temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius / 14 degrees Fahrenheit and maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius / 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Furthermore, it is shockproof to drops from 2-meter / 6.5-feet heights, meaning that you can take it anywhere, anytime with you.
Canon PowerShot D30 features built-in GPS, says “no” to WiFi
On the photography-related side, the Canon PowerShot D30 is packing some interesting features, such as a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor.
The compact camera also sports a Smart Auto mode that “intelligently selects” the best exposure settings depending on the conditions. Additionally, the built-in Image Stabilization technology supports six modes, each optimized for different types of shooting.
The back of the new D30 is dominated by a 3-inch LCD screen that sports a Sunlight mode. When activated, it changes the display’s settings to suit usage in bright sunlight conditions.
Being the “perfect” travel companion, Canon PowerShot D30 features built-in GPS, but no WiFi. The former allows users to geo-tag their photos, while the absence of the latter is rather surprising.
Class-leading Canon D30 waterproof camera to be released in April
Canon has revealed that this compact camera sports a 5x optical zoom lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 28-140mm. The maximum aperture will go back and forth between f/3.9 and f/4.8, depending on the selected focal length.
Additionally, the Canon PowerShot D30 records 1920 x 1080 videos at 30 frames per second.
The company will release the device sometime in April for a price of $329.99 only in a blue color.