Canon - PowerShot D30 able to dive to depths of 25 meters

Canon is going to release the rugged compact digital camera PowerShot D30 for about ¥31,800 on March 13.

PowerShot D30 has waterproof protection that works at 25 meters below the surface of the sea and is shockproof up to 2 meters. It supports GPS functions, but not Wi-Fi.

It features an effective 12.1MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, optical 5X lens that covers a focal distance of 28 to 140mm (35mm equivalent), wide-open aperture F3.9-F4.8, ISO 100-3200, and 3 inch TFT LCD monitor (0.46M dots).

  • Size: W109.4×D27.5×H68mm
  • Wight: 218g including the battery and memory card
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