Canon’s rugged PowerShot D30
Canon Middle East put the newly-launched, rugged and waterproof PowerShot D30 through its paces at an experiential activity in Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. Designed for adventure, the PowerShot D30 is ideal for daring adrenaline seekers – capable of shooting underwater action at unrivalled depths as low as 25m – with superior image quality, giving striking natural colours even in low-light conditions.
Photography enthusiasts put the camera to the test at Yas Waterworld, home to five world-first rides, including the newly-improved Best New Water Ride in the World 2013, Dawwama. In addition, the waterpark also plays host to a unique pearl diving experience, which offers guests the chance to dive to the depths of an underwater tank in a quest to collect three oysters, in an adventure reminiscent of Emirati pearl diving.
Stunning results with Canon image quality
At the heart of the camera 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.
This point and shoot camera 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 camera[ii], 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
The PowerShot D30 features 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, the camera’s 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.
Built to track and share your stories
Your memories and adventures are easy to track and share with the new PowerShot model. The camera can also log and tag the location where you captured each image or movie using GPS. The PowerShot D30 has a dedicated GPS unit 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.