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Software One of the many differences between Canon and the other manufacturers of DSLRs is the completeness, excellence and generosity of the software package Canon includes with each EOS Digital SLR. The EOS Digital Solution Disk Version 12 has the following components (in seven languages):

EOS Utility Ver.1.0 integrates and upgrades CameraWindow and EOS Capture, bringing together all the functions that involve communication with the camera. It is the gateway that allows users to download images to a computer, adjust camera settings, shoot photos remotely, monitor folders when the WFT-E1A wireless transmitter is used and even see images as they are shot. It supports automatic image transfer using the Print/Share button on the EOS 30D, as well as selectable linked display in Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser. This means that Canon EOS users can now download their images directly into Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser - a huge workflow improvement, integrated from shooting all the way to printing. EOS Utility Ver.1.0 is compatible with all EOS Digital SLRs from the EOS D30 onwards (Mac and Windows).

EOS Utility Ver. 1.0 Software configuration and linkages

EOS Utility Ver. 1.0 Software configuration and linkages

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Ver.2.1 is a high-speed RAW image viewing/editing program, using Canon's own powerful algorithms, which yield the highest quality .CR2 RAW conversions of any application, regardless of cost, and it's free. Interestingly, the current 2.1 version not only adds support for the EOS 30D but also retroactively extends support back to the EOS D6000 and EOS D2000 from 1998 with the use of specialized data conversion software that transforms the .TIF files to .CR2. (Canon added EOS D30 compatibility with DPP 2.0.) As with the latest EOS Digital SLRs, Picture Style settings can then be applied to the RAW images and a range of current image editing functions can be used. Photographers and studios who have archived images in older recording formats will welcome the opportunity to make higher quality conversions than has ever been possible. Clearly, Canon is continuing to improve its support of RAW images for a growing range of EOS DSLRs.

Some upgrades from DPP 2.0 are significant. Noise reduction on RAW conversion has been added. The online instruction book is better and more hyperlinked. A Tone Curve Assist function has been added for the automatic adjustment of failed shots. Print specification functions have been enhanced. Images can be adjusted to any size; they can be positioned anywhere in the layout; the user can enter a header or a footer and the user can enter an image title or caption text. The shooting information can also be entered in the title or caption position and printed out with the image. Contact sheet printing now permits the user to specify from 1 to 40 images per row or column. Headers or footers can be entered and image file numbers or names can also be entered.

Easy-PhotoPrint Pro (previously only JPEG compatible and separate) can now be accessed through DPP and functions within DPP so prints can be made from RAW (or TIFF or JPEG) files without conversion. This Canon-to-Canon workflow saves time and disk space and requires no additional software to make excellent, faithful prints. Forthcoming 8-color printers from Canon will even have enough gamut to handle the Adobe RGB color space, wider than sRGB. Users of current EOS DSLRs will be able to use all the new DPP features.

ZoomBrowser EXVer.5.6 (for Windows users) and ImageBrowser Ver.5.6 (for Mac users) are image viewing and editing applications that are ideal for users who shoot mostly JPEGs, as opposed to DPP which is for users who shoot mostly or entirely RAWs. Version 5.6 adds support for the EOS 30D. Workflow is integrated from downloading through printing. ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser have several image display options, RAW image processing through RAW Image Task (version 2.3 included on EOS Digital Solution Disk Ver.12), support for sRGB and Adobe RGB, panoramic image merging through PhotoStitch (version 3.1 included on EOS Digital Solution DiskVer.12), convenient image managing, JPEG editing and exporting functions. Processing algorithms are tailored to the camera, ensuring that images are processed with the same processing characteristics as those used on the camera. Third party software is unlikely to be able to do this.

CameraWindow MC (memory card) is image downloading software for use with card readers. It runs in linkage with ZB/IB, which do not support card readers directly.

PTP WIA Driver (Windows Me)/PTP TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000 and 98SE) is software for controlling communication between the camera and certain Windows computers. If the appropriate driver is not installed for these operating systems, the camera cannot communicate with the computer. No separate driver is required for Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.2-10.4 because the OS driver is used.

Direct Printing In addition to its standard PictBridge features, which are compatible with most

PictBridge-compliant printers regardless of manufacturer, the EOS 30D supports additional direct printing features exclusively when the camera is connected to a new PIXMA Pro9500 or Pro9000 desktop photo printer, which are being announced simultaneously with the EOS 30D camera. These features include the following:

• Full support for Picture Style settings: Images are printed according to the photographer's preferences for sharpening, contrast, saturation and color tone, as well as monochrome and other special effects.

• Fine adjustment of other image quality settings such as color balance, color space (including Adobe RGB), overall brightness, face brightness and microcontrast levels as well as a red-eye correction function.

• Expanded paper selection, including a range of fine art paper stocks available in a variety of sizes up to 13" x 19".

These additional direct printing features are being introduced to meet the needs of camera users who pay close attention to details and want to fine-tune their image quality to the highest possible degree. As a result, customers who purchase the EOS 30D camera together with a compatible PIXMA Pro Series printer will achieve levels of quality and convenience that are only available with this new Canon-to-Canon solution.

In previous direct printing, the colors shot by the camera were automatically corrected by the printer during printing. The user could neither print images using the camera's unmodified color characteristics nor look at a print and make fine adjustments to color tones. With an EOS 30D/ PIXMA Pro Series printer combination, a full range of print effects is now possible. Images can now be printed using the camera's color characteristics without automatic correction by the printer, a particular advantage when printing from a camera with Picture Style. When necessary, the conventional print mode with automatic correction on the printer is still selectable.

The following table shows the wide range of choices available for print optimization when using Direct Print. It lists selectable Print Effects across the top and manually adjustable print parameters in the left column.

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Off

On / Vivid

Natural

Natural M

B/W/ Cool tone/ Warm tone

Brightness

-3 - 0 - +3

-3 - 0 - +3

-3 - 0 - +3

-3 - 0 - +3

-3 - 0 - +3

Adjust levels

Off

Auto

Auto

Off/ Auto/ Manual

Off/ Auto/ Manual

[Face] Brightener

Off / On

Off / On

Off / On

Off / On

Off / On

Red-eye correction

Off / On

Off / On

Off / On

Off / On

Off / On

Contrast

0

0

0

-3 - 0 - +3

-3 - 0 - +3

Detail set.

Saturation

0

0

0

-3 - 0 - +3

0

Color tone

0

0

0

-3 - 0 - +3

0

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0, 0

0, 0

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"Off" means there is no color level control; color tones are the same as "On." With "On," color levels are adjusted automatically using Exif information. Canon's standard "Canon Digital Photo Color" is used for color tones. "Vivid" prints the blue tones of the sky and ocean and the green tones of plants more brightly. "Default" prints according to the settings of the connected printer. Without much automatic color adjustment by the printer, "Natural" prints the image with its actual colors as determined by the Picture Style setting. "Natural M" is the same as "Natural" except that one can apply all print adjustments, as shown in the table above. There are three new monochrome modes. "B/W" is neutral monochrome printing; "Cool tone" is cool, bluish monochrome printing, and "Warm tone" is warm, yellowish monochrome printing. Note that selectable printer effects may vary according to the printer in use.

In the left column, "Brightness" cleverly increases or decreases the brightness of midtones +/- 3 stops while retaining the darkest (shadow) and lightest (highlight) areas intact. With "Adjust levels," the darkest and lightest areas are specified automatically or manually, and the image can be printed to match the brightness in between the lightest and darkest areas. The "Auto" option analyzes the image automatically to detect shadows and highlights. The optimum level correction is then performed. With the "Manual" option, shadows (0-127) and highlights (128-255) are specified manually and the level correction is performed.

In backlight, the subject's face sometimes becomes dark. With the "Face Brightener" function, the difference between the brightness of the background and the brightness of the subject's face is automatically detected and the face is then lightened when printed. This feature is supported by some inkjet printers but is unsupported on CP printers.

In flash photography, red-eye is a common occurrence. The "Red-eye correction" function automatically detects and corrects this condition when the image is printed.

The print layout function was not on the EOS 20D but does appear on the EOS 30D, as well as the EOS 5D and the EOS-1D Mark II N. The options are: Print with Exif shooting information, 20-image index plus shooting information, 35-image contact sheet index and 2/4/8/9/16/20/35-image layout. These options are supported by all PictBridge-compatible PIXMA and PIXMA Pro Series photo printers announced since the second half of 2005.

20-image Print with Shooting Information

35-image Contact Sheet

Single-image Print with Shooting Information

35-image Contact Sheet

20-image Print with Shooting Information

Single-image Print with Shooting Information

Direct Image Transfer

The EOS 30D is the first EOS camera to incorporate direct image transfer to a computer. New to the EOS line are camera-side controls similar to those used on PowerShot cameras. To perform this task, an EOS 30D, a Windows or Macintosh computer with the EOS Digital Solution DiskVer.12 installed, and the USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU are required. The transmission protocol is PTP, so select [Print/PC] from the [Communication] menu. With the [Transfer order] menu item, one can specify images (JPEG or RAW) to send to a computer. (If the images were shot in RAW+JPEG mode, both RAW and JPEG will be sent, except in the case of the wallpaper option, in which case only the JPEG will be sent.)

Images are transferred to the computer when the SET button or the Print/Share button is pressed. The options are:

1 All Images- All the images on the CF card will be transferred.

1 New Images- Images not yet transferred are automatically selected and transferred.

1 DPOFTransfer Images- Images selected with the [Transfer order] menu item are transferred.

1 Select & Transfer- The image is selected individually and transferred.

1 Wallpaper- The image is transferred as wallpaper for the personal computer. The image is resized automatically to match the computer screen. The wallpaper will then appear on the computer screen immediately. Note that the image displayed as wallpaper might have a different horizontal/vertical aspect ratio from the original image.

The transferred images will be organized in folders by date. They will be stored in the [My Pictures] folder (Windows), or [Pictures] folder (Mac).

When the direct image transfer screen is displayed, the Print/Share button lights in blue during which it functions as a SET button. However, if All Images, New Images, or Select & Transfer has been set, pressing the Print/Share button will start the transfer immediately. One need not select [OK] on the confirmation screen.

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Accessories The EOS 30D uses the same accessories as the EOS 20D, as well as, of course, virtually the entire Canon EOS System. The BG-E2 Battery Grip produces 10% more available shots in combination with the EOS 30D than it does with the EOS 20D. The BG-E2 uses up to two BP-511/511A/512/514 battery packs. The optional Battery Magazine BGM-E2 allows the use of sixAA-size alkaline or Ni-MH cells instead. The grip has vertical camera operation controls which make vertical shooting easy and comfortable.

The semi-hard case is the same item used with the EOS 20D, the EH-17L. It accommodates the following lenses when mounted on the EOS 30D: EF-S 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM, EF24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM and EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM. The Wide Strap EW-100DGR is also the same strap used on the EOS 20D.

The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1A is a useful accessory for fields in which real time image transfer is needed, such as studio

Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1A

Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1A

and press photography, sports and entertainment. It allows image transfer via wired or wireless LANs compliant with IEEE 802.11 b/g and 100-BaseT Ethernet.

The Data Verification Kit DVK-E2 addresses a substantial issue in digital photography: it allows tampering with image

Data Verification Kit data to be detected. The kit is for use in fields in which high dvk-e2

levels of image authentication are required, such as press reporting, law enforcement and insurance work.

The optional Battery Charger CA-PS400 allows the user to charge two BP-511/511A/ 512/514 battery packs at the same time. The CG-580 (plugs directly into an outlet, charges BP-500 series batteries) and CB-5L (corded) are single battery chargers. (CG-580 is supplied with the EOS 30D.)

Included with the camera are the Video Cable VC-100 and the USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU.

There are some EOS System accessories that have restrictions on their functions when they are used with the EOS 20D and 30D. Any system accessories not listed here is completely compatible with the EOS 30D:

Accessories with Restrictions

Interchangeable Lenses

Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS

Although itcan be used with manual exposure, exposure error occurs. Therefore, these items will be officially listed as incompatible.

Macro Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS

Speedlites

480EG

Compatible with external flash metering and manual flash (TTL autoflash not possible).

540EZ

Compatible with manual flash (does not fire in A-TTL/ TTL autoflash modes).

430EZ

420EZ

ML-3

Notcompatible (since itonlyhasautoflash modes, it cannot fire).

300EZ

200E

Wired multi-Speedlite accessories

Not compatible (since it cannot fire in Manual flash mode when used with TTL hot shoe adapter).

Remote Control

Remote Switch 60T3

Compatible when used with RA-N3.

Wireless Remote Controller LC-3

Compatible when used with RA-N3.

The 1SR cannotcancel the auto power offmode. Also, shutter release is not possible while the metering timer is not active. When it is ON, shutter release maynotworkwhen the shutter button is pressed completely in one stroke.

Wireless Remote Controller LC-4

The 1SR cannotcancel the auto power offmode. Also, shutter release is not possible while the metering timer is not active. When it is ON, shutter release may notworkwhen the shutter button is pressed completely in one stroke.

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