Girl on the go & looking for a camera? Read our Canon PowerShot D30 Review



What you need to know:

  • Waterproof to 25 m
  • Shockproof to 2m drop
  • Freezeproof (-10 °C)
  • Dustproof
  • 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity System
  • 28mm 5x optical zoom with Intelligent IS
  • Point and Shoot

What we think you should know:

With the constant improvements of smartphone cameras it seems almost pointless buying an actual camera. Your phone can do most of the work and you’ve got a host of apps that can add filters and add to your photos. However, phones can’t always go where you need them to. Other than the Sony Xperia Z3 which is waterproof most phones aren’t capable of dealing with the hard stuff. Even the Z3, despite being waterproof, is flimsy and not really designed to be tossed around.


If you’re a girl on the go then keeping reading. This is the Canon PowerShot D30 review and it might be the ideal phone for you. It’s waterproof up to 25 m so you can take is snorkeling with you. It’s also shockproof up to 2m drops. I chose not to test this out for fear of destroying the camera, but I think, should you accidentally drop it you’ll get away with it.

In a bucket of water
In a bucket of water
Set the timer and took a photo while the camera was submerged.
Set the timer and took a photo while the camera was submerged.

The camera is a point and shoot. Easy to set up and use and pretty “fuss free” if you aren’t all that comfortable around photography equipment. I was a little bit disappointed with the picture quality and was hoping for more BUT you aren’t buying this camera for incredible photos every time. You’re buying the Canon PowerShot D30 for good photos in tough conditions. It’s small and fits easily into a bag and comes with a handy nylon strap. My bug bear is that the battery needs to be charged separately so, if you are a girl on the go, you’ll need to lug the charger and cable around.


However, if you’re living from adventure to adventure I can’t think of a better companion. It’s pretty, small and able to take a punch. You won’t need to worry about scratching your smartphone screen or shattering it into pieces. In fact, you can leave it at home!



So rad:

  • Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, all sorts of things proof

Makes us sad:

  • Pity the picture quality couldn’t be just a little bit better

Disclaimer: The Canon PowerShot D30 Review was conducted on a review unit that will be returned. 

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