Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera, Blue
Designed as an update to the previous PowerShot D20, the Canon PowerShot D30 introduces a more rugged design, but otherwise only slight upgrades over its predecessor. This creates the issue of the PowerShot D30 being ultimately an aging camera, lacking some of the technological upgrades that are seen with competing models. However, if you’re looking to do deep underwater diving, this remains the best choice due to the PowerShot D30’s class-leading ability to dive down to 82 feet underwater. The camera is also freeze proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, dustproof, and capable of withstanding drops from up to 6.5 feet.
The PowerShot D30 uses the same 12-megapixel sensor, lens, and Digic 4 image processor as its predecessor, and offered a narrow aperture relative to the competition. However, image quality is fine for casual photography, and the controls are easy to press and use. The camera does record HD video, but only records mono audio. While GPS is built-in, the included WiFi is capability is lacking. Overall, the Canon PowerShot does lack the wide lens, faster performance, and WiFi capabilities of much of the modern competition, but is your best choice if you’re diving deep down underwater.