I read that the 30D sensor is the same as the one in the 20D.
The reviews at
are very positive on the 30D. It is seen as a (slightly) improved 20D.
The noise performance of the 20D is reviewed in great details
You may save some money by buying the 30D with a lens. US1camera has a
$808. for the 30D and a 18-55mm Lens kit. I did business with them and
was very satisfied.
For astropictures, I have been very please with a 300mm lens and
using an LX90 with reducer for 1200 or so mm. Many (some quite expensive)
500-700mm telescopes are available for Astrophotography. Many
I assume would cover the sensor of the 30D. That sensor as is the case
for most CCD
sensors is smaller than the 24mm x36mm film frame. Adapters are available
for the EOS Canon cameras such as the 30D to mount in various ways
Carol Beigel wrote:
> I don't own a digital SLR camera and can buy a new Canon 30D for $699,
> only. Is this a good camera to try to take pictures like Kent does? Any
> thoughts about a lens?
> Carol Beigel