"A must-have upgrade to the 20D"4.5 starson by Defender2
Pros: Spot metering, Larger LCD display, picture styles
Cons: The print button not very useful
Summary: Though the 30D is basically a 20D with improvements, the improvements are noteworthy for those considering purchasing a mid-range DSLR.
Spot metering is a welcome addition and can make a huge difference on those shots that require the right exposure and can save the photographer time in the post-editing process. This camera has the same user interfaces as the new 5D, which makes it an attractive choice for semi-pro or even pro photographers. Image quality is always superb (though please get good lenses for this camera!) and the camera is a delight to operate. Superb build quality and very fast write times to the CF card.
The camera also has the handy picture sytle feature (same as the 5D) which allows the photographer to custom set the camera for their desired sharpness, contrast and color saturation.
For those considering an upgrade from a 10D or 20D, the enhanced features make this a camera worth serious consideration.
Overall, this is yet another great product from Canon and is highly recommended.