De mensen van Megapixel.net hebben een review gemaakt van de Canon EOS-D30. Voor de gemiddelde hobbyist zal deze camera geen optie zijn, want je moet er ruim 3000 dollar voor betalen (alhoewel de prijs wel flink gedaald is door de gebruikte CMOS censor). Voor de professional is het al een stuk interessanter en beginnen deze camera's dus steeds meer te concurreren met de traditionele spiegelreflex camera's:
In use the EOS D30 is genuinely enjoyable. It is quick and responsive, particularly when fitted with one of Canon's Ultrasonic lenses which focus near instantaneously.
The camera produces high-quality images and the exposures are very competently handled by the multi-zone metering. The Canon D30 is an excellent alternative to the more expensive digital SLR cameras using CCD technology. Its compatibility with the broad range of Canon EF lenses, the variety of accessories, combine to makes it a very flexible system.
With the EOS D30, Canon has demonstrated that CMOS technology can produce an image quality similar to the quality obtained from a CCD. It is likely that this achievement will have repercussions on future digital SLR cameras, and on their prices, hopefully by making them more affordable.
Whatever the future holds for the development of digital SLR cameras, Canon's EOS D30 will remain a milestone in the history of photography as the first SLR to employ a CMOS sensor.