Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 14.1 Megapixel Bridge Camera - Black - 2.7" LCD - 35x Optical Zoom - Optical (IS) - 4320 x 3240 Image - 1280 x 720 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode - 4344B001

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Overall Satisfaction
4.5
Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I've owned the Canon SX30is for about two weeks now. It replaces a Panasonic FZ35. I have taken about 500 pictures with the camera to date. Compared to the Panasonic the image quality under most conditions is slightly improved. Under low light conditions the Panasonic is noticeably superior. Because the image stabilization works so well I can usually cap the ISO setting at 400 and still get blur free shots. Under moderate to bright conditions I can hand hold the camera at full zoom (35x). The viewfinder is very usable and I can adjust it so that I don't have to be wearing my glasses. I find I use the view finder more than the LCD. I haven't shot any video with it yet. I love being able to adjust the ISO setting without having to navigate through the menu. In my estimation this is the best point-and-shoot available, and I'm extremely happy with the product. I am using an eye-fi SD card which probably slows it done a little, but it's still acceptably fast for my needs. One minor quibble is that the lens isn't threaded, so that an adapter (at additional cost) is required to attach filters. I like to have a filter on the lens for protection. A lens hood is not included either. There are some excellent samples available in the dpreview.com Canon talk forum (including mine). I highly recommend this camera.

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I purchased this camera because I had been using an earlier version (S2IS)and liked it. I found the auto setting resulted in poor quality and at times wanted to return to my older camera. Unfortunately I took the camera to the park and left it there and when I returned it was gone...Although I have insurance when using a credit card they only replace if lost or broken. Perhaps if I had been able to use the camera a little more I might have gotten used to it. I am researching a new camera.

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on 6/7/2011

I've owned the Canon SX30is for about two weeks now. It replaces a Panasonic FZ35. I have taken about 500 pictures with the camera to date. Compared to the Panasonic the image quality under most conditions is slightly improved. Under low light conditions the Panasonic is noticeably superior. Because the image stabilization works so well I can usually cap the ISO setting at 400 and still get blur free shots. Under moderate to bright conditions I can hand hold the camera at full zoom (35x). The viewfinder is very usable and I can adjust it so that I don't have to be wearing my glasses. I find I use the view finder more than the LCD. I haven't shot any video with it yet. I love being able to adjust the ISO setting without having to navigate through the menu. In my estimation this is the best point-and-shoot available, and I'm extremely happy with the product. I am using an eye-fi SD card which probably slows it done a little, but it's still acceptably fast for my needs. One minor quibble is that the lens isn't threaded, so that an adapter (at additional cost) is required to attach filters. I like to have a filter on the lens for protection. A lens hood is not included either. There are some excellent samples available in the dpreview.com Canon talk forum (including mine). I highly recommend this camera. Read More

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by Arti on 7/26/2011

I've owned the Canon SX30is for about two weeks now. It replaces a Panasonic FZ35. I have taken about 500 pictures with the camera to date. Compared to the Panasonic the image quality under most conditions is slightly improved. Under low light conditions the Panasonic is noticeably superior. Because the image stabilization works so well I can usually cap the ISO setting at 400 and still get blur free shots. Under moderate to bright conditions I can hand hold the camera at full zoom (35x). The viewfinder is very usable and I can adjust it so that I don't have to be wearing my glasses. I find I use the view finder more than the LCD. I haven't shot any video with it yet. I love being able to adjust the ISO setting without having to navigate through the menu. In my estimation this is the best point-and-shoot available, and I'm extremely happy with the product. I am using an eye-fi SD card which probably slows it done a little, but it's still acceptably fast for my needs. One minor quibble is that the lens isn't threaded, so that an adapter (at additional cost) is required to attach filters. I like to have a filter on the lens for protection. A lens hood is not included either. There are some excellent samples available in the dpreview.com Canon talk forum (including mine). I highly recommend this camera. Read More

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Product Overview

The PowerShot SX30 IS has got you prepared for your next extreme photo opportunity. This point-and-shoot digital camera comes with a massive 35x Wide-Angle (24-840mm) Optical Zoom lens - a first for any PowerShot! It also comes with a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD, 14.1 Megapixels, High Dynamic Range, Zoom Framing Assist and much more.

Specifications

Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 4344B001
SKU 217397562
UPC 013803127348
UPC 14 00013803127348
Sales Rank 44734
Features
Product Type Bridge Camera
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Minimum Focus Distance 0 mil
Maximum Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Included Yes
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CCD
Effective Camera Resolution 14.1 Megapixel
Total Camera Resolution 14.5 Megapixel
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Wide Angle No
PictBridge Yes
HD Movie Mode Yes
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card / Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / MMCplus / HC MMCplus
Image Stabilization Optical
Country of Origin Japan
Height 3.6"
Width 4.8"
Depth 4.2"
Color Black
Autofocus Points 1
Product Series SX
Optical Zoom 35x
Digital Zoom 4x
Brand Name Canon
Focal Length 4.30 mm to 150.50 mm
Image Formats JPEG
Features Face Detection / Manual White Balance / Aperture Priority / Smart Capture
Flash Modes Auto Flash / Flash OFF / Flash ON / Red-eye Reduction / Slow Sync
Focus Modes Auto / Manual
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Product Model SX30 IS
Product Name PowerShot SX30 IS Bridge Camera
Product Line PowerShot
Screen Size 2.7"
Video Formats QuickTime MOV
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Manufacturer Part Number 4344B001
Battery Life 400 Shot
Package Contents PowerShot SX30 IS Bridge CameraLithium-ion Battery Pack NB-7LBattery Charger CB-2LZNeck Strap NS-DC11Lens CapCase for Hot Shoe CapAV Cable AVC-DC400STUSB Interface Cable IFC-400PCUCD-ROM
Display Resolution 230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Weight (Approximate) 1.32 lb
Tech Specs
Battery Life 400 Shot
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size Support Proprietary
Number of Batteries Support 1
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Include Yes
Camera Modes Shooting Modes: Auto Custom1 Custom2 Portrait Landscape Sports SCN Movie Scene Modes: Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer) Low Light (2.0MP) Super Vivid Poster Effect Color Accent Color Swap Fish-eye Effect Miniature Effect Beach Foliage Snow Fireworks Stich Assist
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
PictBridge Yes
Analog Video Out Yes
Display Resolution 230000 Pixel
White Balance Modes Auto Daylight Cloudy Tungsten Fluorescent Fluorescent H Flash Custom
Screen Size 2.7"
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" ( 0.24" x 0.18" )
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CCD
Effective Camera Resolution 14.1 Megapixel
Total Camera Resolution 14.5 Megapixel
Exposure Control Auto Program AE Shutter Priority AE Aperture Priority AE Manual
ISO Sensitivity Auto / ISO 80 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 1600
Longest Shutter Speed 15 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/3200 Second
Flash Modes Auto Flash / Flash OFF / Flash ON / Red-eye Reduction / Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Product Type Bridge Camera
Manufacturer Part Number 4344B001
Manufacturer Website Address www.usa.canon.com
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Product Model SX30 IS
Product Name PowerShot SX30 IS Bridge Camera
Product Line PowerShot
Product Series SX
Brand Name Canon
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Image Formats JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Aperture Range f/2.7 to 5.8
Focus Modes Auto / Manual
Optical Zoom 35x
Digital Zoom 4x
Focal Length 4.30 mm to 150.50 mm
Lens Construction 13 Elements in 10 Groups
Autofocus Points 1
Image Stabilization Optical
Minimum Focus Distance 0"
Wide Angle Yes
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 24 mm to 840 mm
Lens Mount Type Not Applicable
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card / Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / MMCplus / HC MMCplus
Package Contents PowerShot SX30 IS Bridge Camera Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-7L Battery Charger CB-2LZ Neck Strap NS-DC11 Lens Cap Case for Hot Shoe Cap AV Cable AVC-DC400ST USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU CD-ROM
Platform Support PC / Mac
Features Face Detection / Manual White Balance / Aperture Priority / Smart Capture
Language Support English German French Dutch Danish Finnish Italian Norwegian Swedish Spanish Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Japanese Russian Portuguese Korean Greek Polish Czech Hungarian Turkish Thai Arabic Romanian Ukrainian Farsi
Weight (Approximate) 1.32 lb
Color Black
Height 3.64"
Width 4.84"
Depth 4.24"
Software Included Digital Camera Solution
Video Formats QuickTime MOV
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Standard Warranty 1 Year
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 14.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Product Line PowerShot
Resolution 4320 x 3240
Viewfinder Type Electronic
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