Canon A430 Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A430 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: A430
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $169.95
Street Price:  
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.6 oz (160 g)
Size: 4.1 x 2.0 x 1.6 in.
(103 x 52 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 4.0
Sensor Format: 1/3 inch
Sensor size: 17.28mm2 (4.8mm x 3.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.11 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1280 (2.9 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format:
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (10.00)
320x240 (30.00)
160x120 ()
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 39 - 156 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.8 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 47 cm to Infinity
18.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 47 cm
2.0 - 18.5 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 3.6x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 1.8
Rear Display Resolution: 77,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot Metering (frame is fixed to the center)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Normal: 1.5-9.8 ft./47cm-3.0m (W), 1.5-6.6 ft./47cm-2.0m (T); Macro: 1.0-1.5 ft./30-47cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 1.1
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.78
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.76
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.31
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 2
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: ~ 0.52
Shutter Lag (manual focus): ~ 0.49
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: ~ 0.59
Shutter Lag with Flash: ~ 0.67
Shutter Lag (prefocus): ~ <0.2
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.20
Shutdown Time: 1.60
Play -> Record Time: 1.70
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.79
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 590
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 360 (NiMH AA)
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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