Canon SX30 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 
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General
Model Number: SX30 IS
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $429.99
Street Price: $440.18
Date Available: 2010-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 21.7 oz (615 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.8 x 3.6 x 4.2 in.
(123 x 92 x 108 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
3744 x 2104 (7.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.3
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30, 30
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 14.50
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 14.10
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 840 mm
Zoom Ratio: 35.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (W) / f/5.8 (T) - f/8.0
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 202K-dot LCD with diopter adjustment of -4 to +1
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (up to ISO 6400 in Low Light mode at 2-megapixels)
White Balance Settings: Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. *Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/3200
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center); Face Detect AE
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Smart AUTO, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, SCN*1, Movie*2 *1Smart Shutter*3, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist *2Smart AUTO available *3 Smile, Wink, Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 - 19 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.2 ft. (T), (50 cm - 5.8 m (W), 1.4 - 2.8 m (T))
Ext Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: HDMI mini out
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-7L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-7L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 370
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD video, HDMI output.

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