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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS, Digital Camera, 14.1 Megapixel, 35x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer System

SKU: ICASX30 MFR: 4344B001
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About the Canon SX30 IS

A PowerShot with an Extreme Zoom.
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

The Canon SX30 IS is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon SX30 IS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon SX30 IS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon SX30 IS: Compact, Durable, Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Features, Good battery life, Good image quality, Good in low light, Good low-light performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings, Short lag time, Simple controls/menu and Zoom range/performance.

Canon SX30 IS Includes

  • PowerShot SX30 IS Camera Body
  • 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
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (134) , Large clear LCD (128) , Good battery life (118) , Nice features/settings (113) , Excellent image quality (111) , Simple controls/menu (88) , Good low-light performance (83) , Durable (80) , Lightweight/portable (77) , Image stabilization (31) , Good image quality (21) , Zoom range/performance (20) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (17) , Compact (9) , Good in low light (6) , Short lag time (5) , Features (4) , Nice body color (3) , Optical zoom (3) , Zoom (3)
No (21) , Complicated controls/menu (19) , Poor low-light performance (19) , Heavy/bulky (18) , Poor image quality (16) , Missing features/settings (8) , Difficult to use (7) , Short battery life (6) , Lag / shutter delay (5) , No paper manual (4) , LCD screen (3) , Poor flash (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (23) , Family photos (22) , Travel (19) , Wildlife (15) , Low light (12) , Sports/action (10) , Video (7) , Weddings (7)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (9) , Photo enthusiast (9) , Semi-pro photographer (4) , Pro photographer (2)

Adorama Expert advice

Canon SX30 IS Features

  • Improvements to Movie modes: Dynamic mode enables users to use the Optical ImageStabilizer while shooting video in the wide-angle setting, and the Optical Zoom is now available while shooting video
  • Canon's first high-powered 35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (24-840mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake to achieve amazing images whether you are up close or far away.
  • The SX30 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share.
  • Shoots superb 720p HD video with stereo sound so you can fully capture those fun, memorable moments, and then view them with an HDMI output connector for easy playback on your HDTV
  • Using the new Zoom Framing Assist button aids the user in tracking and capturingsubjects during super telephoto photography
  • Advanced Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 28 predefined shooting situations.
  • This classically-styled camera has a powerful DIGIC 4 Image Processor and 14.1 Megapixels, which makes it a perfect device for any shooter!
  • Large 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD enables easy viewing.
  • For the first time, this camera comes with Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, which makes powering up simple.

Canon SX30 IS Specifications

Camera Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 35x Optical/4x Digital/140x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
CCD 14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 14.5 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 14.1 Megapixels
Focal Length 35x zoom: 4.3 (W) - 150.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840 (T) mm)
Digital Zoom 4X
Focusing Range Auto: 0 in./0 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T);
Normal: 2.0 in./ 5 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T);
Macro: 0 in. - 1.6 ft./ 0 - 50 cm (W)
Manual Focus: 0 in./0 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus, manual focus
Viewfinder Electronic Viewfinder available
LCD Monitor 2.7-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide viewing angle)
LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture f/2.7 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
- The following f/numbers are available in Av or M: W: f/2.7, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0 T: f/5.8, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0
Shutter Speed 1-1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
- Shutter speeds differs depending on the shooting mode.
- Shutter speeds available in Tv and M:
15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1500, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2500, 1/3200 (Units: sec.)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
(Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.)
Light Metering Method Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center *2 Fixed to center
Exposure Control Method AE Lock
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.
Built-in Flash Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
Flash Range 1.6 - 19 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.2 ft. (T), (50 cm - 5.8 m (W), 1.4 - 2.8 m (T))
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes Smart AUTO, P, Tv, Av, M, C1, C2, 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,
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter SkinTone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Self-Timer Custom*/approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay
* Delay time (0 - 10 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Continuous Shooting Normal: Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 3.6 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)
AF: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)
LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.1 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
- Differs depending on the zoom posititon
Storage Media SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format Normal, Fine
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 4320 x 3240 (Large), 3072 x 2304 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2)*, 640 x 480 (Small), 3744 x 2104 (Widescreen),
* Same as when shooting in Low Light
Playback Modes File - Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist), Smart Shuffle
- Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Trimming, Resize, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning.
Video Playback Modes File - Videos: Normal Playback*, Editing, slow motion **, pause, first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind
* Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
Erase Modes Still Image: single image, select range, all images
Video: any video file
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video) *2 mini-B compatible.
Video Out Analog: NTSC/PAL, digital: HDMI mini connector
Audio Out Stereo
Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source 1. Battery Pack NB-7L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50 Approx. 400 shots (electronic viewfinder) Approx. 370 shots (LCD monitor) Approx. 10 hours
Shooting Capacity Approx. 400 shots (electronic viewfinder)
Approx. 370 shots (LCD monitor)
Playback Time Approx. 10 hours
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.84 x 3.64 x 4.24 in. / 122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7mm
Weight Approx. 21.2 oz. / 601g (camera, including batteries and memory card)
Languages 26 display languages provided (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).
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