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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera - Black
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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 optical zoom lens - a first for any PowerShot! It also comes with a 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD, 14.1 mega pixel, high dynamic range, zoom framing assist and much more.

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Product Identifiers
BrandCanon
ModelSX30 IS
MPNSX30ISBlack
UPC0013803127348, 084686326357, 13803127348, 388800020238, 845251019537, 845251019551, 8714574554143

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom35x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution14.1 MP
Screen Size2.7"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Macro Focus Range0-50cm
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 840mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/3200 sec
Min Shutter Speed15 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max1600

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.5 m - 5.8 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Manual, Red-eye Reduction Flash
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMMC Plus, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard (MMC) plus High Capacity, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeDigital, Electronic

Dimensions
Depth4.24 in.
Height3.64 in.
Width4.84 in.
Weight19.47 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Size2.7"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatH.264, MOV
Still Image FormatDCF, DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.3, JPEG

Resolution
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features720p HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, AF/AE Tracking, Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Blink Detection, Brightness Control, Built-In Speaker, Contrast Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Digital Tele-Converter, Direct Print, Edit Function, Exif Print Support, Face Detection Self-timer, Focus Bracketing, HDMI, Histogram Display, Image Stabilization, Motion Detection, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Red-eye Correction, Resizing an Image, Safety Zoom, Saturation Control, Scene Detection Technology, Sharpness Control, Smile Capture, Smile Detection, USB 2.0 Compatibility, Wink Self-Timer, With LCD Protected Position, i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction)
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsBeach, Color accent, Color swap, Fireworks, Fisheye effect, Foliage, Landscape, Low light, Miniature effect, Portrait mode, Poster effect, Smart shutter, Snow, Sports mode, Stitch assist, Super vivid
Special EffectsBlack & White, Color Accent, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Neutral, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed30 frames per second

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Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewVery Good

  • THE GOOD

    Flexible lens range; excellent image stabilization; features for every kind of user.

  • THE BAD

    Generally soft, noisy photos at full size; overall slow performance; no raw capture.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a point-and-shoot camera with a 35x zoom lens. As long as you're not expecting much more than that, it's a very good megazoom.

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Average review score based on 130 user reviews

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Created: 09/04/11

What a great buy for the money. It is the highest rated super zoom camera!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I have been using a Canon S5is which I have used for years. This is a little larger camera with a smaller grip for your hand.
First, what do I think of the upgrade. The electronics Digic camera processor takes about the same time regardless of the size or speed of cards. The focus is very good until at max zoom - then it requires several shots to get a good one. This could be due to the long focal length of a super zoom camera. On my older model I used a all glass Sony 1.7X Teleconverter. The results were very good.
Image quality has improved with the new camera. Under ideal conditions - outdoors on a sunny day, the camera is great. Using this camera on a cloudy day, in the woods, in the shade, or indoors, requires that you hold it very still or use a tripod. You can also set ISO to 400 or 800 and try a handheld shot.
I really like the new macro feature - one button operation not 2 - regular and super macro like the old camera. Lighting conditions are the same as mentioned above for macro shooting.
Battery life is good, but bring additional ones with you.
I would still buy this camera again. It is impossible for one camera to do it all.
This camera has the highest ratings of the super zoom cameras.

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Created: 07/06/12

Love it camera! Like New, Great Price!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Love this camera, Best one I've ever owned! My old camera quit, & I sell on eBay, so I had to get a different one. I'm still learning how to use it. Like the new rechargable battery last much longer than AA's! And a Good thing is that my close-up lenses for my old camer work on this one also, * & it fits in my old camera case also! The only thing it didn't have was a camera strap & I got one for it already!

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Created: 01/30/13

This camera is my new bestest friend !

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I bought the Canon SX 30 IS because of the Canon name. My first 35 mm camera was a Canon AE-1 Program. I loved that camera from the start. I am very happy with this digital update from Canon. An excellent camera for sure. I highly recommend it.

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Created: 09/22/11

Great camera, I love this thing!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I bought this to replace my aging S3 IS and this thing is great. From the crazy 35x optical zoom to the 0cm macro (which I have to have), this camera makes me look like a star. Beautiful large articulatin LCD screen, awesome digital stabilization, ready to take pictures almost instantly, and the battery holds a charge for a long time. What can I say, I love it!!

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Created: 03/21/13

If you can get it for under 250 its a great camera.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I owned as Canon Powerdhot sx20is for the last two and half years and I absolutely loved that camera.I film alot of "Solar obliteration technique" shots and require a camera that can handle this technique.The sx20is had a feature called "Sunset" that was perfect for achieving this. Well i get my new camera SX30 is thinking it will have everything the SX20is did and MORE right? WRONG!!! They took out the "Sunset" option but left everything else. HELLO!!! CANON?? Ever heard the phrase if it aint broke don't fix it? So 75% of my photos and video are using this technique which the Canon sx30is cannot achieve. Also the zoom (although 60x greater (digital Sx30is 140x,Sx20is 80x)Does not take clear pictures at that distance.The photos are very noisy and very grainy. For video and other closer shots this camera takes outstanding quality pictures.Speed is much quicker and it has 14.1 megapixels instead of 12.1. But im wondering if 12.1 isn't much better since the sx20is took better distance shots and Canon has reverted back to the 12.1 mp for the SX40is. Hmmmm Overall if you can get this camera for under 250 dollars its an outstanding buy. Any more than that I would skip to the SX40 or revert back to the SX20is.

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