Oct 5, 2005

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH

The Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH sports a zoom lens; it's only 2.4X, but that's better than nothing. Like its predecessor, the still 5-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD30 comes in four colors--including vibrant purple and deep red--though it has a larger LCD.

DigitalCameraResourcePage have posted their Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH review.

"Like the SD20 before it, the Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH is what I'd call a "second camera". I don't think it's suitable to be the camera you use for all occasions, especially indoor flash shooting. But if you want something small that's great for quick outdoor photos then the SD30 is worth a look.
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If you want a camera that you can carry around for everyday outdoor shots, then I can recommend the PowerShot SD30. If you're looking for something small that performs when you need to use the flash, you'll likely be disappointed with the SD30. While it's hard to avoid the redeye problem on any camera in this class, you can find cameras with stronger flashes out there."

PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH Features:
* 5.0 effective Megapixel CCD
* F3.2-5.4, 2.4X optical zoom lens equivalent to 38 - 90 mm (the SD20 had a fixed lens)
* Ultra compact metal body comes in four colors: Tuxedo Black, Rockstar Red, Glamour Gold and Vivacious Violet (no, I'm not making these up)
* 1.8" LCD display
* DIGIC II processor
* AF-assist lamp
* Can record video at 640 x 480 (10 frames/second) with sound until 1GB file size is reached
* Includes camera dock with remote control (for playback and printing)
* USB 2.0 High Speed support
* Uses proprietary li-ion battery and SD/MMC memory cards (16MB card included)
* Optional all-weather case; allows camera to go up to 3 meters underwater