Oct 7, 2005

Canon PowerShot SD30 review

The Canon PowerShot SD30sports a zoom lens; it's only 2.4X, but better than none at all. Like its predecessor, the still 5-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD30 comes in four colours--including vibrant purple and deep red--though it has a larger LCD. If your shopping for a stylish digicam, this could be it.

Steve's Digicams have posted their Canon PowerShot SD30 review.
"Bottom line - if you're in the market for a stylish little pointnshoot that can be tucked away just about anywhere, the Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital Elph might be the camera for you. It offers great image quality and performance, all with the features and quality we have come to expect from Canon. The only negatives I found were the awkwardness of the Zoom controls and the slow frame rate of the VGA movie mode. With 5-megapixels there's enough resolution to create up to 13x19-inch size prints or cropped prints of a smaller size. The SD30 has an MSRP of around $399, which nowadays is rather expensive for a consumer digicam."


Who can resist the tangy colors this model comes in? Tuxedo Black, Rockstar Red, Glamour Gold and Vivacious Violet.

PowerShot SD30 Features:
  • 5 Megapixel CCD imager and 2.4x optical zoom lens

  • Pocket-sized, durable metal body, available in 4 colors

  • 1.8" color LCD display/viewfinder

  • Advanced TTL AiAF 9-point autofocus system with focus-assist lamp

  • Program AE automatic, 8 Scene and a Manual exposure mode

  • Movie mode w/sound 640x480/320x240 up to 1GB

  • Continuous shooting at 1.8 fps

  • Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot metering

  • Exposure compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3-step increments

  • White Balance: Auto, 5 presets or Custom

  • Photo Effects: Low Sharpening, Vivid Color, Neutral, Sepia and B&W

  • Shutter speeds of 1/2000 to 15 seconds with noise reduction

  • Selectable ISO settings from 50 to 400

  • Rechargeable battery, Camera Station and wireless controller included

  • High-speed USB 2.0, Direct print and PictBridge Compliant

  • Secure Digital/MMC card storage, 16MB MMC supplied

  • Optional underwater/all-weather case