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Good color reproduction, complete manual control, large swivel LCD screen, easy to use, excellent 35X zoom with optical image stabilization, excellent Macro mode, 720p HD video with stereo sound capture with zoom and AF, rugged build
Looks, Easy to use, Vari-angle screen, One button video recording, Powerful flash, Good colour reproduction, Battery
Unreal 35x Canon zoom lens (24-840mm), Attractive design, Quality 720p HD movie mode with stereo sound, Very good Optical Image Stabilization, Zoom Framing Assist button makes reacquiring a subject easier, Smart Auto works well (28 options), Very good ...
Huge 35x optical zoom, Close up macro, Twist and rotate LCD
Massive zoom range. Incredibly versatile. Easy to use
Decent photo quality at low ISOs, Huge 35X, 24 840 mm zoom lens in a midsize, welldesigned body, Optical image stabilization, Flipout, rotating 2.7" LCD display, with good outdoor and low light visibility, Many manual controls, Smart Auto mode picks one o
Huge zoom, very useable for this type of camera, lots of functionality
Flexible lens range; excellent image stabilization; features for every kind of user.
Massive 35x optical zoom, Excellent optical image stabilisation, Fully articulated screen, Flash hotshoe.
Noisy image even at ISO 200, does not support RAW image format, no automatic panorama stitch mode, a bit heavy, expensive
Price, Slow zoom, Blurry images at full zoom, No RAW mode, Noisy, Slow continuous shooting
Uneven zoom operation, No RAW option, Only 1.3 fps in full-res continuous mode, LCD should be more than 230K dots, Small electronic viewfinder compared to past models, Mild vignetting at full telephoto, Some unintuitive controls, Sometimes difficult to...
Heavy and bulky, White balance a bit iffy, Exposure issues, Mediocre quality
Plastic body. Low resolution screen. No RAW shooting
Photos can have strong highlight clipping and purple fringing, Images a bit noisy at base ISO, get worse quickly once you reach ISO 400, Vignetting at telephoto end of lens, Control dial on back of camera spins freely, needs to be more "notchy", AF perfor
Motorised zoom, electronic viewfinder, burst mode, price
Generally soft, noisy photos at full size; overall slow performance; no raw capture.
Fringing at zoom extremes, Poor continuous shooting, No RAW mode, No lens hood.
By TechTree on April 20, 2011
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a worthy successor to the SX20. The user is given full manual control over every feature of the camera. As always, ease of use and ergonomics have been given proper attention. Image quality is good, but not up to the mark in...
By CIOL on April 02, 2011
Continuing the tradition of superzoom cameras featuring DSLR like designs, the SX30 IS covers the niche quite well. The successor to the PowerShot SX20 IS, this one is a full blown prosumer camera that claims one of the top slots in the category.The...
By GadgetSpeak on April 01, 2011
This is one of a long range of cameras with the ‘PowerShot’ name produced by Canon. It is also a contender for one of the best; it allows both the novice and those more advanced to get the best from it as well as from...
By DigitalVersus on February 17, 2011
The Canon SX30 IS has a revamped design that's certainly very sleek, but which doesn't necessarily do anything to improve handling. It's a good camera for taking pictures and occasionally filming videos. However, the 14-Megapixel CCD is...
By What Digital Camera on February 17, 2011
On paper the Canon SX30 IS - with its extra 5x zoom and higher resolution - may seem like the better option. However, in real-world use, the difference between 720mm and 840mm is less significant than you'd expect. And,...
By The Imaging Resource on February 16, 2011
At around $399, the Canon PowerShot SX30 is not the most affordable Mega Zoom available. Yet it's currently the second most powerful optically in this class (the recently announced Nikon P500 is the first, at 36x). It's hard to appreciate the...
By Expert Reviews on February 12, 2011
The enormous 35x zoom is tempting but neither the lens nor the sensor lives up to expectations at this price....
By ePHOTOzine on January 28, 2011
If all you want is the biggest zoom on a compact with reasonable image quality, then stop reading, you’ve found your camera. If you wanted a general purpose camera then the metering, image sharpness, colour rendition, handling issues, colour...
By PC Mag on January 23, 2011
Looking more like a camera all its own than an upgraded version of the PowerShot SX130 ($249.99 list), Canon presents its PowerShot SX30 IS ($429.99 list). Equipped with a 14.1 megapixel CCD optical sensor and 35x zoom, 24 millimeter wide-angle lens,...
By Trusted Reviews on January 17, 2011
Though for the best image quality a digital SLR typically wins hands down at the consumer lever, attaching a whopping lens to such a device isn't always practical nor affordable. The alternative therefore is to invest in an enthusiast targeted...
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