Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD30 / Digital IXUS I / IXY Digital L3
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Canon PowerShot SD30
Digital Photography Interface
7 May 2006
Conclusion: The Canon SD30 is one stylish, ultra-compact camera which is head-turning, though it lacks "real" manual controls and has a weak flash. The SD30 is fast and has a great LCD. Photos are great but a little noisy and there's lots of red-eye.
Pros: Ultra-compact and stylish, Camera dock and remote control included, Great LCD performance, Extremely fast, Unlimited continuous shooting, Overall sharp photos
Cons: Weak flash, Limited manual controls, Few external controls (ie. zoom controller is combined with 4 way controller), Movies, though unlimited, are choppy, So-so battery life, Red-eye, Some soft edges
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH
is a beautifully designed digital camera that
will feel at ease in those special occasion events.
Available in 4 metallic finishes, this camera
is more than a fashion item and also takes great
pictures with ease. Flash portrait pictures come
out very pleasant.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH (also known as the Digital Ixus i Zoom) is an ultra-compact camera with a 5 Megapixel CCD, 2.4X zoom lens, DIGIC II image processor, and a 1.8" LCD display.
Pros: Very good photo quality in good lighting, Compact, stylish body comes in four colors, Unlimited continuous shooting mode, LCD visible in low light, AF-assist lamp, Includes camera dock with remote control for viewing photos on your television, USB 2.0 High Speed support, Optional underwater case ...
Cons: Some corner softness; noise in long exposures is above average, Weak flash, Redeye is a big problem, Unimpressive movie mode, Dock required for USB and A/V output, Battery life could be better, Tiny memory card included with camera