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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Expert Review

5 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Canon's PowerShot SX 30 IS is an excellent choice of camera for someone who wants something a bit more than the average compact model, yet doesn't want to go down the route of having interchangeable lenses. The feature set is extensive, the camera is easy to use and the results are generally good, allowing you to make prints at sizes up to A3.
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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review

28 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Quote from review: “The new Canon PowerShot SX30 IS compact camera climbs straight to the top of the super-zoom ladder with its incredible 35x, 24-840mm optical lens - truly all the focal range that most photographers will ever need or use. In addition to this, the SX30 offers a 14 megapixel image sensor , 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen , electronic viewfinder, flash hotshoe, full manual controls and 720p HD movies.
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS (Black)

9 April 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: Generally soft, noisy photos at full size; overall slow performance; no raw capture.
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Overall 7

Canon SX30 IS Review

4 April 2011
  • Summary: At an MRP of Rs. 28,995, the Canon SX30IS is the camera for you if you need a very wide zoom range to work with - versatility is the key here. Image quality is pretty good for a compact camera, but if you're really discerning about quality, you might be a bit disappointed, especially at ISO 400 and above. In such cases, we recommend an entry-level dSLR, or something like the Sony NEX-3 or Canon S95 if you're averse to bulkier bodies.
  • Pros: Massive zoom range to play with, Well laid out controls, Good image quality, More versatile than a dSLR + kit lens at this price range
  • Cons: At this price you can buy an entry level dSLR, As expected ISO range above 400 is of limited use, Quality doesn't match up to similarly priced dSLR
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Overall 10

Expert Review

10 March 2011
  • Summary: Speed aside, the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a staggering camera. If you're looking to step up from a compact, and want something that's still easy to point and shoot, but with the versatility of a DSLR, then the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is worth a look. If you want a super-zoom camera, then it has to be top of the list – nothing else comes close.
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Overall 6

Canon Powershot SX30 IS Review

Digital Photography School
26 November 2010
  • Excerpt: They’ve got to be kidding! No…. It’s true. The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS has a 35x zoom lens! Stabilised and with a reasonably fast f2.7 maximum aperture. I had an early preview of this gem a few months before its official release and was stunned at the range of the hyper zoom. Then, more recently, spent a day with one, chasing cars, boats and choppers.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
21 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS ($429) is currently the "big gun" in the super zoom camera world. Packing a whopping 35X optical zoom lens (covering a focal range of 24 - 840 mm), the SX30 can be used in virtually any shooting situation that may arise. Other features include optical image stabilization (naturally), a rotating 2.7" LCD, a hot shoe, manual and automatic controls, and a 720p movie recording with stereo sound and use of the optical zoom.
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review

Digital Camera Review
16 November 2010
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS was designed as the ultimate general purpose digicam - this camera can capture images of just about anything - from expansive ultra-wide landscapes to super telephoto close-ups. The SX30 IS should also appeal to family photographers whose children are involved in youth sports and aspiring wildlife/nature photographers looking for a light, fairly compact, all-in-one camera with lots of reach.
  • Pros: Longest optical zoom in the world, 720p HD video, Feature-rich
  • Cons: Slightly soft images, Expensive
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 8
Features 10
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review

What Digital Camera
7 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Canon's Longest zoom compact , the Canon PowerShot SX30IS offers a 35x range, but does it still deliver on quality?
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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Steve's Digicams
27 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Canon has finally released the successor to their popular PowerShot SX20 IS from last year, with the all new PowerShot SX30 IS. While many of the SX30's core features are similar to it's sibling, Canon has completely redesigned the exterior of this camera, along with adding some awesome new features. These included increased resolution up to 14-megapixels, a larger 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD screen, and more importantly the World's first 35x optical zoom lens unit.
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