Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a compact camera but with SLR-style grip and attractive features and functions, such as zoom exceptional, high resolution, the width of the lens, the swiveling display, manual controls, viewfinder, the HD movies and various graphical effects.
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.
Summary: The public’s ongoing love affair with portable high-tech gadgets is beyond doubt. On-the-go people who talk (and text) on cell phones, listen to music (and watch videos) on MP3 players and shoot pictures and/or video clips with digital cameras while they work, walk, run, shop, drive, relax and watch...
Pros: Long optical zoom, 720p HD video, Feature-rich
Cons: Slightly soft images, Expensive, Noise at ISO 400
Summary: The Canon Powershot SX30 IS is
a 14 Megapixel super-zoom with a 35x optical zoom lens and a fully articulated 2.7in screen.
An update to the hugely successful PowerShot SX20 IS, it adds significantly to the older model's zoom range at both ends with a 24mm ultra-wide-angle extending a long, long way...
Excerpt: 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 themselves.
Excerpt: Ashley Kramer zooms in on this compact To a DSLR user, the zoom range on a modern superzoom compact camera is a thing of wonder. Take Canon’s PowerShot SX30IS for example. To match the 24mm wide angle aspect of the lens is easy enough but to reach out all the way to 840mm takes some doing.
Pros: Massive zoom range, Good manual controls, Exceptional detail levels, Very capable stabilisation
Cons: Average EVF, Best results at lower ISO settings