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.
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
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.
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review: This compact Canon camera has a massive 840mm zoom lens!
Good Gear Guide.au
19 January 2011
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a great digital camera for anyone who wants a big zoom. It has a zoom that can reach up to 840mm, and this means you can get very close to the action at sporting events and concerts. However, for best results you do need to use a tripod.
Pros: Huge zoom, decent image quality and faithful colour reproduction, manual features, decent high-def video capturing
Cons: Some noticeable chromatic aberration and noise, hard to frame scenes at full zoom unless using a tripod, screen and EVF could be better
Conclusion: The Canon Powershot SX30 IS is about more than just an extra long lens. There are plenty of features to get your teeth into and photo quality is very good too. If extreme zoom is something you need then this camera ticks all the right boxes.
Pros: Long lens - general features - picture quality