Conclusion: 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.
Pros: First off, the most staggering thing about the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is that lens. With a 35x optical zoom, it's the 35mm equivalent of a 24-840mm lens – a focal range that would see you carrying bags full of incredibly pricey lenses on a regular digital SLR. Instead, the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a bridge camera, with a single non-interchangeable lens. It is a great lens, however, also packing in image stabilisation and an ultra sonic motor (USM) for zooming, to l...
Cons: The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS suffers from lag – when turning the camera on, and waiting for it to start up – and also when shooting. It can only manage two shots per second, which is poor if taking snaps of fast moving objects, and the zoom lens is also slow to react.
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 up to an 840mm super-telephoto giving it the longest zoom range of any consumer super-zoom on the market.
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. A 300mm lens on one of Canon’s own APS-C sensor DSLRs can only take your vision out to a competitively meagre 480mm.
Pros: Massive zoom range, Good manual controls, Exceptional detail levels, Very capable stabilisation
Cons: Average EVF, Best results at lower ISO settings
Conclusion: This is probably the best super-zoom we’ve had our hands on. There’s slight issues of noise indoors, the odd kink here and there that might have been a little smoother given an almost infinite amount of product development time but, ultimately, it is a winner. The PowerShot SX30 is a really good blend of power and fun and it’s just an all round entertaining camera to use.
Pros: Ridiculous zoom, good screen, bags of fun and very hard to take bad shots on
Cons: Too noisy at high ISO, the AF doesn’t always hit at high zoom
Summary: Objektivet går fra 28 til 840 mm. 28 mm er en svak vidvinkel og innebærer at du kan få med mer på bildet enn mange andre kameraer klarer. Men 840 mm tele i den andre enden er ekstremt. 400-500 mm er en kraftig tele, og her snakker vi altså om nesten det dobbelte. Det betyr at du kan zoome inn og få en person til å fylle hele bildet – selv om han/hun står omkring 100 meter unna.
Pros: Ekstrem zoom, Fin bildekvalitet, God bildestabilisator, Pris kontra ytelse