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.
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: The super-zoom is not the most exciting category of compact around at the moment, but the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS does an excellent job of shaking up the party. To give it its dues, it’s not just a super-zoom, it’s currently the super-zoom with the most super of zooms of them all. It’s a 24-840mm equivalent lens that runs from an aperture of F/2.7-5.8 and feels almost embarrassingly phallic to have at the full 35x magnified extension.
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