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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Tristan2012, DP Review
10 January 2012
Overall 6
6.0

"I have an S3 that takes much sharper pictures."

SamIamNaught, CNET
27 December 2011
  • Pros: Powerful zoom. Light weight compared to a DSLR
  • Cons: I am guessing that the sensor size didn't increase as much as the megapixels when compared to the S3. The program mode severly overexposes the photos.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

twinsen, DP Review
19 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Of all the Canon cameras (6) compacts and SLRs I have owned this is undoubtedly the most disappointing. This is not a camera you can give to someone in AUTO mode and know that the result will be good. Chances are it will be grainy, especially in lower light conditions. When you shoot in high contrast situations, expect all your straight edges throughout the frame to have green and magenta edges (chromatic aberration.
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Overall 6
6.0

"sx30 is not up to par"

1laural, CNET
15 April 2011
  • Pros: Lots of features and long lens, well built
  • Cons: soft pictures and not sharp at long telephoto.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Had it for a month and ended up selling on ebay."

gtwerra, CNET
21 February 2011
  • Pros: Zoom is awesome and I found this to be a very good camera for video.
  • Cons: IQ was not up to Canon standards and the pics from my previous SX10 were actually better quality.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Indoor Quality not good"

mjane13, CNET
31 January 2011
  • Pros: My outside pics are great
  • Cons: Inside pics are fuzzy and have a yellow tint.
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Overall 6
6.0

"The quality of the pictures is not consistent."

sarod922, CNET
22 December 2010
  • Pros: 35x Zoom, 14 megapixels, Swivel Screen
  • Cons: Cnet was right. The pictures are generally soft, very basic features - not worth $369.00, and the quality of the pictures is not consistent. I definitely wouldn't say that it takes very good pictures.
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Overall 6
6.0

A Step Back From the SX10IS; Superior Zoom, Poor Image Quality

Ryan S. Sarver "jzerot1437", Amazon
3 November 2010
  • Summary: About a year and a half ago I purchased the Canon SX10IS, but even before that I was an owner of the S3IS--in many ways the predecessor to the SX Superzoom line. The SX10IS produced some amazing shots of my trip to Italy, New York City's Halloween Parade, and just general scenery I shot in my spare time.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nothing but smoke and mirrors......

freestyleFrEaK, Amazon
19 October 2010
  • Summary: I purchased a new SX30is as a replacement and upgrade to my SX20is I had for 8 months. The 24 mm wide angle and 35X optical zoom looked quite appealing to me however reading the fact the megapixels had been bumped up to 14.1 (from the 12.1 in the SX20is) on the same image sensor had me concerned about the picture quality this new Canon SX30is had to offer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good pictures, but slow focusing and shots. LCD failed so returning.

Pete, Amazon
3 January 2012
  • Summary: Bought this camera after much research. I had a Canon Ixus point-and-shoot camera for many years which only had a 3x zoom, and wasn't overly impressed with its photos but did take lots of video which seemed very good for the size of camera - eventually its died so I thought I'd go for something with better zoom, better photos and more manual adjustments.
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