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.
Good pictures, but slow focusing and shots. LCD failed so returning.
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.
Summary: I have spent some time trying to sort out the chromatic aberration (CA) which causes purple and green fringing around bright objects or for example leaves in a bright sky. This is particularly noticeable at wide angles. Fortunately it can be largely corrected if you have a suitable software package (e.g. Panotools as an add in to Adobe Photoshop Elements) with the resultant photos being OK.
Summary: While the image quality and performance isn't what you would expect if you were a profession photographer, it is sufficient for amatures and those alike. Easy to take portraits, landscapes and close-ups — decent all round camera.
Pros: Full Manual, Features, Versatile, Ergonomics
Summary: I had this camera for less than a fortnight and even then I didn't take it back earlier because I wasn't able to get to the shop. Yes, it's got a great zoom (it got a star for that). It is very impressive and images at 840 mm come out ok considering the distance. It's also got a great wide angle at 24 mm, which is welcomed. The stabilisation also manages well and hand-held shots at full telephoto aren't impossible.
Summary: Yo tengo una canon sx30is desde hace más de un año, debo haber sido de los primeros en adquirirlas, pues la compré en los últimos meses de 2010. Yo estoy muy lejos de ser un profesional de la fotografía y de ser también un aficionado avezado en el tema, pero sí puedo decirles categóricamente que en condiciones de poca luz la cámara deja mucho que desear, se hace casi imposible lograr una foto sin ruido.