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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review

Is the new Canon SX30 the best bridge camera?

These images reveal the noise and the effects of the SX30's noise reduction system at each of the ISO settings from ISO 80 to ISO 1600. Each image is cropped at 100% to better illustrate the changes.

ISO 80 main

ISO 80

ISO 80 crop

ISO 100

ISO 100 crop

ISO 200

ISO 200 crop

ISO 400

ISO 400 crop

ISO 800

ISO 800 crop

ISO 1600

ISO 1600 crop

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot SX
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom35x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)601 g
Minimum Focus Distance0 nm
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Height92.4 mm
Width122.9 mm
Depth107.7 mm
Autofocus Points1
Product SeriesSX
Focal Length4.30 mm to 150.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelSX30 IS
Product NamePowerShot SX30 IS Bridge Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberSX30IS
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

PowerShot SX30 IS showcases Canon optical expertise with an ultra-wide 35x optical zoom. A 4.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer and Zoom Framing Assist make high zoom stills and HD movie shooting a breeze.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot SX30 IS Bridge Camera
  • NB-7L Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger CB-2LZE
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVCDC400ST
  • Neck Strap NS-DC4
  • Lens Cap
  • Digital Camera Solution Disc
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year