Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review

Is the new Canon SX30 the best bridge camera?

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a little bit special because its 35x optical zoom gives it a focal length range equivalent to 24-840mm

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man in boat

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Man in a canal boat, shot at 840mm: 1/400sec at f/5.8, ISO 200


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Shooting at the 24mm end of the Canon SX30's lens captures a stunning perspective, but note the canal boat on the opposite side of the river. That dot in the window on the right is the man in the image above, which demonstrates just how impressive the SX30's zoom range really is: 1/200sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

Veg stall

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Colours direct from the SX30 IS are generally quite vibrant as seen in this image using the Canon SX30's tilt and shift effect option: 1/500sec at f/4, ISO 80


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Again using the Canon PowerShot SX30's tilt and shift effect you can manipulate the size and orientation of the zone that's sharp: 1/125sec at f/4, ISO 320

low angle

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The hinged 2.7in articulated LCD screen on the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS makes it easier to shoot from a range of angles: 1/50sec at f/4, ISO 400