General

compared to recent digicams
"The PowerShot SX30 IS is a super-zoom truly worthy of the name. It will, without doubt, prove even more popular than its predecessors."
cameralabs.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$581.88
Announced
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September 2010
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Sensor

"The images aren't as sharp and detailed as they might be though, and there's an overall softness which, like the fringing, gets worse as you move out to the periphery of the frame"
cameralabs.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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CCD
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Sensor size
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1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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Megapixels
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14 MP
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Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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None

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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9.8 MP
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Native resolution
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4320 × 3240
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Pixel size
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2 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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2.7"
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Resolution
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230k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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Yes
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Lens

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Zoom
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35x
Wide angle
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24 mm
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Telephoto
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840 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.7
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Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.8
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Macro focus
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0.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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123×92×108 mm
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Depth
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4.3"
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Weight
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601 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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Digital
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Viewfinder size
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Unknown

Movies

"HD image quality is excellent and the stereo mics do a good job of picking up voices at distances of up to several metres."
cameralabs.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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720p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 15fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  3. 480p @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps

Features

compared to recent digicams
"Canon has improved the camera's optical image stabilisation claiming it's the most effective optical image stabilizer."
cameralabs.com | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Supports RAW
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No
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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320 ms
Battery life
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Unknown
Continuous shooting
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1.1 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/3200s
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Min
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15s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes
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Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. MMC
  2. MMCplus
  3. MMCplus (HD)
  4. SD
  5. SDHC
  6. SDXC