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Canon PowerShot SD30 Review
Date: Feb 13, 2006
Canon PowerShot SD30 Review is based on a production
model. All sample images are unretouched, except
review has been submitted to DIWA
Awards [Total: 70%].
6.3mm, Manual, Evaluative, 1/30sec., F3.2 and
The Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH
is a beautifully designed digital camera that
will feel at ease in those special occasion events.
Available in 4 metallic finishes, this camera
is more than a fashion item and also takes great
pictures with ease. Flash portrait pictures come
out very pleasant.
The Canon SD30 is ultra compact in size, and
its smooth design makes it fit easily into a jeans
pocket or small purse. Handling is very good thanks
to an elongated shape which gives adequate room
space for the right fingers to get a good grip.
There is no viewinder, but the 1.8-in. LCD is
quite clear with a good refresh rate for a smooth
The camera is quite fast, starting up in just
above 1 sec., and shot-to-shot time is also about
1 sec. There is no practical shutter lag. Autofocus
is precise and quick even in low-light thanks
to a very effective AF-assist Illuminator. 16
Shooting Modes ensure that most picture-taking
situations are automated.
The Canon PowerShot SD30 comes with a
Camera Station that is very handy to recharge
the battery and transfer images to your computer.
A remote controller is also provided and can be
used when the camera is on the station.
See if you fit the Canon PowerShot SD30 User
||Desire a quality 5.0 MP
resolution point-and-shoot digital camera.
||Want an ultra compact,
Certified digital camera (small
fashion purse, jeans pocket).
||Have no problem with small
buttons and dial as long as they are
precise and responsive.
||Able to hold a small camera
steady and gentle with shutter release.
||Like the WOW! Factor:
this camera makes a fashion statement
and will be as well (or even better)
elegantly dressed than you'd ever be
at formal dress occasions.
||Do not need more exposure
flexibility and are quite happy with
the limitations of a point-and-shoot.