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Canon PowerShot SX30IS


$430.00 Released September, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:35x zoom lens (equivalent to 24-840mm). Great bridge camera for the photography amateur wanting to step up to a more serious camera. Image stabilization system - up to 4.5 stops of improvement.

The Cons:Not a DSLR - lacks interchangeable lens, optical viewfinder, APS-C sized sensor, etc... Costs slightly more than the previous generation. Fairly large - the size and weight of an entry-level DSLR.

The Canon PowerShot SX30IS is a high-end point-and-shoot camera set to be released in September, 2010. According to the manufacturer, this is the world’s first camera with a 35x zoom lens. Also featured is a 14.1-megapixel CCD sensor, the same type commonly found in competing point-and-shoots.

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This camera will be able to produce exquisite detail at full magnification, but amateur photographers looking to capture far away subjects will likely find this PowerShot to be of use. Manual and semi-manual shooting modes are built-in, which can be manipulated through the 2.7-inch LCD screen or electronic viewfinder. For video, users can record up to 720p HD quality footage. A rechargeable battery is included in the box.

Features

  • 14.1 megapixel 1/2.3-inch type CCD sensor
  • 2.7” LCD screen
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 35x zoom lens
  • Zoom Framing Assist button
  • 720p video recording 
  • Manual / semi-manual shooting modes
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Mini-HDMI output

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Pros
  • 2

    35x zoom lens (equivalent to 24-840mm)

  • 2

    great bridge camera for the photography amateur wanting to step up to a more serious camera

  • 1

    image stabilization system - up to 4.5 stops of improvement

  • 1

    full manual control

  • 1

    shoots video in 720p high definition with stereo audio

  • 1

    HDMI port for direct playback of images and video on compatible HDTVs and displays

  • 1

    solid build quality

  • 1

    hot-shoe for additional flash accessory

  • 1

    optional lens filter adapter for use with 67mm filters

  • 1

    replaces the last generation SX20's AA batteries with a more capacious rechargeable lithium ion battery pack

  • 1

    flip out LCD display for getting odd-angle shots

  • 1

    records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash storage cards

Cons
  • 2

    not a DSLR - lacks interchangeable lens, optical viewfinder, APS-C sized sensor, etc...

  • 1

    costs slightly more than the previous generation

  • 1

    fairly large - the size and weight of an entry-level DSLR

  • 1

    no hard copy manual

  • 0

    lacks RAW capture

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