Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review

Overall Score

45

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-840 mm (35x) F2.7-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 123 x 92 x 108 mm, 601g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: PowerShot SX20 IS
  • Replaced by: PowerShot SX40 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Overview


First introduced in September, 2010, Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon SX20 IS with PowerShot SX30 IS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX30 IS with Canon SX20 IS

Canon replaced PowerShot SX30 IS with Canon SX40 HS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX30 IS with Canon SX40 HS


Canon SX30 IS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX30 IS ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Canon SX30 IS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SX30 IS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX30 IS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
1/3200s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
5.8 Lens at Tele
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.7
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS has an Overall Score of 45/100 and ranked #254 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #635 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX30 IS Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
52
Value for money score
62
Portability score
75
Overall score
45
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX30 IS


Canon PowerShot SX30 IS weighs 601g and has external dimensions of 123 x 92 x 108mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX30 IS is 209 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX30 IS
601g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX30 IS
108mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX30 IS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX30 IS Dimensions PowerShot SX30 IS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 601 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Canon SX40 HS 600 g 601 g 123 x 92 x 108 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 601 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Canon SX20 IS 600 g 601 g 128 x 88 x 87 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 601 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Nikon Coolpix P510 Nikon P510 555 g 601 g 120 x 83 x 102 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Canon EOS T6 Canon T6 485 g 601 g 129 x 101 x 78 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Canon SX10 IS 600 g 601 g 128 x 88 x 87 mm 123 x 92 x 108 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX30 IS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX30 IS
Announced September, 2010
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 0
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NB-7L
Physical
Weight 601 g
Physical Dimensions 123 x 92 x 108 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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