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PowerShot SX30 IS

PowerShot SX30 IS

PowerShot SX30 IS

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Marketed August 2010

The new Canon PowerShot SX30 IS, incorporating the world’s first* optical 35x zoom lens, offers a wider zoom range—from 24 mm to 840 mm—and achieves a wider angle of view than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX20 IS released in August 2009. The camera is capable of recording HD 1,280 x 720 video at 30 fps with high-quality stereo sound, and offers such features as a Movie Button, Smart Auto Movie, and a Dynamic Mode. Delivering exceptional basic performance, the PowerShot SX30 IS combines Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor and a high-resolution 14.1-megapixel CCD sensor, and incorporates a 2.7-inch Vari-Angle Clear Live LCD V monitor with a wide-angle view.

* Among fixed-lens digital cameras. As of September 8, 2010

Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 14.1 million pixels
Lens Focal Length 35x zoom: 4.3 (W) – 150.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent:
24 (W) – 840 (T) mm)
Focusing Range 0 cm (0 in.) – infinity (W), 1.4 m (4.6 ft.) – infinity (T)
• Macro: 0 – 50 cm (W) (0 in. – 1.6 ft. (W))
Image Stabilizer System Lens-shift type
Imaging Processor DIGIC4
Electronic Viewfinder Effective pixels: approx. 202,000 dots (67,000 x 3)
• Brightness adjustment (5 levels), dioptric adjustment
LCD Monitor Type TFT color (wide viewing angle type)
Size 2.7 type
Effective Pixels Approx. 230,000 dots
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Features Brightness adjustment (5 levels), Quick-bright LCD
Variangle type (opening angle approx. 175°, rotational angle
approx. 270°)
Focus Control System Autofocus: Single (Continuous in Auto mode), Continuous AF,Servo AF (Servo AE)
Manual Focus
AF Frame Face Detect, Center, FlexiZone
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Compensation
(Still Images) /
Exposure Shift (Movies)
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output
Sensitivity, Recommended
Exposure Index)
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed 1 – 1/3200 sec.
15 – 1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Aperture Type Iris
f/number f/2.7 – f/8.0 (W), f/5.8 – f/8.0 (T)
Flash Modes Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Hot Shoe Available
Range 50 cm – 5.8 m (W), 1.4 – 2.8 m (T)
(1.6 – 19 ft. (W), 4.6 – 9.2 ft. (T))
Shooting Modes C2, C1, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, SCN*1,

*1 Smart Shutter*4,Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color
Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect,
Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
*2 Smart Auto available
*3 Standard, Miniature Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
*4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

Digital Zoom Still images/Movies: Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 140x in
combination with the optical zoom) Safety Zoom, Digital teleconverter
Continuous Shooting Mode Normal, AF, LV
Speed (Normal) Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (In P mode)
Approx. 3.6 shots/sec. (In Low Light mode)
Number of Shots (Approximate)
(CIPA compliant)
Approx. 400 shots (Viewfinder)
Approx. 370 shots (LCD Monitor)
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1)
Data Type Still Images Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images Large: 4320 x 3240, Medium 1: 3072 x 2304, Medium 2: 1600 x1200, Small: 640 x 480, Wide: 3744 x 2104
• Fixed to 1600 x 1200 when in Low Light
Movies Smart Auto, Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap: 1280 x 720
(30 fps*), 640 x 480 (30 fps*), 320 x 240 (30 fps*)
Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720 (Shooting: 6 fps/3 fps/1.5 fps,
Playback: 30 fps*2), 640 x 480 (Shooting: 6 fps/3 fps/1.5 fps,
Playback: 30 fps*2)

* Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Interface Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Analog audio output (stereo)
Analog video output (NTSC/PAL)
Direct Print Standard PictBridge
Power Source Battery Pack NB-7L
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50
Dimensions 122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7 mm ( 4.84 x 3.64 x 4.24 in.)
• CIPA compliant
Weight (CIPA compliant) Approx. 601 g (21.2 oz.) (Including the battery and memory
Approx. 552 g (19.5 oz.) (camera body only)