With a huge 35x optical zoom lens and 14.1-million-pixel sensor, the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS could be the most exciting bridge camera we’ve ever seen. Richard Sibley finds out just how good it really is

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review


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Our verdict

Canon Powershot SX30The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is a great travel camera let down a little by having an overpopulated sensor.

However, for many people this camera could be the ideal first step into photography.




Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
White Balance:Auto, 6 presets and manual
Output Size:4320x3240 pixels
LCD:2.7in, 230,000 dots
Sensor:14.1-million-pixel CCD sensor
Exposure Modes:PASM plus 16 scene modes
Weight:601g (including battery and memory card)
Power:Rechargeable NB-7L
Lens:24-840mm (equivalent)
File Format:JPEG, MOV video
Focusing Modes:Manual, flexizone, 1-point AF, face detection, tracking
Metering System:Evaluative, centreweighted, spot and face detection
  1. 1. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review - Introduction
  2. 2. Build, Handling & Performance
  3. 3. Image quality
  4. 4. Our verdict
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