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Canon PowerShot S30

The PowerShot S30 is a sophisticated collaboration of modern design and state-of-the-art digital technology that delivers astonishing resolution and b...

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Excellent

ProRange of features, capability, reliability

ConsPoor battery life, expensive extras

I got this camera to do my honours project at University a year ago. I needed something that could adapt to different light conditiions very well and quickly, as well as obviously taking good shots. I used a friends Canon after my terrible HP couldn't cut it anymore and I was very impressed. The...

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Excellent

“Great pictures”

published 13/05/2003

ProGreat pictures

Consno carry case as STD.

The first thing that strikes you about the S30 & S40 cameras is the finish. The camera's case is metal, finished in a brushed alloy effect and button lay out is good. The S30 and S40 are identical except for 2 details, the S30 is a 3.2M pixel camera and the S40 is a 4.0M pixel camera. Secondly...

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Super

“Long-term use of Canon S30”

published 11/03/2004

ProManual features, sturdy, excellent pictures

ConsUmm...too big?

I thought I'd write a review of this camera from the point of view of a long-term assessment of its performance (rather than most out of the box type things). I have to say that I love my camera, and ever since I bought have not used either of my 35mm cameras. The S30 has a lovely polished look...

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Excellent

“Very robust camera”

published 12/10/2004

Procompact, robust, lots of features

Consrelatively heavy

Brough this camera in 2003 for the followings: 3.2Mpixel (average spec) and 3X optical zoom at a very reasonable price - £280. Capability to use IBM microdrive (type II media card) which is cheaper than compact flash card with similar capacity at that time. Capable of shooting movies - as a low...

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Excellent

“Fantastic”

published 18/01/2004

ProBuilt in camcorder facility (30secs)

ConsLittle heavy

The Canon Powershot S30! Well what can I say? This camera is fantastic! It is very versatile. It has many fantastic options including black and white pictures, Utopia, 30 second camcorder facility, multiple flashes, Fantastic! It takes absolutely brilliant resolution pictures. The great thing is...

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Excellent

“Amazing camera for the size”

published 01/12/2005

ProThe Feature Set

ConsThe multifunction button

This camera is the benchmark for all other amateur/semi pro cameras. The build quality is superb. I dropped mine from a reasonable height and not a dint (don't try that at home). The first thing that catches your eye is the feature set. It's got every mode you could wish for from point and shoot...

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Super

ProPowerful, light, many features

ConsPrice is Too High

I think that This camera has the best features that there is to offer, however the price is hugh. IF you have the money, I highly recomend getting this camera. It is one, if not the best on the market today. If this camera could be cheaper, I would be much happier. The camera functions are the...

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Product Information : Canon PowerShot S30

Manufacturer's product description

The PowerShot S30 is a sophisticated collaboration of modern design and state-of-the-art digital technology that delivers astonishing resolution and brilliance. PowerShot S30 boasts a powerful 3.2-megapixel CCD. So what does this mean in practical terms? The camera creates postcard-size images so densely detailed that the pixels are invisible to the human eye. Now you can enjoy all the exciting options digital technology gives you, and get rich, radiant, film-like image quality. From close-up snaps to panoramic vistas, the S30's speedy, responsive zoom is right there to make your vision happen. A built-in digital teleconverter takes the 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35 to 105mm in a 35mm camera) smoothly all the way up to 10x. Legendary Canon optics ensures a clear, brilliant shot every time. Fun capabilities like movie mode and Voice Memo make the PowerShot S30 portable entertainment. The S30 is fully compatible with Canon's Direct Print System - just connect a cable from your camera to one of these printers - no computer necessary. Using Direct Print mode on the S30 digital camera, you can easily crop and resize images, even add the date if you choose. Make your PowerShot S30 all your own by choosing the look of the start-up screen and the sounds it makes for start-up, shutter, self-timer and more with the new My Camera function.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon PowerShot S30 - digital camera, Canon PowerShot S30 - digital camera - with Canon S820D

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 7.1 - 21.3 mm - f/2.8-4.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Digital Zoom: 3.2 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 570 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video

Colour: Metallic silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.2 cm x 4.2 cm x 5.8 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Bundled with: Canon S820D Photo Printer

General

MPN: 7299A008AA, 7299A002, 4042685, 7299A007, 7299A024

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Metallic silver

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 3,300,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 3,200,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.8"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 3.2 x

Auto Focus: Active, TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 3

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW

AV Interfaces: Component video

Bundled with: Canon S820D Photo Printer

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, spot AF area, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, slow shutter, night mode, stitch assist, sports mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Saturation

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3 EV step

X-sync Speed: 1/250sec

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 7.1 - 21.3 mm - f/2.8-4.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 35 - 105mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Macro Focus Range: 10-80cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 7 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: Flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.35 m - 4.8 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2 frames per second, 3 frames per second

Additional Features: Audio recording, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, AE/FE lock

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Field Coverage: 82%

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 117,600 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, hand strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Body Material: Aluminium

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 570 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash

Included Memory Card: 16 MB CompactFlash

Image Storage: 2048 x 1536 : 5 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 2048 x 1536 : 8 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 2048 x 1536 : 16 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 2048 x 1536 : 32 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 1600 x 1200 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 1600 x 1200 : 52 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 1024 x 768 : 25 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 1024 x 768 : 46 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 1024 x 768 : 84 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine 640 x 480 : 58 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine 640 x 480 : 94 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal 640 x 480 : 165 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 61 sec - with 16MB card ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 223 sec - with 16MB card ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 30 sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 120 sec - max clip duration

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 11.2 cm

Depth: 4.2 cm

Height: 5.8 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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