Exceed your ambitions with 35x zoom
PowerShot SX30 IS showcases Canon optical expertise with an ultra-wide 35x optical zoom. A 4.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer and Zoom Framing Assist make high zoom stills and HD movie shooting a breeze.
A huge optical zoom range combined with an ultra wide-angle view provides nearly every focal length you’ll need (24-840mm). From wide landscapes and indoor scenes to long range close-ups, it’s a camera for every occasion.
A powerful optical Image Stabilizer provides a range-leading 4.5 stops compensation and allows you to capture sharp images in low light or when using very long focal lengths.
A high-resolution sensor allows printing of very large A2+ prints for impressive displays. It also makes it possible to crop extensively and still get a great shot from a wider scene.
The vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD enables easy framing from difficult angles and thanks to Canon’s Quick-bright mode, shooting and viewing in harsh sunlight is made easy at the touch of a button
High quality HD movies (720p) are recorded in stereo sound with Dynamic optical Image Stabilizer for steadier pictures even when moving. The lens’ Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) ensures accurate and silent zooming while Smart Auto optimises movie results from 21 different scenes.
Smart Auto selects settings from 28 different scenes allowing you to take great pictures without having to worry about the settings. The camera automatically analyses the subject and decides what is best for optimum results.
New shooting modes have been added to make creative experimentation more enjoyable. Give the impression of a smaller scale with Miniature Effect, get better results with Low Light mode and take full control with Manual modes.
When shooting with maximum zoom it can be difficult to keep track of a distant subject. At the press of a button Zoom Framing Assist quickly zooms out of the scene - permitting the user to find the subject and put it back in the original frame - then zooms back in the moment the button is released.
Servo AF/AE constantly adjusts focus and exposure on moving subjects allowing you to capture them with great clarity and brightness.
Optional accessories include a Lens Filter Adapter with 67mm thread for attaching lens filters while its concealed hot-shoe is compatible with the Canon Speedlite range of flash units.
|Type||1/2.3 type CCD|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 14.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.3 - 150.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 - 840 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 35x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 140x|
|Construction||13 elements in 10 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 1 UD lens and 1 double-sided aspherical lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type), 4.5-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)|
|Ultrasonic Motor (USM)||Yes, zoom|
|AF System/ Points||Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹|
|AF Point Selection||Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|AEB||1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1 - 1/3200 sec. (factory default) |
15 - 1/3200 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Approx. 202,000 dots|
|Monitor||Vari-angle 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Manual Power Adjustment||3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II )|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm - 5.8 m (W) / 1.4 m - 2.8 m (T|
|External Flash||E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹|
|Modes||Auto*, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom1, Custom2, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, SCN ( Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Low Light (2.0MP), Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stich Assist), Movie *with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.3 shots/sec.¹, AF: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 4320 x 3240, (M1) 3072 x 2304, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3744 x 2104. Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)|
|Movies||(HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps |
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
|Movie Length||Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)¹ |
Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (L, M)²
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Histogram||Yes, live histogram|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x - 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.4 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-7L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 370 shots¹ |
Approx. 600 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, Power adapter ACK-DC50|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Case DCC-850|
|Lenses||Filter Adapter FA-DC67A (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (including 220EX, 270EX, 430EX II, 580EX II¹) |
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
Speedlite bracket SB-E2
Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50|
|Other||Lens Hood LH-DC60 |
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
|Operating Environment||0 - 40°C, 10 - 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 601 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.|
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability.|
|External Flash||¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30 fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30 fps Speed Class 6
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|
|Flash||¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.|