Canon PowerShot SX30 IS: Conclusions

November 16, 2010 by Howard Creech Reads (15,673)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 6
    • Features
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.25
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS was designed as the ultimate general purpose digicam – this camera can capture images of just about anything – from expansive ultra-wide landscapes to super telephoto close-ups. The SX30 IS should also appeal to family photographers whose children are involved in youth sports and aspiring wildlife/nature photographers looking for a light, fairly compact, all-in-one camera with lots of reach.

The SX30 has the potential to be a “best choice” digicam for those who can accept slightly soft images. Most photo enthusiasts will understand that no camera with a 35x zoom is going produce critically sharp images, even with the most advanced and effective digicam IS system in the industry.


  • Longest optical zoom in the world
  • 720p HD video 
  • Feature-rich


  • Slightly soft images
  • Expensive



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