Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Canon

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 20, 2010, 7:48 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 14
Default SX30 - Incredible 35x zoom

I've been waiting for this one. 35X zoom is impressive, but I think tripod is needed at 35x zoom. I have tired the SX30's zoom ( http://canon-sx30.blogspot.com/ ) and I am satisfy with the results. I'm surprised they didn't bump the video up to 1080 though. Not a deal breaker, just something I was expecting from this model.

Also there is no Superfine mode which was also lacking on the SX20 but at least you can install CHDK hack in your SX20 and shoot in Superfine and Raw.
karl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 20, 2010, 2:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
idenny's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 219

idenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2010, 2:21 PM   #3
Super Moderator
Mark1616's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,396

There is a lot already in this thread Canon SX30IS 35x zoom announced : woooow
Any problems with a post or thread please use the report button at the bottom left of the post and the team will help sort it out.

Have fun everyone!

See what I'm up to visit my Plymouth Wedding Photography
site or go to my blog.
Mark1616 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2010, 1:35 PM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 55

Karl - I recently purchased the SX30 and you do not need a tripod at 35x zoom...and I have shakey hands! The IS on this camera is incredible. I've also taken hand held flash indoor shots at 1/15 second with no visible shake. And I've taken 140x hand held zoom shots that are as sharp at those taken at 35x. (If it's not windy, of course!) I just wish the indoor flash shots were decent. I can live without low light non flash shots but I really want good indoor flash shots. Not sure it's possible without external flash with this camera. Other than the indoor flash issues I love this camera. (High ISO noise is horrible but using Shutter Priority and ISO 100 takes care of the noise.)
MaryRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 2010, 10:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
Scouse's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Camano Island, WA.
Posts: 2,328

Good zoom isn't it. I took it (The SX30) to the park last night. This first shot, the sailboat was on full zoom 35X. The boat has to be over a mile away but you can still make out detail. The rest were just test shots. I agree the indoor flash isn't good except fairly close up
It's going to be a good little camera for my daughter.
Attached Images
"You are who you pretend to be."
Kurt Vonnegut Jnr.

Last edited by Scouse; Oct 29, 2010 at 11:03 PM.
Scouse is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:04 PM.