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Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the design and shutter are generally positive. The viewfinder and durability also get good views, but some have doubts about the performance and lens.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and size. Many are negative about the lens and performance.

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image quality, usability, performance, lens

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital Elph

 

Megapixels: 5, Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Secure Digital, Maximum Re...

Very portable, lightweight, and stylish. Good daylight picture quality.

Small LCD. Average performance. Poor video features.

The Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital Elph makes a nice impression, but its packaging may outshine its performance.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH

 

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH

Aug, 2005

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD30

 

The PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH incorporates a great measure of functional beauty and sense of lightness, thanks to the adoption of the latest design techniques and new color variations. The PowerShot SD30 includes a full range of high-performance feature

Bottom line - if you're in the market for a stylish little point-n-shoot that can be tucked away just about anywhere, the Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital Elph might be the camera for you. It offers great image quality and performance, all with the features a

Jun, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon Digital IXUS i Zoom review

 

Canon announced a massive introduction at the end of August 2005; from digital compact cameras to digital SLRs completed with an entire range of printers. In between all these new products, the Canon Digital IXUS i5 received a brother, the Digital IXUS...

The Canon Digital IXUS i Zoom is a descendant of the already famous digital IXUS family. Its very compact and stylishly designed; a real eye-catcher. The camera is easy to use; the compact dimensions with the size of a cell phone enable carrying the...

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30

 

The new Canon PowerShot SD30 features the great looks and sharp design that are a signature of Canon's ELPH cameras. The "Perpetual Curve Design" of the SD30 has few flat surfaces or right-angled corners on the camera body -- consequently giving it a...

Compact size, Solid build, In-camera image stabilization makes all lenses better for low light shooting, Same sensor as 7D, Kit lens covers 18-70mm 35mm equivalent range, Very good to excellent low-light capability, Excellent battery life, Decent...

Proprietary hot shoe, No PC sync port, No video recording (a fact of life with SLRs), Hand grip may be uncomfortably small for some users, Image noise slightly high at ISO 1600, RAW+JPEG option only saves fine-mode JPEGs. (But that's not a bad...

The Canon SD30 features a 2.4x, 6.3-14.9mm zoom lens, equivalent to a 38-90mm zoom on a 35mm camera. Aperture is automatically controlled, but the maximum setting ranges from f/3.2 at full wide angle to f/5.4 at full telephoto. A maximum 4x digital...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH

 

The PowerShot SD30 ($399) is smaller than most of the ultra-compact cameras out there, and it really can go anywhere that you do. It also comes in four colors, so you can find one that fits your personality. How does the SD30perform? Find out in our...

Very good photo quality in good lighting ; Compact, stylish body comes in four colors ; Unlimited continuous shooting mode ; LCD visible in low light ; AF-assist lamp ; Includes camera dock with remote control for viewing photos on your television ;...

Some corner softness; noise in long exposures is above average ; Weak flash ; Redeye is a big problem ; Unimpressive movie mode ; Dock required for USB and A/V output ; Battery life could be better ; Tiny memory card included with camera

If you want a camera that you can carry around for everyday outdoor shots, then I can recommend the PowerShot SD30. If you're looking for something small that performs when you need to use the flash, you'll likely be disappointed with the SD30. While...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30

 

The Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH is here - This time with optical zoom, a larger LCD, a new faster processor and a more stylish design.

Ultra-compact and stylish ; Camera dock and remote control included ; Great LCD performance ; Extremely fast ; Unlimited continuous shooting ; Overall sharp photos

Weak flash ; Limited manual controls ; Few external controls (ie. zoom controller is combined with 4 way controller) ; Movies, though unlimited, are choppy ; So-so battery life ; Red-eye ; Some soft edges

The Canon SD30 is one stylish, ultra-compact camera which is head-turning, though it lacks "real" manual controls and has a weak flash. The SD30 is fast and has a great LCD. Photos are great but a little noisy and there's lots of red-eye. Also, the...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon IXUS i zoom

 

Canon's 5 megapixel IXUS i zoom is one of the best looking camera models we've ever seen. It is tiny and cased matte black metal with silver rimming, ...

Cool enough for James Bond, good features, nice button layout

Images could use a little work, requires a cradle

Perfect for the fashion conscious buyer, this little great looking camera performs most functions adequately.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Canon Digital Ixus I zoom review

 

The Ixus i zoom is a snapshot camera with a passable movie mode of 640x480 and 10fps and a nice range of colourful suits

The AF could do with being a bit quicker, and a longer zoom would be good, but it’s still a gem

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Spencer Dalziel (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Digital Ixus i zoom

 

While Canon's ultracompact Ixus digicams have tended to be pricey and somewhat short on features, the models are invariably innovative, beautifully designed and easy to use, producing great automatic images for point-and-shooters who want compact...

This is one of the best ultracompacts around. If you want a simple point-and-shooter that looks amazing, feels great to use and takes top shots, the i zoom can't be beaten. Just remember you're paying a premium for the styling and don't expect a huge...

Feb, 2006

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