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Canon PowerShot SD430 / Digital IXUS Wireless

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD430 / Digital IXUS Wireless. 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. People really like the price and portability. The durability and image quality also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD430 / Digital IXUS Wireless is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot SD430 / Digital IXUS Wireless


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD430 / Digital IXUS Wireless from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the durability.

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital Elph Wireless


The SD430 Digital Elph Wireless lets you wirelessly transmit photos to a computer, network, or printer.

Very good picture quality. Speedy performance.

Should include more ease-of-use features that help with connecting and troubleshooting wireless. Expensive for a 5MP camera. ; Watch the Canon PowerShot SD430 Video Review!

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Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

Powershot SD430 Digital Camera


The PowerShot SD430 Digital Elph Wireless is the latest in Canon's popular range of Digital Elph point-and-shoot cameras. Like many other camera companies, Canon has been adding wireless functionality to its cameras, and the SD430 comes with a built-in...

At $500, the SD430 is a bit on the expensive side for a 5-megapixel camera, and you seem to be paying a big premium for the wireless features. It's $100 more than the Nikon P2, which also includes wireless. However, in our tests the Canon had a slight...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

Canon PowerShot SD430 Camera Review - PCWorld


Stylish compact camera offers wireless connectivity, though it's pricey for a 5-megapixel model.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (

Canon PowerShot Digital Elph review


Canon PowerShot Digital Elph

Wi-Fi capability includes full remote control and capture; ultracompact design; excellent burst capabilities; low shutter lag.

Cannot e-mail from camera as with Kodak's EasyShare One; no remote capture via USB; few manual controls or scene modes; image quality far from stellar.

The Canon SD430 is the only consumer-level choice out there for wireless remote shooting and capture, but it's an otherwise average camera.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot SD430


Physical Views The SD430 compared to a standard CD disc. The Casio EX-Z57 and the Powershot SD430 Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD430 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (

Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital ELPH Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!


Wireless B printing with included WiFi adapter ; Vibrant, appealing color ; Good skin tones ; Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well ; Better than average exposure accuracy ; Good lens, generally low distortion (some chromatic...

WiFi transfers only to Windows systems ; Very inaccurate optical viewfinder ; Only white balance and EV compensation options in Manual mode ; Shutter response at telephoto focal lengths is a little slow ; Contrast is a little high, tends to lose...

Unlike other Canon PowerShot ELPH digicams, the SD430 "rocks." Stood on end like its cousins were designed to do, the Canon SD430 is actually resting on its slightly curved WiFi antenna. Following Nikon and Kodak into the WiFi-enabled digicam arena,...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital ELPH Wireless


Aside from the Wi-Fi, the SD430 is a lot like the PowerShot SD400, with a 5 Megapixel CCD, 2" LCD display, point-and-shoot operation, VGA movie mode, and a compact metal body

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Compact and stylish metal body ; Built-in Wi-Fi for wireless transmittal of photos to a PC or printer (though see issues below); Camera can be controlled wirelessly; Printer Adapter included (Nikon...

Some corner softness; noisy images at high ISO settings ; Redeye is a problem ; 100+ price premium for Wi-Fi ; Wi-Fi features aren't Mac compatible -- yet ; Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit ; Battery life isn't...

When it gets down to recommending the PowerShot SD430 things get a bit more difficult. If you're after a camera with Wi-Fi capabilities, and you use a Windows PC, then I'd recommend the camera without hesitation. If you think "well, that's cool, but I...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (

Canon Powershot SD430


If you are looking for a camera with above average performance and average image quality, than the Canon Powershot SD430 may be what you're looking for. It's not the speed or shot quality that makes this camera special, it's the WiFi capability that...

Jun, 2007

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Canon PowerShot SD430 (IXUS) Digital Camera Review


This is the first Canon wireless digicam, in Europe called IXUS wireless. With wireless direct printing using the SD430 digital camera, you are freed from the trouble of connecting your camera to a printer with a USB cable each time they want to print;...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

Canon PowerShot SD430 camera


The Canon SD430 is attractively styled, and has good image quality and zoom range. But considering its poor battery life and noisy operation, its price isn't entirely justified.

Good image quality; good zoom range; compact size

Poor battery life; zoom and focus mechanisms are noisy; expensive

The image quality of the 5-megapixel SD430was above average; test images were well exposed, with good color and plenty of detail. The zoom range is 5.8mm to 17mm (equivalent to 35mm to 105mm on a film camera). Battery life was unimpressive, though,...

Apr, 2006

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