Canon Powershot A430 Review
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The PowerShot A430 digital camera comes equipped with eight Special Scene modes, including Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach and Fireworks and five Photo Effect modes, including Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, and Black & White. What's more, the PowerShot A430 digital camera is capable of recording VGA movies with sound for those times when a still picture just won't properly record the moment.
Named for their use of AA batteries, Canon's A-series digital cameras offer easy-to-use, high quality features to consumers looking to capture, save and share meaningful memories, personal milestones and family functions. The PowerShot A430 digital camera uses only two AA batteries, yet captures up to 360 shots according to CIPA standards with the LCD screen on when using rechargeable NiMH batteries.
The PowerShot A430 has many of the latest advances in Canon technology including the proprietary DIGIC II imaging processor. The processor enhances picture definition, vibrancy and quality, while helping increase the speed of the cameras' startup, autofocus, shutter response, playback and image processing speed and reducing power consumption by 35% compared to the original DIGIC chip.
Like all PowerShot digital cameras, the A430 works seamlessly with Canon's petite
SELPHY Compact Photo Printers such as the SELPHY CP510,
CP710 and CP600 models -
press the lighted Print/Share button, and within 58 seconds, images emerge. At 28
cents-per-print, printing photos directly from a digital camera is both easy and
Powershot A430 Features:
The A430 compared to a standard CD disc.
The Powershot A430 and the 5-megapixel Powershot A530
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PowerShot A430 Specifications
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 4.0 million|
|Image Sensor||1/3-inch type CCD
(Total number of pixels: Approx 4.2 million)
5.4 (W) - 21.6 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 39 - 156 mm)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 3.6x (Up to approx. 14x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
(From the front of the lens)
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to center)|
|Exposure Compensation||±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed||Auto*, ISO 64/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
|White Balance||Auto, pre-set (available settings: Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|Recording Media||SD memory card, MultiMediaCard
This camera tested with cards up to 2GB
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images)||
|Number of recording pixels (Movies)||
|Playback Modes||Single, Index (9 thumbnail images),
Magnified (approx. 10x (max.)) in LCD monitor,
Auto Play or Movie.
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
|Operating Temperature||0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 - 90 %|
|Dimensions||103 x 51.8 x 40.2 mm (4.06 x 2.04 x 1.58 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 160 g (5.64 oz.) (camera body only)|
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