Canon Powershot SD430 Review

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Canon Powershot SD430




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Canon Powershot SD430

When you connect the camera to your computer via the USB port it will automatically initiate the CameraWindow interface shown above with four tab options:

  • Acquire Images - download your images to the computer

  • Print - print photos with printer attached to the computer

  • Set to Camera - change your MyCamera startup options, start a Slide Show, make changes to the camera settings or Upload images to the camera

  • Remote shooting - capture images wirelessly from the SD430 (see below)





Canon Powershot SD430

Image Download is a simple and fast thanks to the USB 2.0 interface. You can change the output folder and sub-folder location in ZoomBrowser. It can be set to save images in a new sub-folder using the capture date or other parameters. This options transfers ALL files in the camera, if you want to selectively download images then use the Select Images option (see next frame).




Canon Powershot SD430

This screen lets you see thumbnails and view any of the images in the camera. You can selectively tag and transfer as many images as desired. You can also launch ZoomBrowser to print or view or tag images to be resized and sent via email.





ZoomBrowser EX

Organize, Edit, Print, Email


Canon Powershot SD430

Zoom Browser is like a graphical Explorer for your image files. It has three main display modes: Zoom Mode (shown here), Scroll Mode and Preview Mode (shown below). You can double-click to view an image or movie or use the Task Menu on the left side to:

    Acquire & Camera Settings - same as the CameraWindow options: Acquire Images, Set to Camera and Remote shooting.

    View & Classify - Slide Show, Rename Multiple Files, Classify into Folder and Search

    Edit - Edit Image, Edit Movie and Process RAW Images

    Export - Export Still Images, Export Movies, Export Shooting Properties, Export as a Screen Saver, Export as a Wallpaper, Backup to CD

    Print - Easy Photo Print, Layout Print, Contact Sheet Print

    Internet - Email Images, downsize, compress and email images



Canon Powershot SD430

Scroll Mode



Canon Powershot SD430

Preview Mode





Canon Powershot SD430

You can view one, two, three or four images in the View window. Images can be synchronized (locked) as shown here for side-by-side comparisons regardless of the display magnification.



Canon Powershot SD430

Image Correction lets you adjust RGB color, brightness, saturation and contrast.




Canon Powershot SD430

RedEye Correction lets you automatically/manually fix most instances of flash red-eye.




Canon Powershot SD430

Select a thumbnail and click on Properties to display image info.





RemoteCapture Task

Capture via Wireless Interface



Canon Powershot SD430 Digital ELPH

The SD430 lets you wirelessly capture and transfer images up to 100 feet away (depending on environment) with a WiFi-equipped computer or laptop running Windows XP SP2. The capture interface features a realtime viewfinder display and lets you change all of the exposure settings and zoom the lens in and out.



Canon Powershot SD430 Digital ELPH

The images captured can be instantly transmitted or stored on the camera's SD card. It only takes about 5-6 seconds to transmit a 5-megapixel image to your computer. The photos appear in a full-screen window and are automatically stored in a folder dated according to capture time and are immediately available in ZoomBrowser.


Canon Powershot SD430

Select the video output options desired


Canon Powershot SD430

Setup interval/timer or timer capture


Canon Powershot SD430








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