Canon Powershot SD430 Review
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You can also wirelessly download images from this 5.0 megapixel, 3X optical zoom digital camera to a compatible Windows XP computer, or even operate the camera remotely from as far away as 100 feet. The SD430 is also sure to be a hit at parties where friends will be amazed as images are automatically transferred wirelessly from the camera to a computer display while the party is still in full swing. A straightforward user interface on the SD430 makes using all the wireless features on this digital camera a snap.
Using the IEEE802.11b Wi-Fi standard, the SD430 digital camera can transmit a 5.0 megapixel image file to a compatible Canon SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer at high speed in approximately six seconds. With wireless direct printing using the SD430 digital camera, consumers are freed from the trouble of connecting their camera to a printer with a USB cable each time they want to print.
Along with its technical innovations, the new PowerShot SD430 Digital ELPH Wireless sports a snazzy new design with sharp edges, a soft sloping shape and a blinking blue light visible from the front or rear of the camera to indicate when wireless transmission is occurring. The SD430's new "Slit & Frame" design splits it into a camera section and an antenna section suggesting the elegance of the DIGITAL ELPH line with the high-tech innovation of its wireless capabilities.
The SD430 features Canon's exclusive Intelligent Orientation Sensor/9-point AiAF autofocus system that allows the camera to automatically detect vertical or horizontal direction and accurately detect and focus on subjects within the 9-point focusing frame. The proprietary DIGIC II imaging processor enhances picture definition, vibrancy and quality, while helping increase the speed of the cameras' startup, autofocus, shutter response, playback and image processing speed while reducing power consumption. Image transfer speed is accelerated thanks to the inclusion of a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port.
Like all PowerShot digital cameras, the SD430 works seamlessly with Canon's
petite SELPHY Compact Photo Printers - an essential PowerShot accessory. Consumers connect
their PowerShot digital camera to a SELPHY printer - such as the new SELPHY CP510, CP710
and CP600 models - press the lighted Print/Share button, and within seconds Print speed
based on average output speed achieved during product testing with DIGIC II processor
embedded Canon PowerShot digital cameras.
Powershot SD430 Features:
The Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital ELPH Wireless digital camera is scheduled to be
available in the U.S. by the end of January 2006 at an estimated selling price of
The SD430 compared to a standard CD disc.
The Casio EX-Z57 and the Powershot SD430
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PowerShot SD430 Specifications
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 5.0 million|
|Image Sensor||1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx.5.3 million)|
|Lens||5.8 (W)-17.4 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 (W)-105 (T) mm) f/2.8 (W)-f/4.9 (T)|
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.0-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|
|Shutter Speeds||15-1/1500 sec. The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode. Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.|
|Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to center)|
|Exposure Compensation||± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed||Auto (camera automatically sets the optimal speed.), ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent|
|White Balance||Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, 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|
: Auto, Manual1, Digital macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, My Colors
Scene Mode2, Stitch assist3
: Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors
1Long shutter mode available
2Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks
3Selectable from Rec. menu in manual mode.
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 2.1 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|PC-controlled Shooting||Available (Wireless connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)|
|Recording Media||SD memory card/MultiMediaCard
This camera has been tested with SD memory cards through 2GB. All memory card functions cannot be guaranteed.
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images)|
|Number of Recording Pixels (Movies)||
640×480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320×240 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full
(can record up to a maximum of 1 GB at one time).
320×240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
160×120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Using super high-speed SD memory cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Jump (jumps to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of those sharing a certain shooting date, to movies, or to the first image in a folder. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Slide show or Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible).|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|My Camera Settings||Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, Self-timer sound, and shutter sound.|
|Wireless Channel||Channel 1-11|
|Security||Infrastructure: WEP64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES)
Adhoc: WEP64/128 bit (when connecting to computer)
AES (when connecting to WA-1N)
|Transmission range||Approx. 30 m (98.4 ft.) (However, make sure that there are no interfering obstacles between the devices.)
|Interface||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)|
|Power Source||Battery Pack NB-4L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable battery) AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10|
|Operating Temperature||0-40°C (32-104°F)|
|Operating Humidity||10-90 %|
|Dimensions||99.0× 54.4×21.7 mm (3.90×2.14×0.85 in.) (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 130 g (4.59 oz.) (camera body only)|
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