Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot A430

 
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Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera Review

The entry-level PowerShot A430 model offers higher resolution and a longer optical zoom among its feature enhancements and it is available in four fun colors with a 4.0 Megapixel CCD, 4.0x optical zoom, 15 shooting modes, VGA movies with sound, AV out and flexible 9-point AiAF focusing. PowerShot A430 digital camera can shoot up to 2.3 frames per second and has an array of 14 shooting modes. PowerShot A430 includes Canon's acclaimed DIGIC II processor which enhances picture definition, vibrancy, and quality, enhanced the 'My Colors' mode, highly responsive controls, Canon's petite SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, superb image quality, iSAPS technology for rapid processing speeds, increased speed of the cameras' startup, autofocus, shutter response, playback, and image processing speed.


Camera Effective Pixels Approx.4.0 million
Image Sensor 1/3-inch type CCD
(Total number of pixels: Approx 4.2 million) 
Lens 5.4 (W) - 21.6 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 39 - 156 mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T) 
Digital Zoom Still Images: Approx. 3.6x (Up to approx. 14x in combination with the optical zoom)
Movies (available in Standard mode only): Approx. 2.0 (Up to approx. 7.9 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. 77,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance (From the front of the lens) Normal: 47 cm (1.5 ft.) - infinity
Macro: 5 - 47 cm (W)/25 - 47 cm (T)
(2.0 in. - 1.5 ft. (W)/9.8 in. - 1.5 ft. (T))
Super Macro: 1 - 5 cm (W) (0.39 in. - 2.0 in) (W)
Infinity: 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) - infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 1 - 1/2000 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode. Slow shutter speeds of 1 to 1/6 sec. operate with noise reduction.
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 for each shooting mode.
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Range Normal: 1.5-9.8 ft./47cm-3.0m (W), 1.5-6.6 ft./47cm-2.0m (T)
Macro: 1.0-1.5 ft./30-47cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation Not available
Shooting Modes Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Super Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control Not available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.3 fps
Storage Media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Erase Modes Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface USB (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Power Source 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 90 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 360 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Playback Time Approx. 600 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 720 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.06 x 2.04 x 1.58 in. / 103.0 x 51.8 x 40.2mm
Weight Approx. 5.64 oz. / 160g (camera body only)

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