Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot SD430

 
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Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital Camera Review

Canon PowerShot SD430 is Canon's first digital camera which is equipped for wireless LAN transmission of image data. It offers high-speed wireless image-data transmission. Using only the print controls on the camera it enables users to print photographs from a printer connected to a PC. This digital camera has the features like an ultra-compact 3x zoom lens, high-resolution 5.0-megapixel CCD sensor, and the DIGIC II image engine for exceptional image quality and fast responsiveness.



Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5" 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" low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
Autofocus System TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance
(From the front of the lens)
- Normal: 30 cm (1.0 ft.)-infinity
- Macro: 3-50 cm (W)/30-50 cm (T) (1.2 in.-1.6 ft. (W)/1.0-1.6 ft. (T))
- Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)-infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 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 Control 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
Flash Range - Normal: 50 cm-3.5 m (1.6-1.2 ft.) (W), 50 cm-2.0 m (1.6-6.6 ft.) (T)
- Macro: 30 cm-50 cm (1.0-1.6 ft.) (W/T) (When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)
Shooting Modes - Still Image: Auto, Manual*1, Digital macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, My Colors Scene Mode*2, Stitch assist*3
- Movie: Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors
*1 Long shutter mode available
*2 Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks
*3 Selectable 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.
* Using super high-speed SD memory cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type 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) - Large: 2592x1944 pixels
- Medium 1: 2048x1536 pixels
- Medium 2: 1600x1200 pixels
- Small: 640x480 pixels
- Postcard Date Imprint Mode:1600x1200 pixels
Number of Recording Pixels (Movies) - Standard, My Colors:
640x480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320x240 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).
- Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.)
320x240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
- Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160x120 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 Standard IEEE802.11b
Wireless Channel PowerShot SD430 DIGITAL ELPH WIRELESS Channel 1-11
DIGITAL IXUS WIRELESS Channel 1-13
IXY DIGITAL WIRELESS Channel 1-14
Security Infrastructure: WEP64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES)
Adhoc: WEP64/128 bit (when connecting to computer)
AES (when connecting to WA-1N*)
* "WA-1N" is for PowerShot SD430 DIGITAL ELPH WIRELESS. "WA-1E" is for DIGITAL IXUS WIRELESS, and "WA-1" is for IXY DIGITAL WIRELESS.
Transmission range Approx. 30 m (98.4 ft.) (However, make sure that there are no interfering obstacles between the devices.)
- The distance will vary with the installation site, the environment of use, and the conditions of use.
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 - 40C (32 - 104F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
99.0 x 54.4 x 21.7 mm (3.90 x 2.14 x 0.85 in.)
(excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 130 g (4.59 oz.) (camera body only)

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