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Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and shutter. The viewfinder and durability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the performance and lens.

size, durability, viewfinder, shutter, design

image quality, usability, lens, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD30 (IXY Digital L3 / Digital IXUS i Zoom) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability. The size is also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the lens and performance.

size, durability

image quality, usability, performance, lens

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Canon Digital Ixus I zoom review

 

The Ixus i zoom is a snapshot camera with a passable movie mode of 640x480 and 10fps and a nice range of colourful suits

The AF could do with being a bit quicker, and a longer zoom would be good, but it’s still a gem

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Spencer Dalziel (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Digital Ixus i zoom

 

While Canon's ultracompact Ixus digicams have tended to be pricey and somewhat short on features, the models are invariably innovative, beautifully designed and easy to use, producing great automatic images for point-and-shooters who want compact...

This is one of the best ultracompacts around. If you want a simple point-and-shooter that looks amazing, feels great to use and takes top shots, the i zoom can't be beaten. Just remember you're paying a premium for the styling and don't expect a huge...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Canon PowerShot SD30

 

Good image quality.Very compact and elegant.Solid construction.Vertical shutter release function.Camera Station included.Long exposure mode.

Compression sometimes a bit too strong at the highest image quality.Flash a bit weak.Short zoom.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30 Review

 

The Canon SD30 is ultra compact in size, and its smooth design makes it fit easily into a jeans pocket or small purse. Handling is very good thanks to an elongated shape which gives adequate room space for the right fingers to get a good grip. There is...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon IXUS i Zoom

 

Canon IXUS i Zoom Review. One of the smallest models in teh range of Canon digital cameras.

Style and design ; Build quality

Shutter lag ; Very limited flash range

The Canon IXUS i Zoom is one of the most sytlish digital cameras you are likely to find. The design is truly eye catching and this is supported by a high standard of picture quality. The big drawback is very long shutter lag.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Canon Ixus i Zoom

 

The Ixus i Zoom is a truly beautiful object and it can shoot some beautiful snaps. Its good to see that Canon has now included an optical zoom. However, an underpowered screen and a mediocre lens reduce it to more of a fashion accessor

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Canon IXUS i Zoom - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Canon has been at the forefront of cute camera design since the original APS film Ixus came out nine years ago.

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon IXUS i zoom

 

Canon's 5 megapixel IXUS i zoom is one of the best looking camera models we've ever seen. It is tiny and cased matte black metal with silver rimming, ...

Cool enough for James Bond, good features, nice button layout

Images could use a little work, requires a cradle

Perfect for the fashion conscious buyer, this little great looking camera performs most functions adequately.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital Elph

 

Megapixels: 5, Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Secure Digital, Maximum Re...

Very portable, lightweight, and stylish. Good daylight picture quality.

Small LCD. Average performance. Poor video features.

The Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital Elph makes a nice impression, but its packaging may outshine its performance.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH

 

Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH

Aug, 2005

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