Canon have its latest semi-pro Powershot digital camera on the line and this time, its Canon SX30 IS.
The best part of the camera? You bet. Its the 35 times optical zoom which defeats all of the competitor from Nikon, Sony as well as Fujifilm. Obviously, with that much zoom, the need for a tripod is unavoidable.If any of you reading this own a digital SLR, bare in mind that this much of zoom is equivalent to 24 - 840mm lens (the most you can get from telephoto is around 500).
Besides the 35 times ultra-wide angle zoom, Canon also equip this little beast with Optical Image Stabilizer (4.5-stop), USM VCM. With 14 megapixel CCD sensor, even pimples will be clear on the screen. Not to forget the DIGIC 4 image processor with ISAPS technology will allow you to capture vibrant colours of your shots. The 6.8cm LCD with vari-angle allow you to capture yourself and your moments without disturbing any passerby.
Want to shoot High Definition (HD) videos? Yes, it will do it for you for 1280x720 at 30fps. With HDMI connectivity, enjoying your silly act and stupid pictures of passerby on your HDTV won't be a hassle.
For the full specs of the camera, click here.
Since this is a semi-pro camera, you will not be expecting to invest more on the camera. Compared to digital SLR, the most that you probably need is a tripod. But seriously, this beast seem able to compete with some entry-level DSLR. with 14 megapixel, HD video recording and 35 times optical zoom, it seems like a champion.
The market price for this camera is around £350 but if you eBay this stuff, you can get it for £320 from China (2 weeks waiting time).
That's all about it this time. See you in the next post.