Canon Powershot SD430 Reviews

PC Mag has posted a Canon PowerShot SD430 review and give it a rating of ‘good’ and write: “The pricey Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital Elph Wireless ($499.99 list) is the latest addition to the growing wireless point-and-shoot category. It joins the Kodak EasyShare One and the Nikon Coolpix P1 and P2. Like those models, the 5.0-megapixel SD430 lets you connect wirelessly (using 802.11b) to a computer, network, or printer. Overall, this compact camera offers a compelling mix of ease of use, cutting-edge features, and good image quality, but like the other wireless cameras I’ve tested, it’s not quite worthy of an Editors’ Choice award.”

PCWorld has reviewed the Canon PowerShot SD430 and write: “The image quality of the 5-megapixel SD430 was above average; test images were well exposed, with good colour and plenty of detail. The zoom range is 5.8mm to 17mm (equivalent to 35mm to 105mm on a film camera). Battery life was unimpressive, though, with the battery running out after a disappointing 192 images. While that’s enough for a couple of days of serious shooting, you’ll want to keep the charger on hand, especially if you’re using the wireless feature. The wireless adapter consumed a fair amount of power–using the remote control application ran down a fully charged battery in 65 minutes…. Upshot: The SD430 is attractively styled, and its wireless”

DCRP has released a Canon PowerShot SD430 review, here’s an excerpt: “The biggest selling point on the Canon PowerShot SD430 is its built-in 802.11b wireless transmitter. Once you get that set up (which is pretty easy), you can transmit photos without wires to your Windows PC, either as they are shot, or later in playback mode. You can also use Canon’s RemoteCapture software to control the camera right from your PC. In addition, the bundled Wireless Printer Adapter hooks into any PictBridge-enabled photo printer, so you won’t need a USB cable for that either. The downside here is that none of the wireless features are Mac compatible, though that will change in May of this year when a firmware upgrade is released.”

CNET have reviewed the Canon Powershot SD430, they take a look at what makes the Powershot SD430 different from it’s predecessor, the Canon Powershot SD400, here’s a little from that review: Like the SD400, the Canon PowerShot SD430 has a 35mm-to-105mm (in 35mm-film terms) lens with a relatively slow f/2.8-to-f/4.9 maximum aperture, a 2.0-inch LCD and optical viewfinder, limited manual control, snappy shooting performance, and middle-of-the-road image quality. But the Canon PowerShot SD430 distinguishes itself from the SD400, and even from its wireless competitors, with its impressive remote control capabilities. While Kodak’s EasyShare One can upload pictures to an online gallery and e-mail the link from Wi-Fi hot spots connected to the Internet (no other camera can do that), all image transfers must happen after shooting in playback mode. Nikon’s Coolpix P1 and P2 can send pictures to either a memory card, a Wi-Fi-enabled computer, or both as they’re captured, but there is no remote shooting. The Canon PowerShot SD430 can not only transfer automatically but can also be controlled in almost any way using a Wi-Fi-enabled computer, from initial shooting parameters to final transfer.

Steves Digicams have reviewed the Canon Powershot SD430 here’s a little of what they wrote: The Canon PowerShot SD430’s 5-megapixel Large Superfine images are awesome, with image quality being what we have come to expect from Canon’s models. Our outdoor sample photos are sharp, show good overall exposure, and color saturation is very pleasing. There was slight softness around the edge of our images, but this amount is very minute and it’s very unlikely the average users would even notice it. As with most compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot SD430’s flash is rather small, with a maximum range of about 12 feet. However, unlike many models, this flash was able to produce good exposures through out its range. Our indoor individual portraits were sharp with very natural skin tones. There were average traces of red-eye in our people photos when using the Auto flash mode.

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