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September 14, 2010

New Canon SX30 IS shocks with a 35x optical zoom lens (24-840mm eq)

While the Canon G12 was not the shock-and-awe camera some fans of the G-series had been hoping for, the new Canon SX30 IS has definitely managed to deliver the former with its 35X (24-840mm eq) optical zoom lens with image stabilization. No more bragging rights for you Fuji HS10!


Canon SX30 IS main specs
+ 35X optical zoom lens with IS (24-840mm equivalent)
+ lens has UD and one Hi-UD elements (someone must be "Hi" to do a 35X lens!)
+ USM, VCM
+ hot-shoe
+ 14mp CCD sensor
+ 2.7" (230K) vari-angle LCD
+ EVF
+ manual modes
+ 720p video
+ optional accessories
+ SDHC, SDXC support
+ HDMI


SX30 IS hands-on, previews and samples
+ five minute video interview and hands-on with Canon UK at What Digital Camera? [NEW!]
+ one full-size sample by Canon itself (via FA)
+ brief hands-on at CNet UK
+ nothing else? *cry*


Announcement round-up
+ d-preview
+ Imaging Insider
+ Photoscala
+ Camera Town
+ c|net a|sia
+ Focus Digital
+ Gizmodo
+ Photo Radars
+ P-Blog
+ Foto interns
+ DC Resource
+ Imaging Resource
+ Canon


Pre-orders
The SX30 IS is available for pre-order at Amazon with an opening price of $430. The European opening price is 450 euro.


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