Canon PowerShot SD430 Review

The Canon PowerShot SD430 digital camera “rocks,” in contrast to its predecessors. The Canon SD430 is resting on its slightly curved WiFi antenna when it is stood on end like its relatives were intended to do. This is how the Canon SD430 was expected to be used.

In the wake of Nikon and Kodaks’s entry into the market for Wi-Fi-enabled digital cameras, Canon has introduced the PowerShot SD430, which provides a novel approach to shooting without using cables. In addition, the camera comes with a Wireless Print Adapter, which enables wireless printing to any PictBridge printer and enables wireless remote capture from your Windows computer.

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Canon Powershot SD430 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Wi-Fi Capable)

Last update was on: April 23, 2024 1:52 pm

The Canon SD430 sports a sensor with a resolution of 5.0 megapixels and most of the other fundamental characteristics found on other models in the SD range; nevertheless, the company placed a significant focus on including WiFi.

Canon PowerShot SD430 Design

Although it is not as thin as some other subcompact cameras, the Canon SD430 is nevertheless quite pocket-friendly because its small size and body are made entirely of metal. However, if you want to keep that lovely finish in pristine condition, you need to store it in a protective case because it is susceptible to scratching.

Wescratching case to protect the lens mechanism from harm; the tool can be destroyed if the camera is turned on while in a pocket or backpack, which is why we recommend a case. Because the lens retracts when the camera is turned off, the front remains flat, highlighting the pocket-friendly form of the camera. Additionally, an automatic lens cover ensures you do not have to worry about smearing the lens or losing a lens cap.

The Canon SD430 digital camera has dimensions of 3.90 by 2.14 by 0.85 inches (99 by 54.4 by 21.7 millimeters) and a weight of 4.59 ounces (130 grams) when the battery and memory card are not included.

The viewfinder and flash are located just above the lens on the front of the Canon SD430, one of the characteristic ELPH elements that can be seen on the front of the camera. As a result, the lens is positioned slightly off-center and toward the right.

Next to the optical viewfinder is a light emitter that serves various purposes. These include helping with focusing, reducing the appearance of red eyes, and providing a countdown for the self-timer. When the camera is turned on, the telescopic lens swiftly emerges, sticking out approximately 1 cm from the front of the device. When the power is turned off, the lens retracts entirely within the device, keeping the device’s profile as flat as possible.

A little cutout for the microphone may be found to the left of the camera’s lens. The PowerShot SD430 does not come with a finger grip; thus, to ensure your safety, you should always use the wrist strap that comes with the camera. On the right-hand side of the SD430, there is a space between the camera’s body and the WiFi antenna. Within this space is the WiFi light.

The Canon SD430’s top panel is divided into two halves, with the proper half housing the Power button, the Shutter button, and the Zoom ring. All three of these controls are located on the right half of the top panel, with the Shutter button and Zoom ring sticking out from the surface, and the Power button is recessed and accompanied by an LED that illuminates when the camera is turned on.

The AV Out port and the USB port are on the right side of the Canon SD430 (when viewed from the back). However, they are hidden behind a plastic door that lifts upwards on a hinge and then swings out and down to show the ports. The eyelet for attaching the wrist strap is located below the door.

The WiFi antenna is exposed and has a curved surface on the reverse side of the PowerShot SD430, which is the side facing away from you. When the camera is placed on its side in this orientation, the lettering on the front and lens rotates in the correct direction for excellent reading.

On the rear panel of the Canon SD430 is where you’ll find the rest of the camera’s controls and the optical and LCD viewfinders. With a diagonal measurement of 2.5 inches, the LCD monitor is rather large for a subcompact camera. The rules are on the right side of the screen. The Still Record, Movie, and Playback modes may be selected using the Mode switch adjacent to the top right corner.

The microphone and speaker for the camera are located to the right. The Print/Share button is below and to the speaker’s left. A blue LED in the middle lights up when the camera is ready to print or transfer photographs and blinks when either function is being performed.

A Four-Way Arrow pad includes most of the camera’s fast settings. In contrast, the buttons on the camera’s exterior are responsible for navigation and functions such as Macro, ISO, and Flash modes. The Set or Function buttons can be found in the center of the Four-way Arrow pad. This button is used to make selections from the menu.

The buttons for displaying and accessing the menu are located below this layout. Lastly, two LED lamps adjacent to the viewfinder on the Canon SD430 inform the camera’s condition. These lamps light up to signal when the focus has been set or when the flash has been ultimately charged.

The bottom panel of the Canon SD430 is lovely and flat, and it houses the metal tripod mount and the battery and memory card compartment. However, since the tripod socket is almost centered beneath the lens and is just out by a few millimeters, you will need to adjust it to take panorama photos.

The battery and SD, memory card slots are aligned inside the battery and memory card compartment. When the cover of the box is opened, a tiny clasp is loaded with a spring that prevents the battery from slipping out by accident. The connection jack on the “dummy battery” used in the optional AC adapter kit is hidden behind a hole covered by a small metal slide in the middle of the door.

(Just like the AC adapter design of many other Canon digital cameras, the SD430 inserts inside the battery compartment like a fake battery and offers a connector for the cable of the AC power converter.)

Unfortunately, the tripod mount is also right alongside the door to the battery compartment and card compartment, which means that you have to remove the camera from the tripod if the battery life is exhausted or if there is no more space on the flash card (although to be fair, this is not a camera that you will use to shoot in a studio).

The tripod mount access hole for the AC adapter kit is not located in such proximity to the tripod mount that it would prevent the usage of the vast majority of tiny tripods.

How to Operate a Canon SD430

The user interface of the Canon PowerShot SD430 is straightforward and reasonably simplistic, including a menu configuration and basic control principles that are comparable to those of the other models in the current ELPH series. Most of the camera’s capabilities may be adjusted by pressing the buttons on the top and back panels. At the same time, the LCD-based menu can change a select few settings.

Without requiring the user to navigate the many menu screens, a Function menu offers prompt access to fundamental parameters such as image size, quality, and exposure compensation. In addition, because the menu items are shown in tabs on the LCD screen rather than sequentially on a series of pages, the LCD menu system in and of itself is highly efficient.

In addition, the menus for Setup and My Camera are always accessible, notwithstanding the mode in which the camera operates. If you have the user manual, familiarizing yourself with the camera shouldn’t take more than an hour.

Display for the Record Mode In the majority of Record modes, the LCD of the PowerShot SD430 shows either the image area with no information, the picture with a restricted information display, or nothing at all. The various display modes will cycle through individually when you press the Display button.

When the information display is activated, it will report the current resolution and image quality settings, the number of photographs currently accessible, the orientation, the Record mode, and a few exposure parameters (although not aperture or shutter speed). When working in Digital Macro, the display will always be on, showing, at the very least, the focus target and the magnification.

Display in Playback Mode The playback mode offers three options: the picture only, the image with information, and the photo with comprehensive knowledge and a histogram. These modes may be accessed by clicking the corresponding buttons.

You may zoom in on taken photographs to check for fine details, focus, or framing, and the index display mode allows you to view as many as nine thumbnail images simultaneously on the screen. In addition, a “Jump” option is accessible from the display of nine shots, enabling you to cycle between screens containing nine thumbnails simultaneously.

While viewing a single image, you may enter the Hop mode using the Up arrow key. This will allow you to jump through all the photos saved on the card. This option will enable you to skip 10 or 100 photographs, organized by the date they were captured, to either a Movie or a folder.

Modes & Menus for the Canon PowerShot SD430

Still Record Mode: This mode prepares the Canon SD430 for image capture and makes the camera’s on-screen menus accessible so the user can select from various exposure and shooting parameters. Auto and Manual exposure settings are available. However, there is no direct control over the exposure setting. Preset photography modes include Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, My Colors, and Stitch Assist (which may be found under the Record menu).

Movie Mode allows you to record short movie clips complete with sound in one of the other three recording modes. When you take the first picture, the focus and optical zoom are already set.

The following movie modes are available: Standard (either 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixels at either 30 or 15 fps, up to one gigabyte each), Fast Frame Rate (320 x 240 pixels at 60 fps for up to one minute), Compact (160 x 120 pixels at 15 fps for up to three minutes), and My Colors. Each movie mode has a maximum recording capacity of one gigabyte (640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixels at 30 or 15 fps, up to 1 GB each).

Playback Mode: This mode enables you to scroll through captured images and movies, write-protect images, view a nine-image index display, zoom into a captured image, delete unwanted images, rotate photos, set up images for printing on DPOF compatible devices, as well as play movies and crop them. In addition, this mode enables you to play movies and cut them.

You may access the Record Menu System by hitting the Menu button while recording in any mode (some options are unavailable in all ways). In addition, there are now four menu tabs visible, one for each sub-menus: Record, WiFi, Setup, and My Camera.

Canon PowerShot SD430 Record Menu

Turns on the autofocus system for the AiAF camera. When turned off, the camera’s focusing mode centers its attention on the middle of the picture.

The countdown for the Self-Timer may be set to two or ten seconds, or you can specify a timer of your own making. The user-defined timer can delay 0-10, 15, 20, or 30 seconds, enabling the user to take numerous shots (one to ten).

Suppose the camera is configured to take numerous pictures. In that case, each of those pictures is born with an interval of approximately one second between them, sufficient time for the flash to recharge if necessary. The initial photo is taken with the focus and exposure already fixed.

(Since someone in the group will inevitably blink just as the camera goes off, this is a beneficial function for capturing decent pictures of groups.)

Delete Registration is a function that may be used to remove any of the device configurations that have been registered in the camera.

Toggles the quick transfer of captured photos while using the auto-transfer feature

Energy Efficient

Toggles the automatic cutoff function of the camera, which powers off the device after a certain amount of time during which it has been idle. Additionally, the display shutdown time may be adjusted to 10, 20, or 30 seconds, as well as 1, 2, or 3 minutes.

Time Zone

Establishes a Home and World (away) time zone, allowing you to choose between the two when you save the date and time information specific to a particular place. When you change the time zone, a global map appears on the screen, complete with important cities and scrollable time zones. This makes it simple to choose a destination from the list.

Date/Time

Adjusts the internal clock and calendar of the camera, as well as the format for dates (mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy, or yy/mm/dd, depending on which option you choose).

A Display of the Clock

The clock display option is controlled when the Function key is pushed and held for two seconds. This option displays the current time (but not the date) for 0-10, 20, 30 seconds, or 1, 2, or 3 minutes, depending on how long the Function key was pressed and held. (I suppose that might be handy if you misplaced your wristwatch.) When the time is set to zero, the clock will only be seen when the Function button is held down.

Format

Clears all data from the Secure Digital card before formatting it (even those marked for write-protection). The card formatting at a low level can be done as an option.

File Numbering

When Auto Reset is enabled, the file numbering system is reset whenever a new Secure Digital card is inserted. If Continuous is selected, the camera will continue to number in sequence even if a different memory card is inserted.

Make a new folder.

Either immediately generates a new folder on the memory card to keep photographs or creates the folder upon the day and time you select. You may choose which option to use.

Auto Rotate

Changes the state of the Auto Rotate function between on and off. The camera can determine if it is being kept nearly level or has been rotated to the left or right by more than approximately 45 degrees.

You can select which orientation a picture is labeled with, even for images taken. At the same time, the camera is angled vertically to the extent that prevents the sensor from functioning since it will remember the orientation it had before you aimed it vertically up or down.

Language: This feature allows you to select from a remarkable 22 languages for the camera’s menus. The language that will be used by default is English.

My Camera Menu

Theme

Chooses a consistent aesthetic for all items in the My Camera menu settings. There are four alternatives, the first of which is “Off.” When a theme is chosen, each following stage will immediately conform to the characteristics of that theme. The user may even select their noises and upload them to the camera.

Startup Image

You may choose to have a black screen, the Canon logo, the Canon logo with a sunset, or a nature picture to appear as the starting image when you power on the camera. You may even attach your photo to the document using the Canon program.

Sounds at Startup

You can turn on the camera with no sound, a musical tone (tone 1), a musical tone (tone 2), or birds chirping as the startup sound. Using the Canon software, you may even incorporate sounds into your recordings.

Sound of the Self-Timer

Adjusts the sound volume when the shutter release is two seconds away from being activated. There is also the option for fast beeps, the sound of a telephone ringing, and howling.

Shutter Sound

Adjust the sound of the shutter played whenever the Shutter button is pressed (there is no shutter sound in Movie mode). There is an option for no sound, a Shutter sound, a Musical Tone, and a Bark sound.

Playback Menu System

In Playback mode, you may access the Playback menu on the Canon SD430 by pressing the Menu button. In addition, the Playback menu has topic tabs for the Setup and My Camera menus. However, I won’t review these again because they were covered in the last section.

Canon PowerShot SD430 Image Quality

Accuracy about Saturation and Hue

Reds and blues are somewhat oversaturated, typical of images captured by consumer digital cameras. In general, very accurate hue reproduction.

The vast majority of consumer digital cameras create more highly saturated colors (stronger) than those seen in the things they photograph. Most people want their colors to be more vibrant than life. For example, intense red and blue tones are oversaturated when captured by the Canon SD430, yet, most of the time, the pictures will still be satisfactory to the typical customer. When applied to Caucasian skin tones, oversaturation presents the most significant challenge since it is pretty simple for specific “memory colors” to be interpreted as excessively vivid, excessively pink, overly yellow, and so on. The SD430 generated skin tones that were a bit pink, but the results were also highly credible.

Hue accuracy is another essential component of color rendering to keep in mind. The “what color” of a color is referred to as its hue. In this instance, the Canon SD430 shifted cyan colors toward blue to provide better-looking sky colors; nonetheless, most shades still looked quite realistic. Depending on how the white balance was set and the composition, the images sometimes appeared to have a somewhat magenta or warm tone.

A Perfect White Balance

Indoors, incandescent illumination

The Auto and Incandescent, white balance options provide a moderately warm cast. However, the Manual white balance setting produces good results regarding the average exposure compensation necessary.

In the Auto and Incandescent white balance modes, the color balance seemed warm and reddish when photographed inside under incandescent illumination. The Manual setting, on the other hand, produced more accurate results. To get an exposure that was satisfactory with the Canon SD430, an exposure compensation boost of +1.0 EV was necessary. This result is somewhat typical for this photograph. Even if the blue blossoms are a touch on the dull side, the hue overall looks excellent. (This is a relatively specific result for this type of photo.) The test lighting we used for this photo was a combination of 60 and 100-watt household incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs provide a lovely yellow light, but they are a relatively prevalent light source in traditional residential settings in the United States.

Resolution

High resolution with a good level of detail throughout 1,100–1,200 lines.

Sharp and clear line patterns were visible on our laboratory resolution chart down to about 1,200 lines per image height horizontally but only around 1,100 lines vertically when using the Canon SD430. Around 1,600 lines were counted before extinction took place. Additionally, the camera created multiple color abnormalities, and lower line frequencies will use these values to compare other cameras with a comparable resolution to this one, or you can use them to evaluate what a more excellent solution can mean in terms of the possible level of detail.

Be aware that even though you might be able to make out what appear to be distinct lines at numbers higher than those we’ve mentioned here, the camera is just doing its best to continue interpreting the lines. This is something to remember, even if you can make out what appear to be distinct lines at higher numbers. If you zoom in and trace the lines from the broader areas, you’ll notice that they converge and recur numerous times. This indicates that the lines you see at 1,500 and higher are artifacts caused by the image mechanism of the camera.

Performance in Terms of ISO and Noise

Noise levels range from low to moderate while using the traditional sensitivity settings, but they increase and become more noticeable when using the higher sensitivity settings.

Lower ISO settings on the Canon SD430 generated low to moderate noise, with considerable blurring occurring in darker portions of the image.

Sunlight

Because digital cameras are more comparable to slide film than they are to negative film (in the sense that they tend to have a more limited tonal range), we put them through the most extreme conditions possible when testing them to determine how well they can handle scenes with bright highlights and dark shadows, as well as what kind of sensitivity they have when the light is dim.

Dim lighting

The Canon PowerShot SD430 worked admirably in low-light conditions since it could take brilliant photographs even in the darkest conditions. We tested it for a while using the higher ISO settings. Images were bright enough to be valid up to around 1/8 foot-candles at ISOs 50 and 100, which is approximately 1/8 as bright as the typical level of illumination provided by city street lighting at night. Even in the darker exposures, the auto white balance option provided an excellent color balance since no noticeable color casts were visible in the image.

The timing, as well as the performance

The speed is good to about average for a consumer camera.

Regarding timing, the Canon SD430 performs better than average, beginning with a startup time closer to normal than it is too slow. The shutter lag time for wide-angle and telephoto lenses is both satisfactory and “prefocusing” the camera by half-pressing and holding down the shutter button before taking the final exposure results in a blisteringly quick lag time of only 0.073 seconds.

Even though the camera records frames constantly and clears the buffer after each image, the shot-to-shot cycle times are roughly the same as usual, coming in at around 1.78 seconds for large/superfine JPEGs. On the other hand, even though it just takes frames continually without filling the buffer, the Continuous-mode speed is relatively slow, coming in at around 1.22 frames per second.

After a shot at maximum strength, the flash needs around six seconds to fully recharge, which is about the norm for cameras in this category. The download rates are relatively rapid when connected to a computer, clocking in at around 1,342 KBytes per second. The PowerShot SD430 is quick enough for most typical shooting settings but not quick enough to keep up with fast action. Despite this, the SD430 should provide satisfactory vacation and family photography performance.

Battery Life and Capacity of Storage

Battery

Excellent battery life when the LCD is turned off; WiFi has not been thoroughly tested. Perfect battery life while the LCD is turned on.

The Canon PowerShot SD430 gets its juice from a specialized rechargeable lithium-ion battery built by Canon. Unfortunately, I could not perform my typical power consumption tests on it since it does not have a standard external power connector. This prevented me from being able to gauge its power usage accurately.

According to Canon’s numbers for the Canon SD430 (which are based on the standard test procedure used by CIPA), you should be able to get approximately 150 shots out of a freshly charged battery with the LCD on or 500 photos with the monitor off, with half of those shots using the flash. These numbers are based on the CIPA standard test procedure. Additionally, they assert that the playback time is three hours. These figures do not take into account the amount of power that is consumed by the WiFi capability that is being utilized.

Storage

The SD430 comes complete with an installed 16MB SD/MMC card.

Image Capacity with
16MB SD Card
SuperFineFineNormal
2,592 x 1,944Images61021
File Size2.6MB1.5MB744K
2,048 x 1,536Images91633
File Size1.7MB943K479K
1,600 x 1,200Images152650
File Size1.1MB595K314K
640 x 480Images5688138
File Size281K182K116K

You should get a memory card of at least 128 megabytes, preferably 256 megabytes, to have additional room for longer trips.

Canon PowerShot SD430 Specifications

Model Name:Canon PowerShot SD430 
Prices: 
Manufacturer URL:Manufacturer website
Predecessor: 
Successor: 
General
Model Number:SD430
Alternate Model Number(s):Digital IXUS Wireless
Camera Format:Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:No
Retail Price:$499.99
Street Price:$234.67
Date Available:2006-01-31
Tripod Mount:Yes
Weight:4.6 oz (130 g)
Size:3.9 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.
(99 x 54 x 22 mm)
Waterproof:No
Waterproof Depth:n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: 
Effective Megapixels:5.0
Sensor Format:1/2.5 inch
Sensor size:24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch:2.22 microns
Focal Length Multiplier:n/a
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Color Filter Type: 
Anti-Aliasing Filter: 
Self-Cleaning:No
Sensor shift image stabilization:No
On-Sensor Phase Detect:No
DxO Sensor Score: 
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 
Image Capture
Image Resolution:2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format:JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second:1.2
Video Capture
Can take movies:Yes
Movie Resolution:640×480 (30.00)
160×120 (15.00)
Movie File Format:AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out:Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video:Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount:n/a
Lens:Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):35 – 105mm
Focal Length (actual):5.8 – 17.4mm
Zoom Ratio:3.00x
Aperture Range:f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) – f/???
Integrated ND Filter:No
Normal Focus Range:30 cm to Infinity
11.8 into Infinity
Macro Focus Range:3 – 50 cm
1.2 – 19.7 in
Filter Thread:n/a
Thread Type:n/a
Optical Image Stabilization:No
Digital Zoom:Yes
Digital Zoom Values:4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus:Yes
Auto Focus Type:9-point AiAF
Auto Focus Assist Light?Yes
Manual Focus:No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder:Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:Real-image optical zoom
Focus Peaking:No
EVF Resolution:n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder:Yes
Rear Display:Yes
Rear Display Size (inches):2.0
Rear Display Resolution:118,000 dots
Touchscreen:No
Articulating Screen:No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 
Minimum ISO (native): 
ISO Settings:Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
Auto ISO Mode:No
White Balance Settings:Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range:1/1500 – 15 sec
Bulb Mode:No
Exposure Compensation:+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes:Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Program Auto Exposure:No
Aperture Priority:No
Shutter Priority:No
Full Manual Exposure:No
Creative Exposure Modes:Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot
Self Timer:2 – 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): 
High-Resolution Composite:No
Flash
Built-in Flash:Yes
Flash Modes:Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100):n/a
Flash Range Description:Average: 1.6–12 ft./50cm – 3.5m (WIDE), 1.6–6.7 ft./50cm – 2.0m (TELE); Macro: 1.0–1.6 ft./30–50cm
Max Flash Sync: 
Flash Exposure Compensation: 
External Flash Connection:n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types:SD
UHS Support: 
Other Memory: 
Dual Card Slots:No
RAW Capture Support:No
Uncompressed Format: 
Movie File Format:AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory:No memory included
Included Memory Type: 
Connectivity
Built-In WiFi:Yes
NFC:
Bluetooth:No
Built-In GPS:No
Microphone Jack:No
Headphone Jack:No
External Connections:USB 2.0 High Speed, WiFi
PictBridge Compliant:Yes
DPOF Compliant:Yes
Remote Control:Yes
Remote Control Type:Wireless LAN
Connections (extended):DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):1.78
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 
Does the camera penalize early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):1.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in bur st mode (frames, max resolution):999
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):0.50 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):0.67 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view – DSLR): 
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view – DSLR): 
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 
Shutter Lag (prefocused):0.073 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): 
Startup Time:1.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time:1.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:6.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):150 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 
Battery Life, Video: 
Battery Form Factor:Proprietary NB-4L
Usable Battery Types:Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included:1 x Proprietary NB-4L Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter):Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software:Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:Windows, MacOS

Canon PowerShot SD430 Conclusion

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Canon Powershot SD430 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Wi-Fi Capable)

Last update was on: April 23, 2024 1:52 pm

The Canon PowerShot SD430 is an exceptional tiny camera with the superlative build quality, excellent image quality, and the versatility to bring back beautiful photographs from a broad range of shooting conditions. Its name, the PowerShot SD430, means “powerful little camera.” When you return to the hotel, you may print to any PictBridge printer using the wireless print adapter with the camera. In addition, you can wirelessly transfer its photographs to a Windows PC directly or through a router.

However, we recommend getting a small, hard case to protect it if you accidentally bump into something while carrying it in your pocket. On the other hand, its little shell is chic, classy, and travels well. When taking pictures, the actual exposure control is still done automatically; however, the user can alter the ISO, change the white balance, and access longer shutter times, considerably extending the camera’s capacity to take pictures.

The Canon SD430 is also pretty snappy for a subcompact digital camera because it fits a high-speed DIGIC-II processing chip, and video capabilities go quite a bit beyond what I’m accustomed to seeing other models of small digital cameras. On the other hand, the SD430 appears to have a little lower level of sharpness than most Canon ELPH cameras, which is perplexing given that the primary distinction is WiFi.

Canon PowerShot SD430 FAQs

Is a Canon PowerShot SD430 a professional camera?

It is important to note that the Canon PowerShot SD430 is not a professional camera binsteadortable digital camera intended for general use.

Is a Canon PowerShot SD430 camera a DSLR?

The Canon PowerShot SD430 is not a DSLR camera like some of Canon’s other models. Instead, it is a digital camera that is relatively small in size.

What is the price of Canon PowerShot SD430?

There is a possibility that the price of a Canon PowerShot SD430 will change depending on the location of the camera and its current condition.

Because it is an earlier edition, there is a possibility that it can be purchased pre-owned. You can find more pricing information by visiting online marketplaces or physical photographic stores.

Is A Canon PowerShot SD430 better than a DSLR?

Because they are designed to accomplish distinct tasks, the Canon PowerShot SD430 and a DSLR are not necessarily superior to one another.

Compact digital cameras, such as the Canon PowerShot SD430, are more portable and straightforward for day-to-day photography. In contrast, DSLR cameras are generally more adaptable and have superior picture clarity and performance, particularly in low-light situations.

What is the lowest price of Canon PowerShot SD430?

There is a possibility that the lowest price for a Canon PowerShot SD430 will change depending on the location as well as the condition of the camera. Therefore, when looking for up-to-date pricing information, it is recommended to consult either internet marketplaces or physical photography stores.

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