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Canon PowerShot SX430 IS:a Pocket Camera Look Like a DSLR

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The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS is a digital compact camera. Canon designs this camera like a DSLR. However, the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS looks simple. So, it will be very friendly when taken to travel. In fact, this camera gets the nickname of a mini DSLR. This series also has an ergonomic grip design for better handling and stability. This will be very useful when comes to ensuring a stable image when taking videos. Besides that, there are still other features that are superior. Such as optical zoom capabilities, Wi-Fi features, ISO settings and menu controls, and others. Here’s a review of the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS.

Power Zoom Capability

The superior feature of the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS has zoom capability. This camera has a super zoom capability of 24mm. This camera’s zoom range is equivalent to 24mm to 1080mm on a full frame camera. The zoom range (focal length) of this camera is very wide. The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS has also been supported by an image stabilizer. With the image stabilizer so that it can reduce the risk of shaking. Because the camera will experience shaking when zooming in.

Furthermore this camera has a focal length of 4.3mm to 193.5mm. This is one reason why this camera uses form-factors like DSLRs. Unlike other compact cameras that are thinner and can be pocketed.

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Technology

When many cameras already use CMOS sensors, this series uses old sensors. Image sensor used is CCD type. However, on the other hand the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS is supported by large megapixels. That is 20 megapixels. So that this camera is able to produce good image quality. While the image processor used is DIGIC 4+. Where the processor is based on an economical version and is old enough from the ranks of the image processor.

As for ISO, this camera has limited capabilities. So it is recommended to be used when lighting is sufficient. The outdoor area is the other wrong. Can use auto settings, or manually controlled using several shooting modes. Not all shooting modes allow the use of ISO manually.

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Interesting Menu System

The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS has a fairly interesting menu system. The menu system has many settings that can be replaced in it. This camera provides three auto focus options. That is face detection, and auto focus tracking. The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS also provides several white balance options. Starting from auto white balance and even custom white balance. In addition, the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS also has many shooting modes. The shooting model is like ae program, monochrome, fish-eye, miniature, toy effect, and so on. In some shooting modes, it does not allow ISO settings manually.

Meanwhile, there is only one menu for videos. The menu is the choice of video resolution. Whereas in the photo section, the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS has two menu choices. The menu is Photo resolution (which deals with megapixels and photo file size) and the level of detail that you want to achieve (fine and superfine).

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS LCD

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

This camera has a standard sized LCD display 3.0 inc. But the low resolution is only 230,000 dots. This camera does not have a viewfinder or viewfinder like a DSLR. All menu accesses as well as a preview of the composition of the image are taken through the LCD display. There is no control ring for selecting shooting mode, or for ISO settings, or for setting lens openings, or other menu controls related to image creativity. The only lever available is a lever for zooming in / out. And, the only ring button available is the camera’s main navigation button.

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Shutter Speed Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

There are 2 shutter speed controls on this camera. In auto mode, the shutter speed range is from 1 s to 1/4000 s. With its super zoom capability, shutter 1 s is quite reasonable considering the increasing zoom, the higher the risk of shaking. Increasing shutter capabilities of more than 1 s (2 s or more) will only make this camera always at risk of producing blurry images. Meanwhile, if needed, the maximum shutter speed supported reaches 15 s. But this shutter speed can only be accessed from other shooting modes (other than auto).

Wi-FI / NFC Feature

We can share memories directly with friends and family, by connecting your compatible smart device to your camera, using Wi-Fi / NFC through the Camera Connect application.

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

That’s the features and reviews of the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS. This camera is designed attractively compared to other compact cameras. Has a pretty decent zoom capability. However, there are some standard features that still exist on the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS. Even so, this camera can produce good images. Especially when it’s quite light. So, this camera is very suitable for outdoor spaces.


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