After the highly successful model Canon PowerShot SX20 launched in 2009, Canon has brought out its successor to take things to the next level. The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS we received for review has everything that its predecessor had; raised CCD sensor resolution of 14 MP from 12 MP, with RAW handled by the same DIGIC 4 image processor, optical zoom has been increased from 35X from 20X, 2.7-inch swivel LCD screen is better than the 2.5-inch screen of its predecessor, and optical image stabilization.
It features the same 720p with stereo sound movie recording capability as its predecessor, but with some additional effects, thus far available only in the still image mode.
While the bundle is good, it would have been better to include an HDMI cable to connect to an HDTV. Also, Canon has not included any memory card with this camera. When you pay so much for a camera like this, you expect the company to include a memory card, without which, the camera is basically useless.