Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
The Casio EX-FH25 is a super-zoom camera with a difference - its high-speed capabilities mean that it can take 30 still photos every second and even shoot 1,000fps video footage. The 10 megapixel EX-FH25 has a 20x lens with a focal range of 26-520mm, large 3 inch LCD screen and a wealth of automatic shooting modes to make your life easier. Read our comprehensive Casio EX-FH25 review to find out if this is the right high-zoom camera for you...
It's super-zoom week here at Photograpy Blog as we review the hotly-anticipated Fujifilm FinePix HS10, a bridge-style compact camera with an amazing 30x zoom lens and a wealth of must-have features. This DSLR wannabe boasts a 24-720mm focal range, 1080p movies, 3 inch tilting LCD, 10fps burst shooting and a 10 megapixel back-illuminated sensor with JPEG and RAW support. Is this the only camera you'll ever need? Read our Fujifilm FinePix HS10 review, complete with over 50 full-size sample images, to find out...
The Kodak EasyShare Z981 is a new bridge camera with a remarkable 26x image-stabilized optical lens providing a focal range of 26-676mm. Other key features include a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes and RAW file support. With an official price of £399.99 / $329.95, read our expert Kodak EasyShare Z981 review to find out if it can challenge the super-zoom leaders.
The Coolpix P100 is Nikon's new super-zoom compact camera for 2010, offering a 26x zoom lens with a massive focal range of 26-678mm. The 10 megapixel bridge-style Nikon P100 also features the ability to capture full 1080p high-definition movies in stereo sound, back illuminated CMOS sensor, 3-inch 460,000-dot rear screen, and fast 10fps burst shooting mode. Priced at £349.99 / $399.99, read our Nikon Coolpix P100 review to find out if it can challenge the likes of the Fujifilm Finepix HS10 and Panasonic DMC-FZ38.
The Olympus SP-590UZ is officially the World's most far-reaching ultra-zoom, featuring an incredible 26x zoom lens that provides a focal range of 26-676mm. Everything from wide-angle landscapes up to close up nature and action shots is within easy reach of the 12 megapixel SP590 UZ, all within a compact body that can easily fit into a small camera bag. Other key features offered by the SP-590 UZ include Dual Image Stabilisation, 2.7 inch LCD screen, macro mode of 1cm, 10fps shooting (at 3 megapixels), and PASM creative shooting modes. Priced at $449.99 / £360 and available in black, we find out if the Olympus SP-590UZ is all the camera you'll ever need...
Panasonic have introduced not one but two new super-zoom cameras for 2010. Today we're looking at the DMC-FZ45 / DMC-FZ40 camera, successor to the popular FZ38 model and the cheaper brother of the new FZ100 which we recently and enthusiastically reviewed. Key highlights of the FZ45 / FZ40 include a 24x zoom, large 3 inch LCD, 720p HD movies, RAW mode and a 14 megapixel CCD sensor. Read the world's first online Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 Review now.
The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.
The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...
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