Specifications for PowerShot SD30

Article ID: ART124920 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Specifications for PowerShot SD30


PowerShot SD30 Specifications

Secure Digital (SD) card specifications

NB-4L Battery specifications

Camera Station specifications

AC adapter specifications

Wireless Controller WL-DC200

All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

PowerShot SD30
Camera effective pixels Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 5.3 million)
Lens 6.3 (W) - 14.9 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 38 - 90 mm), F 3.2 (W) - 5.4 (T)
Digital Zoom Maximum approx. 4.0X (Maximum approx. 10X with optical zoom)
LCD Monitor 1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL Autofocus

Focus lock available

Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to center)

Focusing Range Normal : 30 cm (1.0 ft.) - inf.

Macro : 30 - 50 cm (1 ft. - 1.6 ft.) (W)/10 - 50 cm (3.9 in. - 1.6 ft.) (T)

Shutter Mechanical + electronic
Shutter Speeds 15 - 1/1500 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Light Metering Method Evaluative metering / Center-weighted average metering / Spot (Center) metering
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Sensitivity AUTO*/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent

*Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.

White Balance TTL Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H) or custom
Flash Auto, On, Off

Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto/Redeye reduction On/Flash Off

Red-eye reduction Off: On/Off

Flash Range Normal Mode: 30 cm - 2.0 m (1.0 - 6.6 ft.) (W), 30 cm - 1.3 m (1.0 - 4.3 ft.) (T)

Macro Mode: 30 - 50cm (1.0 ft. - 1.6 ft.) (W/T)

(When sensitivity is set to AUTO.)

Shooting Modes

Auto, Manual*, Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Night snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, My Colors, Underwater, Stitch assist**, Movie

Bold = Scene Modes

*Long shutter mode available

**Selectable in Manual mode

Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.8 images / sec.

(Large/Fine mode)

Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media SD memory card*/MultiMedia Card

*This camera has been tested with SD memory cards through 2GB. All memory card functions cannot be guaranteed.

File Format Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF compliant
Image Recording Format Still Images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1

Movies: AVI (Image data : Motion JPEG, Audio data:WAVE [monaural])

Compression Superfine/fine/normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images : Large: 2592 x 1944 pixels

Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels

Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 pixels

Small: 640 x 480 pixels

Postcard Mode: 1600 X 1200 pixels


Standard, My Colors: (can record until the SD card is full up to a maximum of 1 GB per clip)*1
640 x 480 pixels
(10 frames/sec.)

320 x 240 pixels
(20 frames/sec)

Compact: (can record for 3 min.)*2
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)

*1 Using high-speed SD cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).
*2 The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie clip length.

Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Image search (jumps over 10 or 100 images, to a movie or to the next shooting date, or 9 images at a time when in index playback), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Slide show or Movie (slow motion play back possible).
Direct Print Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant
Display languages 21 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
My Camera Settings (customizing) The Start-up image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.

1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.

2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.

Interface Camera Station Connector
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
(type: NB-4L)

Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20/CA-DC20E

Operating Temperatures 0o - 40o C (32o - 104o F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 96.1 X 45.1 X 23.9 mm (3.78 X 1.78 X .94 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 105 g (3.70 oz.)

(camera body only)

*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

SD Memory Card

Interface Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions 32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.)
Weight Approx. 2 g (0.1 oz.)

Battery Pack NB-4L

Type Rechargeable Lithium Ion Cell
Nominal Voltage 3.7 V
Typical Capacity 760 mAh
Cycle Life Approx. 300 times
Operating Temperatures 0- 40 oC (32 - 104 oF)
Dimensions 35.4 x 40.3 x 5.9 mm (1.4 x 1.6 x 0.23 in.)
Weight Approx. 17 g (.6 oz.)

Camera Station CS-DC1

Input/Output Connector Camera Station Connector, Digital Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol), Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable from camera), DC IN (power input) socket
Rated Input 5.0 V DC, 0.7A
Rated Output 5.0 V DC, 0.7A
Charging Time Approx. 90 minutes
Operating Temperatures 0o- 40oC (32o - 104oF)
Dimensions 121.8 x 27.1 x 51.0 mm (4.8 x 1.07 x 2.01 in.)
Weight Approx. 38 g (1.34 oz.) (Body only)

Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20/CA-DC20E

Rated Input 100- 240 V AC (50 / 60 Hz)

11 VA (100v) - 13 VA (240v) (CA-DC20)

100mA (CA-DC20E)

Rated Output 5 V DC / 0.7 A
Operating Temperatures 0o- 40oC (32o- 104oF)
Dimensions CA-DC20

49.4 x 53.4 x 20.5 mm (1.94 x 2.10 x 0.81 in.)


28.0 x 78.0 x 21.0 mm (1.10 x 3.07 x 0.83 in.)

Weight CA-DC20

Approx. 92 g (3.25 oz.)


Approx 75 g (2.65 oz.) (excluding power cord)

Wireless Controller WL-DC200

Means of Communication Infrared
Coverage 5 meters or more (from the front)
Directivity 15 degrees to the left or right over 3 meters or more; 15 degrees upward or downward over 1.2 meters or more
Power Supply Coin-type lithium battery CR2025
Operating Temperatures 0 - 40o C (32 - 104o F)
Dimensions 35.0 x 56.6 x 6.5 mm (1.38 x 2.23 x 0.26 in.)
Weight Approx. 9.0 g (0.32 oz.) (unit only)
Remarks Functions on playback only



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