The SX30 is a light and compact camcorder which is fun and easy to use yet captures images with incredible detail. Its ultra–powerful 60x optical zoom gives you crisp and clear Standard Definition images, with space for 3 hours of film on the 4GB internal flash memory. The SteadyShot feature ensures that camera shake doesn’t spoil your shots. You can also simultaneously record on an optional Memory Stick, which is removable to make transfers easy, and burn DVD copies at the touch of a button. Compose your scenes easily, choose your settings and enjoy vibrant playback on a superb 2.7" LCD screen with touchscreen controls.
Use the (60x) optical zoom to fill the
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Great film starts with great lenses
The SX30 is fitted with a Vario-Tessar lens made by Carl Zeiss, the world renowned optical specialists. These premium lenses are highly rated by photographers for their colour precision, superb contrast and extremely low distortion levels at all focal lengths. Add to this an incredible optical zoom that extends to 60x magnification and you have the capability to shoot with amazing detail even when the subject is at a distance. If you need to go even closer you also have a digital zoom of up to 2000x, though optical zoom is generally considered superior because it physically moves the lens rather than moving in on the image. The SX30 makes it easy for you to see what you’re doing when you set up your shots too. The large, tilting LCD display uses reflective technology to give excellent visibility even in direct sunlight.
SteadyShot Active Mode to reduce picture blur
If you are shooting with the camera in your hand, there is always a danger of camera shake spoiling your picture, even if your subject is stationary. SteadyShot is a handy digital image stabiliser that is active every time you shoot. This is especially important when using the powerful zoom to close in on details. The SX30 lets you record sound in close–up too. Its super smart mic zooms in with your optical zoom to cut out background and foreground noise and concentrate on sounds that matter, such as conversation.
Find the face you’re looking for with
Face Index, which automatically identifies
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Start fast so you don’t miss the moment
Great bits of action can come and go very quickly so you don’t want to waste valuable time starting up your camera. Start the SX30 in a matter of seconds: just flip open the LCD screen, touch the start key and you’re ready to shoot. Later, the Face Index function automatically detects scenes with faces, and the handy Film Roll Index feature summarises long scenes, to make it easier to browse through hours of footage.
One touch disc burn and easy PC back up
One of the great pleasures of shooting film is sharing it with family and friends. It couldn’t be easier with the SX30. Transfer your films to your PC using a super–fast USB 2.0 connection and use your DVD burner to make DVD copies. If you want to share your movies on the move, or free up memory space, you can do it quickly by using the optional DVD burner. This attaches directly to the S30 with a single cable.
PMB (Picture Motion Browser software)
Managing your movie collection is hugely simplified by this software which is included with the SX30. Just install it on your PC and it provides a perfect archive for your films which are all just a click or two away. You can arrange them by date, by person, and search through them quickly. From this archive you can burn them to discs, send them to friends or upload them to sites in a matter of seconds. If you connect your SX30 directly to any TV or computer you can view your work on the big screen too.
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