Canon Digital IXUS 30

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Ixus 30

Canon Digital IXUS 30

Style with power

Incredibly slender and delightfully sensuous: the Digital IXUS 30. With all the awesome power needed to give you results that are as stunning as the camera that takes them.

Benefits

  • 3.2 Megapixel sensor
  • UA lens for ultra slim body & 3x optical zoom
  • Extra large 2.0" LCD
  • Long VGA movie clips at 30fps
  • DIGIC II & iSAPS
  • 9-point AiAF
  • 6 scene modes
  • PictBridge/Canon Direct Print compatible
  • Print/Share button
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY

Detailed Features

Resolve and design

With 3.2 Megapixels, the superbly styled Digital IXUS 30 is perfect for detailed prints up to A4 size. A new UA (ultra-high refractive index aspherical) lens offers outstanding image fidelity in an incredibly petite form, making this one of the smallest Digital IXUS cameras with a 3x optical zoom.

Movie making

Make extra-long movies at 30fps VGA (recording of up to 1GB movie files possible*), then share the fun with friends as you play clips - complete with sound - on the extra large high-definition 2.0" LCD screen, or by connecting direct to TV. You can even record 60 seconds of fast QVGA action at 60fps for slow motion review.

Powerful technology

Digital IXUS 30 possesses Canon’s powerful second-generation DIGIC II image processor. It links key camera functions quickly and efficiently to produce superb image clarity, responsive camera control, fast and accurate auto focus, long smooth continuous shooting and quick start-up times. The 9-point AiAF ensures perfectly focused images, even when subjects are not centred in the frame.

Make a scene

iSAPS acts like your own personal photographer’s assistant, analysing the scene before optimising camera settings to help get the best results from every shooting opportunity. Shoot with confidence and creativity, even in tricky shooting conditions, with six scene modes including Indoor and Night Snapshot.

Prints without computer

Printing photos should be as easy as taking them - and it is. Connect your camera to any PictBridge compatible photo printer, push the Print/Share button and within seconds, you’ll be holding a full colour print - it’s that simple. When connected to a Canon SELPHY CP series printer, you can even print handy ID photos.

Image sharing

To edit and manage shots and movies, the Digital IXUS 30 comes complete with Canon’s extensive ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Macintosh) software. Retouch images and manage your digital albums with ease, then share favourite shots with friends with the 100MB of free online space on the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY**.

Option up

Keep your Digital IXUS as new with a snug fitting Soft Case. The optional All Weather Case (waterproof up to 3m depth) protects your camera when hitting the beach or ski slopes.

  • * Depending on memory card speed and capacity.
  • **Not available in all regions.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.5" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.8 – 17.4 mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
Zoom Optical 3x, digital approx. 3.2x, combined approx. 10x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/4.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (2 UA elements)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
Speed 15 – 1/1,500 sec
(Slow Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more, available in Long Shutter Mode only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction).

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.0” P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater, Digital Macro), Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Drive Modes Single, Continuous
Continuous Shooting Not available at time of printing

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L)2048 x 1536, (M1)1600 x 1200, (M2)1024 x 768, (S)640 x 480
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps (M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB (640x480, 320x240, 30/15fps)¹
Up to 3 mins (160x120)¹
Up to 1 min (320x240, 60fps)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on CP printers only)
PictBridge Yess

OTHER FEATURES

My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish

INTERFACE

Computer USB (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type Secure Digital (SD) Card,
16MB SD card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Not available at time of printing
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Case DCC-60, Digital IXUS Metal (Neck) Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case All Weather Case AW-DC30

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 85.8 x 53.4 x 21.1 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 115g
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.