As you would expect from Canon, there is a very good menu, including on-screen explanatory texts. It comes out almost without manual. The only small drawback: We do not know at any setting, whether it applies only to the currently selected mode or global impact. Some of the settings appear in various menus.
Image quality for photos Canon SX30IS
The overall impression of the images is very good. Beautiful, natural color reproduction, no Rotschwäche as the competition from Nikon.
Upon closer examination reveals, however, unfortunately, unfortunately, a very high amount of noise. Photos from the SX30 are for my claims only up to about ISO 400 or less useful, everything about it falls to me to the "emergency room".
Are manually or automatically adjustable speeds from ISO 80 to ISO 1600. The image noise at ISO 1600 is even more disturbing after resizing to 800x600, at ISO 800, after all, still clearly visible. Assuming generously to 1600x1200, it is dingy from only ISO 400. On the whole, relatively clean photos only succeed to ISO 200 Whenever possible, so you should use the good stabilizer and best take with ISO 100 or 80, a slower shutter speed in purchasing. The 14 megapixels are pure waste if it were fine image details are washed away in a sea of noise.
In fact, the nominal resolution is likely due to the high noise of the tiny image sensor can be achieved in almost any shooting situation - the typical disease of all modern pixel-defying non-mirror reflections.