poor performance

Started Jun 27, 2011 | User reviews
sueymem New Member • Posts: 2
poor performance
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I bought this camera to replace a drowned SX10IS. The auto feature is absolutely useless as it has a mind of its own and is very difficult to override. Even in aV mode, the lens freezes and requires turning off/on. The picture quality is not as good and the buttons on the body are too sensitive. The Zoombrowser software is very wonky and always shows error messages that Canon says is OK. Fortunately my previous camera is now working so I will go back to it and the old software. What an expensive, under-performing upgrade.

Problems:

Expensive batteries with poor charge. No printed manual (have to download/print).

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
14 megapixels • 2.7 screen • 24 – 840 mm (35×)
Announced: Sep 14, 2010
sueymem's score
1.0
Average community score
3.2
bad for good for
Kids / pets
bad
Action / sports
awful
Landscapes / scenery
acceptable
Portraits
unrated
Low light (without flash)
acceptable
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
unrated
= community average
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