Steve’s Digicams have recently posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SD430 Digital ELPH, a 5.0 megapixels (CCD) digital camera with 3x optical zoom ( 35-105mm f/2.8-4.9), 2.0″ Color LCD with Night Display Control and a built-in wireless control for image transfer and printing.
“The SD430’s 5-megapixel Large Superfine images are awesome, with image quality being what we have come to expect from Canon’s models. Our outdoor sample photos are sharp, show good overall exposure, and color saturation is very pleasing. There was slight softness around the edge of our images, but this amount is very minute and it’s very unlikely the average users would even notice it. The Canon 3x optical zoom lens offers the a typical focal range of 35-105mm (35mm equivalent), providing a moderately wide angle field of view for interior and scenic shots, and telephoto coverage useful for portraits or to bring your subjects a little closer. I noticed moderate barrel distortion at wide angle, but relatively no pin cushioning at telephoto. Chromatic aberrations are well controlled, with only the slightest amount of purple fringing detectable in high contrast areas. Noise levels were very low, especially when the ISO was at 50 or 100, becoming more noticeable as the sensitivity increased. “