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Specification for Canon PowerShot A430

Main Features
Resolution 4
Optical Zoom 4
Battery Type Alkaline or Rechargeable
Main characteristics
Image Sensor Type: CCD
Resolution: 4.2 Megapixel
Optical Zoom: 4x
Camera Type: Standard Point and Shoot
Lens
Interchangeable Lens: Not Interchangeable Lenses
Optical Zoom: 4x
35mm Zoom Lens: 39 - 156 mm
Digital Zoom: 3.6x
Macro Focus Range: 0.39 - 2 in. (w) / 9.8 - 18 in. (t)
Focal Length: 5.4 - 21.6 mm
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 4.2 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 640 x 4802272 x 17041600 x 12001024 x 768
Video
Video Resolutions: 320 x 240 (QVGA)640 x 480 (VGA)160 x 120
Video Speed: 30 fps
Video Format: AVI
Exposure Control
Aperture Range: f2.8/f5.8 (w/t)
Shutter Speed: 1 - 1/2000 sec
White Balance: AutoManualDaylight / Sunny (Preset)Cloudy (Preset)Fluorescent (Preset)Tungsten (Preset)Halogen (Preset)
Storage
Memory Type: MMC CardSD Card
Compression Modes: FineSuperFineNormal
Compression Type: JPEGEXIF 2.2DPOF 1.1
File Size (High Res.): 1.78 MB (72 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.): 0.12 MB (about 1,067 images on 128MB card)
Flash
ISO Speeds: Auto10020040064
Flash Type: Built-In
Flash Functions: Auto FlashRed-eye Reduction FlashSlow Sync
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder: Optical
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 1.8 in.
LCD Screen Resolution: 77,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position: Without LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type: USB
Video Interface: Video Out
Power Supply
Battery Type: 2 x AA Batteries
Battery Life: 90 Images
Included Features
Self Timer: 12 Sec.
Built-in Microphone: With Built-in Microphone
Built-in Speaker: With Built-in Speaker
System Requirements
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP
Other
Height: 4 cm
Width: 10.3 cm
Depth: 5.2 cm
Weight: 0.2 kg
Included Accessories: 2 x AA BatteriesSoftwareUSB CableVideo Cable16 MB Memory CardStrap
Release Date: March, 2006

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“Was very disappointing that canon were not even able...”

Written on: 04/08/2008 by barryhodges (1 review written)

Was very disappointing that canon were not even able or prepared to tell me what was wrong unless I agreed to pay the repair charge of £72. I can buy a new a470 for just another £20, so no point in repairing the unit… Read Full Review

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“Light, easy to use, good positions of the buttons,...”

Written on: 08/01/2008 by timothy p (1 review written)

Light, easy to use, good positions of the buttons, very good photos. The screen is a bit small. Very good little camera. The Canon Powershot A430 is well worth the money… Read Full Review

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“I love this camera.”

Written on: 22/12/2007

I love this camera.
If you are looking for a good camera - this is the one! Great one for the price and the pic's are great… Read Full Review

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“The Canon PowerShot A430 is a very good camera for the...”

Written on: 22/08/2007 by Jschnurr (1 review written)

The Canon PowerShot A430 is a very good camera for the price. The common AA batteries ensures you get power anywhere. I use NiMH rechargeables, and can shoot several dozen pictures without recharging. There are more than enough shooting modes and other features, such as portrait mode or color accent. As a testament to the ruggedness of canon cameras, my A430 fell on cement on the lens when it was out. I thought it was not going to be able to fix it, but after a little disassembly, the lens… Read Full Review

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“I ordered the Canon PowerShot A430 for my 14 year old...”

Written on: 07/06/2007 by mikeince6025 (3 reviews written)

I ordered the Canon PowerShot A430 for my 14 year old daughter before Christmas (she paid the £75). She has hardly been separated from it since.
The camera is packed with features, the functions are fairly intuitive and it is quite easy to get started with the camera - although the more complex functions (such as stitch assist and colour swap) might need referral to the manual.
We haven't used the Canon capture software on the PC so I can't comment on that.
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“The Canon PowerShot A430 is very easy to use and has...”

Written on: 22/03/2007 by eliot (1 review written)

The Canon PowerShot A430 is very easy to use and has a wide range of features. the 4 megapixels are quite disappointing and the impressive advanced features are actually quite hard to use considering this camera is and entry level low budget model. For the price the camera is excellent, but it could do with being a little more accessible to low-budget armatures… Read Full Review

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