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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Click Great Pictures With Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

By Garry Beau

The canon Powershot A430 camera is a well built digital camera of the company in the market of films and digital cameras. The 4.0 megapixel camera of the Canon A430 redefines the entry level models of Canon. This model has replaced the earlier A410 model with an enlarged LCD of 1.8 inches, increased optical zoom of 4x, and added sound to the movie mode. At an affordable price, this model of camera from Canon has brought quality available to you. Those of you who want to bring home great pictures while traveling light on the budget, the A430 is a great option.

The camera has a 4 megapixel CCD which delivers image resolutions of 2,2721,704 pixels. It has a colour LCD monitor of 1.8 inches. The 4 times optical zoom lens of the camera has a focal length equivalent to 39-156mm in the format of 35 mm. The maximum aperture of this lens is f/2.8(wide) to f/5.8(tele). The camera also has the feature of 3.6x digital zoom. Manual and Auto Flash On/Off flash modes are available in this camera and using the HF-DC1 Canon's High Power Flash boosts the camera's flash capability. To make your photo something different, you can add various colour affects which includes black & white, vivid, neutral, sepia, colour, darker skin tone, lighter skin tone and positive film.

The display of the camera includes a 1.8 inch LCD which has 77000 pixels of resolution. The screen has adjustable brightness and a 3m range of the built in flash which becomes 2m when using the zoom lens. The flash modes of this camera are auto on/off and normal. Other features in it include sync speed and red eye reduction. Movies of upto 1GB can be recorded by this camera. With the USB cable included with the camera, you can connect the camera to your PC, and copy the images from the MMC/SD memory card. You can also directly print the images using a PictBridge printer.

Using the Canon Powershot A430 is very easy. The camera's back contains all the key controls, including control dial which allows the selection of the shooting mode. Other controls include menu access, flash, zoom and macro printing. The settings of control items while using the menu system like the ISO and white balance are located in the function menu. The standard menu contains items like AF assist zoom lamp and digital zoom control.

Two alkaline batteries of AA-type are used by this camera. Rechargeable batteries of 2000 mAh rating can be used and higher the rating of the batteries, the longer time the camera can be used between the charges. A memory card of 16 MB MMC is provided along with the camera. 12 shots can be taken with the camera's default settings before it becomes full. Hence, a spare card has to be used with the Canon Powershot A430 camera.

The camera has a rectangular shape of fairly standard. The colour of the camera is shiny silver with the front section being slightly darker which adds contrast to it. The overall dimension of the camera is 103.051.840.2mm and it weighs 160g. The Canon Powershot A430 is slightly too large to be slipped in a pocket.

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