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PowerShot SD430

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series

PowerShot SD430 Kit Contents

PowerShot SD430 Kit Contents PowerShot SD430 Digital ELPH Wireless Body Battery Pack NB-4L Battery Charger CB-2LV Wireless Print Adapter WA-1N Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20 (for WA-1N) SD Memory Card SDC-16M Wrist Strap WS-600 Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU AV Cable AVC-DC300


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical / 4x Digital / 12x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device


5.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 5.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 5.0 Megapixels


Focal Length

5.8-17.4mm f/2.8-4.9 zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm format)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal AF: 1.0 ft./30cm-infinity
Macro AF: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (WIDE), 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (TELE)
Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in./3-10cm (WIDE)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

Approx. 118,000 pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8 (W) - f/4.9 (T)

Shutter Speed

15-1/1500 sec.; Long shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

Exposure Control


Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent

Light Metering Method

Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, Spot** Metering frame with Spot Mode is fixed to center.

Exposure Control Method

Program AE
AE Lock is available

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

White Balance Control

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Flash Range

Normal: 1.6-12 ft./50cm - 3.5m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm - 2.0m (T)
Macro: 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (W/T) (When ISO is set to Auto)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Not available

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Manual, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets), Digital Macro, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie

Photo Effects

Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White

Self Timer

Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec./10 sec. delay, Custom

Wireless Control

IEEE 802.11b
Infrastructure Mode (computer via access point), Ad-Hoc Mode (printer via Wireless Print Adapter WA-1N or computer via wireless LAN card)

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.1 fps

Image Storage

Storage Media

SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard

File Format

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)

Image Recording Format

Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

JPEG Compression Mode

Normal, Fine, SuperFine

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Large)Movie: 640 x 480/320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps available up to 1GB or 1 hour for each file size), 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnail images), Sound Memos, Slide Show
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Still Image: Single image, All images
Movie: Part of movie, All of movie


Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video Out


Audio Out



Memory card slot. Direct connection via camera's USB cable or wireless connection with Wireless Print Adapter WA-1N to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers.

Power Supply

1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-4L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 Still Image: approx. 150 shots (NB-4L/LCD on),* approx. 500 shots (NB-4L/LCD off) *1 Approx. 180 min. (NB-4L)*

Power Source

1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-4L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10

Shooting Capacity

Still Image: approx. 150 shots (NB-4L/LCD on),* approx. 500 shots (NB-4L/LCD off) *1

Playback Time

Approx. 180 min. (NB-4L)*

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.90 (W) x 2.14 (H) x 0.85 (D) in./99.0 (W) x 54.4 (H) x 21.7 (D) mm


Approx. 4.59 oz./130g (camera body only)

* CIPA standard
*1 Canon Standard Test Methods.
22 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
Canon, PowerShot, ELPH and DIGIC are registered trademarks, and SELPHY and PIXMA are trademarks, of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


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  1. Wireless Print Adapter WA-1N required.
  2. Windows XP SP2 only. Form Mac OSX 10.4, firmware update via web download is required.
  3. A firmware update for both cameras via web download is required.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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