Canon sets a new standard for "introductory" digital cameras with the new PowerShot A430. Easy as point-and-shoot, the PowerShot A430 also puts high performance specs and a wide array of advanced capabilities at your command. With 4.0 megapixels of resolution, 4x optical zoom and a variety of shooting modes, the A430 offers better image quality than any other introductory level digital camera. It offers Canon's own DIGIC II Image Processor, designed to improve processing speed and image quality, as well as various shooting modes, including Super Macro Mode and Movie Mode. However, the best feature of the PowerShot A430 is the price. This is one affordable camera that doesn't sacrifice quality imaging and outstanding features, making it perfect for digital beginners.
Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel
Zoom: 4x Optical, 3.6x Digital
Display Screen Size: 1.8"
Supported Media: Secure Digital and MultiMedia Memory Cards
Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera: Supplies and Accessories Options
Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera Specifications
Part # 0933B001
Manufacturer Part #
Optical Sensor Type
Effective Sensor Resolution
Auto, ISO 64/100/200/400 equivalent
1 to 1/2000 sec.
Evaluative, center weighted average, spot (metering frame is fixed to the center)
+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Super Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 2.3 fps
Memory / Storage
Secure Digital, MultiMedia Cards
16 MB MultiMedia Card
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,024 x 768 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Large) 2,272 x 1,280 (Widescreen) Movie: 640 x 480 (10 fps) / 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 1GB, 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Built in flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Off, Slow Synchro
Normal: 1.5-9.8 ft./47cm-3.0m (W), 1.5-6.6 ft./47cm-2.0m (T) Macro: 1.0-1.5 ft./30-47cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
5.4-21.6mm f/2.8-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 39-156mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
4x Optical, 3.6x Digital
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
1.8" TFT Active Matrix LCD Display
Display Form Factor
1 x USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack) 1 x NTSC/PAL video output 1 x Monaural audio output
1 x SD or MultiMedia Card slot
2 x AA size Alkaline Batteries (included) 2 x Rechargeable AA size Ni-MH Batteries (optional) 1 x AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
2.04" x 4.06" x 1.58"
Includes in the Box
PowerShot A430 Body 2 AA size Alkaline Batteries 16MB MultiMediaCard Wrist Strap Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable AV Cable
Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera Features
4.0 Megapixel Resolution with 4x Optical Zoom With 4.0 megapixels, your images will resonate with rich depth and detail, and even enlargements will be clear and sharp. The PowerShot A430 is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens to let you capture everything from landscapes to snapshots with the brightness and clarity genuine Canon optics are famous for. The camera's 1.8" LCD screen gives you an excellent view, both for shooting and reviewing your images.
16 Shooting Modes, including Super Macro Mode and Movie Mode Customize your shots with your choice of 16 shooting modes, such as Portrait, Snow, Beach, Fireworks and Color Accent. Shoot in VGA Movie Mode (640 x 480) at 10 fps or QVGA Movie Mode (320 x 240) at 30 fps with sound. Plus, Super Macro Mode puts you as close as 0.4" from your subject. Advanced engineering ensures that your extreme close-ups will maintain the same high level of sharpness, detail and color fidelity that you see in your standard shots.
DIGIC II Image Processor The PowerShot A430 incorporates Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor. Designed to improve processing speed and image quality, the DIGIC II Image Processor provides markedly faster camera startup, autofocus and playback plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.
iSAPS Technology iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC II Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Easy Direct Printing and Downloading The PowerShot A430's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A430 to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a Windows or Mac computer.
16:9 Widescreen Mode The Widescreen Mode grants full screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer monitors. The PowerShot A430 includes a widescreen resolution option, producing images and film clips that are perfect for your widescreen TV or computer monitor.
Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera Included Items
PowerShot A430 Body
2 AA size Alkaline Batteries
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
USB Interface Cable
Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera Warranty Information
Warranty Length: One Year
Covers: Parts and Labor
Details: Your PowerShot Digital Camera or other contents, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defects in materials or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase, defective parts or a defective PowerShot Digital Camera returned to Canon and proven to be defective upon inspection, will be repaired with new or comparable rebuilt parts or exchanged for a refurbished PowerShot Digital Camera, as determined by Canon.
Contact: By Phone: Canon Technical Support 1.800.828.4040