PowerShot SD30 DIGITAL ELPH / DIGITAL IXUS i zoom / IXY DIGITAL L3[edit | edit source]

The Ixus iZoom (Europe) / Powershot SD30 (North America) / IXY Digital L3 (Japan) is a 5.0 MP compact camera, released in August 2005.


CHDK is available from the Download page for the Ixus iZoom / SD30 with firmware versions 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G and 100H

Reviews and Specifications[edit | edit source]

Technical Data[edit | edit source]

Digic II image processor VxWorks operating system

Sensor: 5.0 million effective pixels, 1/2.5 inch CCD type  
Lens: 38 - 90 mm, 2.4 x optical zoom, F3.2 - F5.4   
ISO 50 to 400  
Display: 1.8 inch TFT, 118,000 pixels  
Storage: SD / MMC Card  
Power: rechargeable Li-Ion battery NB-4L  
Dimensions: 96 x 45 x 24 mm (3.8 x 1.8 x 0.9 inch),  Weight: 105 g (3.7 oz) (without battery)

Firmware information[edit | edit source]

When getting the firmware version of this camera, besides requiring an empty file called "vers.req" on the memory card, the FUNC SET and FLASH buttons have to be pressed (unlike some other models).

Canon PowerShot SD30
P-ID:30F4  NT

Firmware Ver GM1.00G
Adj Ver.002.019
Sep 26 2005  18:48:25

Using CHDK's USB Remote feature on the SD30 / IXUS i zoom[edit | edit source]

The USB connector is on the camera's cradle. While in the cradle one cannot switch to Rec mode unless one executes the following script with CHDK's Lua native calls option enabled. After using that one can switch to Rec mode and connect the USB Remote to the cradle. The cradle has a plastic tripod thread, too.

@title DisguiseCradleStatus
@chdk_version 1.3

For Developers[edit | edit source]

  • Platform ID: 30F4 (hex)

Firmware dumps[edit | edit source]

  • A dump for firmware version 1.00G is available on Rapidshare (achieved using udumper.exe)

Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

LEDs[edit | edit source]

AF_LED    0xC0220080 
BLUE_LED  0xC0220084 
RED_LED   0xC0220088 
GREEN_LED 0xC022008C

Porting process[edit | edit source]

Forum porting thread: SD30/IXUS iZoom porting...

→ Since changeset #621 (06-Dec-2008) the sources are included in the 'official' trunk ([1]).

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