The Powershot SX 30 IS is the successor to the SX20 IS.

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CHDK is available for the Powershot SX30 with firmware versions 1.00E, 1.00H, 1.00L, 1.00M, 1.00N and 1.00P from the Download page.



Reviews[edit | edit source]

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Technical Data[edit | edit source]

  • Digic IV image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 1/2.3 inch
  • 35x wide-angle optical zoom lens 24- 840mm, F2.7 - F5.8
  • Image stabilization (lens shift-type)
  • Display: 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD, 230,000 pixels
  • Electronic viewfinder 202.000 pixels
  • Built-in pop up flash, hot-shoe for external flash
  • Video: 1280 x 720 @30 fps (slightly cropped to 28 - 980mm), 640 x 480 @30 fps, 320 x 240 @30 fps, Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
  • HDMI output
  • Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-7L (battery and charger included)
  • Dimensions: 123 x 92 x 108 mm, Weight: 601g (with battery)

Firmware info[edit | edit source]

The ver.req file method is used to gather firmware information about this camera model.

Ver.req First Page Data: After holding down FUNCSET then press DISP:

European PAL Version Header

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
P-ID: 3210  NT D
Firmware Ver GM1.00H
Adj Ver.011.001
Mecha Firm Ver 3.03


USA Version Header P-ID: 3210 NT D
Firmware ver GM1.00L
Adj ver.011.001

CHDK Specialities[edit | edit source]

This section describes special CHDK-related things...

  • When powered on in playback mode, just press the shutter button full or halfway once to switch to record mode
  • To turn the camera on directly in record mode, hold the POWER button for 1 second
  • To enable the DNG support follow the little guidance from the forum
  • The <Alt> key for the SX30, is a short-press of the PRINT button. (PRINT button is to the left of the viewfinder).

For Developers[edit | edit source]

LED addresses[edit | edit source]

0xC0220134 Power LED (green)

Other addresses[edit | edit source]

SX30 1.00P:

  • I/O port for SD card power on/off: 0xC0220018 ([1])


Firmware dumps[edit | edit source]

  • SX30 firmware version 1.00H: mediafire DL link was deleted since Wikia considers it a malware site
  • SX30 firmware version 1.00L: Zshare DL Link
  • SX30 firmware version 1.00M: zSHARE DL Link
  • SX30 firmware version 1.00N
  • SX30 firmware version 1.00P: zSHARE DL Link
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Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror


Porting process & links[edit | edit source]

  • Porting in progress. CHDK booting succesfully. Can create a RAW image file. Some scripts working. Screen redraw/refresh not reliable yet (menus disappear, Canon display not properly refreshed). Forum Link.
  • Beta release available for firmware 1.00E, 1.00H and 1.00L. Forum Link

History & News[edit | edit source]

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