Here we are comparing two Canon cameras cameras with different body types: Canon SX30 IS, which was introduced in September 2010 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 14.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor whereas Canon 650D, which was introduced in August 2012 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a 18.0MP APS-C sensor. There is 23 months difference between SX30 IS and 650D so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger 650D, especially in sensor tech.
Comparing a DSLR camera to a Fixed Lens camera is not an easy task but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon SX30 IS and Canon 650D before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon SX30 IS and Canon 650D compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.