Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Camera
3 February 2014
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX230HS is priced slightly higher than most compact cameras found in the market. However, it provides the user with a wide array of features that really made this camera stand out amongst other compacts. We were hard pressed to find any flaws with this camera as it did well on all counts, be it design, build quality, features and performance.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS might be the perfect addition to your family if you’re looking for a slightly cheaper but just as powerful version to the SX260. This camera provides equal image and video quality and has many of the features present in the higher range model. It lacks in only slight variations with the specifications, physical appearance and functionality.
Digital Photo Review: Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a solid zoom camera
1 July 2011
Excerpt: (1 items) The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS was one of our highest-rated pocket megazoom cameras of last year. Its successor, the PowerShot SX230 HS ($350 as of May 1, 2011), keeps its core strengths while adding a few notable features. Big changes in the SX230 HS include the camera's 12-megapixel "HS System" CMOS sensor, which replaces the SX210 IS's 14-megapixel CCD sensor and adds high-speed shooting, enhanced low-light sensitivity, and 1080p video capture to the feature...
Pros: Very good image quality, Manual exposure and focus controls, Compact for a pocket megazoom camera, Good high-speed shooting performance
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a 12.1 Megapixel pocket super-zoom with a 14x stabilised range and a 3in screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The HS suffix stands for High Sensitivity, providing enhanced low light performance using a back-illuminated CMOS sensor.
With fully automatic operation featuring scene recognition and face detection as well as full manual and semi auto exposure modes, the SX230 HS will appeal across the spectrum, but is likely to attract more...
Pros: Great image quality - best of peer group., 1080p24 HD video., GPS receiver., Good low light performance.
Cons: Wide-end of zoom 'only' delivers 28mm., Flash pops up unnecessarily., Poor battery life., Chromatic aberration (colour fringing).
Conclusion: Battery life is pretty poor and the constant battle with the pop-up flash can get a little tiresome. Results from the GPS system are patchy, with the camera struggling to find a lock when not out in an open space.
Excerpt: The biggest distinction between the new Canon PowerShot SX230 HS and its SX210 predecessor is an on-board GPS tracker. Users now have the option to geo-tag pictures when they push the shutter. It's hard to miss where the GPS chip is located on the SX230 - it's labeled alongside the shutter, a bump that takes up quite a bit of real estate on the top of the camera.
Pros: Excellent Image Quality, GPS, Works well in low light, HD video is superb, Fully manual control
Cons: GPS functionality could be better utilized, Design is last year's, Overexposure at telephoto focal range
Summary: The Canon Ixus 230HS is another offering in possibly the best range of small pocket cameras around. This is the latest Ixus offering, Canon do another ‘smaller’ unit the PowerShot apart from their many offerings in the DSLR market place.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is an extremely versatile, capable and feature-packed compact superzoom. If you don't need the GPS feature, though, you'll be able to find a similar camera for less money.
Pros: Long 14x optical zoom, Very effective optical image stabiliser, Good low-light performance, 1080p video, Large 3-inch LCD screen