Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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Value for money 7
Video quality 7
Audio & image quality 8
Build quality 7
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera Review
28 September 2012
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.
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).
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: 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.
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.