Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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Not my favorite.
B. Chaponot "Chap8464", Amazon
13 May 2013
Summary: I used to like point and shoots. This was my last. I spent good money ($350) for this camera and wasn't overly impressed. The 14x zoom was one of the biggest selling points for me. But the ease of use for manual operations wasn't very good and not matter what I did in manual operations it seemed to make the shot worse. I never felt in control of this camera and the manual operation features, although rich, never made a picture better for me.
Summary: the camera rocks... and pink is great too....easier to find then black. The lens cover is CRAP though. while in your bag or pocket the metal gets bent and then proceeds to scratch the lens every time it opens and closes. scratch scratch scratch. Sad.
Summary: Ordering and delivery from Amazon was, as usual, a perfect experience. However, I am disappointed in this camera. This purchase was meant to be a replacement for my wife's 6 year old Casio point and shoot, and as a pocketable alternative to my Canon SLR when I don't feel like carrying all my SLR "stuff". While it is pocketable or purse ready, and has many of the shooting controls that allow control of shutter speed, aperture, white balance, etc.
Summary: Disappointed with indoor picture quality. I had researched cameras and read reviews, and this one seemed to be very well rated. Outdoor pictures have been good, but indoor pictures do not always turn out well. The color can be little off, and I've gotten many slightly blurry pictures. The image looks clear on the back of the camera, but then it's a little blurry when I pull it up on my computer.
Summary: Camera design always involves trade-offs. In the case of this camera after a few shots I've noticed this tendency overall: - Camera tends to overexpose generally by about 1/3-1/2 stop. - There is noticable highlight clipping with this camera. It's average to a little worse than Panasonics in the same caliber. - Images tend to look very digital/video-ish rather than as genuine true-color, true-contrast images.
Summary: I decided to buy this camera after a friend of mine took great photos during her European vacation. The camera is OK - I paid $300 and dont feel it is worth the money I paid. My BIGGEST complaint is BATTERY LIFE SUCKS. I never use the GPS - and it cannot even last for a 4 hour birthday party. This is a huge disappointment considering my Nikon D90 seems to have infinite battery, I have never ran out of battery during a day of taking photos.
Summary: Although this camera has great specs, I am not impressed with its ability to get focused when zoomed out. I have taken numerous photos of stationary wildlife while zoomed out, but very few of them turned out to be acceptable. Most of them were blurry. I noticed that the camera was having trouble getting focused during the shots, so I tried to time the press of the shutter release to catch it in focus in the viewfinder. That worked about 20% of the time.
Excerpt: I admit I swap out my side belt camera (camera I take everywhere!) about every year, 2 years at the most....I love trying out new pocket cameras. I've used the G10 (Lovely shots but too heavy for your belt or pocket.) Some Panasonic super zoom cameras (the images were fuzzy usually.), and super small Elph cameras by Canon. (OK, there are excellent and small!). But the one that seems to have it all right now is the SX230. The video is freaking awesome.....yes.
Summary: Great quality, great shots BUT low battery life and yes, that stupid flash wherein your fingers get in the way is a nuisance! Remember to put the band around your wrist lest you inadvertently drop the cam for the sake of trying to grip it!
Summary: Canon products are great in photography! The main problem I found is the flash, its place and the way its opened is not practical! when you start the camera, the flash will open, if your finger is there then it will not come, I do not know what will happen in this case, may be one time the flash will break, or will be damaged! zoom is great, and you will feel it. quality of pictures are not that much in poor light or inside the house rooms!