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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: I bought this camera as an upgrade to my Wife's reliable Panasonic TZ7. The TZ7 was carried in my pocket for years traveling abroad. Bought the SX230HS after reading DP review's favourable comments.
Powerful telephoto, but image clarity & battery life leave something to be desired
M. Rosewater, Amazon
24 December 2011
Summary: This is a good camera for its class. The lens is particularly impressive (macro, telephoto, low light, etc.). Gives you good auto as well as manual control, and very cool macro shots. Image quality and color really good, and video is excellent as well.
Summary: I have to revise this review after using the S95 The SX230 camera does not even come close to the low light advantage of The S95 and the pictures from the S95 are sharper and more true to color.
Summary: There are many good things about this camera, but 3.0" widescreen and redesigned menus make it hard to use. It takes more blurry pictures than I'd like (all cameras take blurry pictures at times, but not this many). SX230 has 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 image sensor.
Summary: First, the good: it takes great pictures. Low light performance is the best I've ever seen in a point & shoot, so the HS system does seem to do something. The zoom worked well, even during video, though I wish it were a little wider.
Summary: I wanted to give this one a try after the terrible A3300. I have an old Canon sd950 that takes amazing photos but its a bit out dated and the focusing is slow as well as saving. I had hoped that the 230 would work out after trying the A3300, although, I liked its size, ergonomics and features, it...