Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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Jamesbond6668, DP Review
3 June 2014
Excerpt: I have had the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS for about 2 years and it's rugged and went everywhere with me. I've even printed some of the shots in a BLURB book and you can't tell which shots I took with my Nikon DSLR's or this camera! The zoom was why I originally bought the camera- 14X which was very good at the time it came out. I mostly used the camera for it's HD video and it never disappointed. It was great in all lighting conditions.
Summary: I've had my Powershot SX230 HS for over 3 years now (purchased in December 2011). It's been all over the place with us: Disneyland multiple times, a Caribbean cruise, weekend trips, San Diego beaches, everywhere. It takes great pictures outside, and pretty good ones inside. Sometimes the pictures turn out kind of dark but not nearly as bad as some other cameras I've tried.
Summary: I was ready to replace my Canon A630 with something a little more up to date, and this filled the bill. Admitedly, my familiarity with Canon made the learning curve short. The one thing I was looking for was a longer zoom. It has really made a difference when taking a long range landscape shot; you can crop the picture before you take it. I really don't use a lot of the sophisticated features that these cameras offer, but little by little I am getting educated.
Summary: I really like my new Canon powershot SX260. Pros: The zoom is just amazing; accessories are good; tried the video in full HD and its great; camera modes are good; Cons: Little heavy; felt the battery drained out fast when I used the video mode; didn't know how to use GPS; Overall its a great camera if I don't want to carry my SLR. It fits in your pocket and has great MP and Zoom.
Excerpt: I am amazed at how much Canon has packed into this small package. Camera itself works fine and has a spectacular zoom range. GPS is reasonably quick to lock in. I am reaching the 2 yr mark with this camera and have no significant complaints. This is the camera that is ALWAYS with me. Catches a lot of the shots that otherwise would have gotten away.
Excerpt: I know this camera is a bit long in the tooth at this point, but it's widely traded on Ebay so if you're in the market for a travel zoom you can still get it (cheaply too). So maybe this will help you bargain shoppers... First, ignore the complaints about the flash popping up when turned on and being a problem. Just hold your finger over the flash, where it probably sits naturally, and it will stay down.
Excerpt: I have Nikon D200. It's heavy and big brick, so I can't take it everywhere with me. Also my wife is not familiar with it's features, she is more like poin'n'shoot camera user. I've spotted Canon SX230HS in the near Media Markt. Pink version was 25% cheaper then others, so I've bought one :) I already knew this camera, I've tested it two years ago, and last year I've tested SX260HS, wchich is, in my opinion, worse choice. With CHDK SX230HS is brilliant.
Summary: i liked it a lot. I have had several cameras in last years and this is one of the best. It has several modes for special type of pictures, great quality in pictures and video and is not so fragile as others. Very nice!