Power and Durability

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Power and Durability
9 months ago

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. Recently I shot video of a girl getting her septum pierced in a small dark trailer at a car show.....I couldn't hardly see a thing but the camera picked it all up as it there was a lot more light. I was pleasantly surprised.

I've used many pocket cameras over the years to take everywhere and use where a DSLR was not allowed. From the 4 or 5 others this one was the only one that I kept and used for 2 years. All the others I would replace after about 8 months or so. This one was always faster on the draw, no lag in-between shots, etc....

The only reason I've recently replaced it with a Sony HX50V is because I noticed some sand must of gotten in-between the lens and the automatic lens cover protector.......and when it closed it must of scratched the lens. Even though there are 4 vertical scratches on the lens it was still shooting clear photos but this did effect the video when shooting with any light coming towards the lens....

Small, powerful, reliable and does what a pocket camera is expected to do. (Better than expected with video!)

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