Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Announced Feb 7, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 392 mm (14×)
dpreview conclusion

The SX230 HS is one of the best-featured cameras in its class, and came out top in our testing for detail reproduction in both good and poor light. High ISO performance is excellent, but lens distortion and chromatic aberration can be problematic in some shooting situations.

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77%
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Good for

General everyday use, especially when travelling

Not so good for

Distortion and chromatic aberration can impact upon image quality in some situations

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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Apr 4, 2011)

The PowerShot SX230 features a 14X zoom lens, widescreen 3-inch LCD display, auto and manual controls, and Full HD video recording (albeit at 24 fps). It has the best photo quality of the three GPS-equipped ultra zooms that I tested. However, its focusing, continuous shooting, and battery performance is average, at best. If you can live with that, then the SX230 is a solid choice.

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

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,...

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