Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
Announced Feb 7, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3″ screen | 28 – 392 mm (14×)
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In the realm of older, 'knock-about' cameras (cheap to acquire, not too distressing to have damaged, stolen, or lost), can anyone give me an informed comparison of the low-light capabilities and effective resolutions of the SX230 HS (which I've had for years) and the S95 (which I'm considering buying for a third / fourth camera)? For low-light performance, I realize that the SX230 HS has a CMOS sensor instead of the S95's CCD sensor, but the S95's sensor is larger (1/1.7-inch versus the...
Hi everyone. Does anyone know how to change copyright info on Canon PowerShot SX230 (or any similar Canon camera)? I've bought a used SX230, and there's still a copyright info from previous user appearing in EXIF data of each photo I shoot - even after factory reset. But I can't find the option to change that info anywhere in the settings, unlike on my EOS DSLR. Do I have to use some utility to accomplish this? I've seen higher-end PowerShots have that option in the settings menu, but I...
My brother plans to get a used SX230, and I do know that flash pops up automatically at every startup, and that it lowers down at every shutdown. However... If you let it pop up, and select "Flash Off" option among the flash settings, will it stay off even when it pops up on the next startup (the flash will raise but not fire)? Or will the flash reset to "Flash On"? 1. Turn camera on, let the flash pop up2. Choose "Flash Off"3. Turn camera off, the flash lowers4. Turn camera on, let the flash...
By: Christine L (Aug 11, 2016)
Posted to: Beginners Questions
Sorry for another “which DSLR to get” question, but I’ve read up a lot and ultimately my decision comes down to about 4-5 factors which I can’t know how much will matter unless I got to try out each camera for a month. So I’m hoping people who HAVE used either camera could weigh in on how important each of these factors really should be in my decision-making. Or if you have unrelated advice, it’s also welcome! I have been largely happy with my (point and shoot) Canon PowerShot SX230 HS. With...
Hi everyone. My first camera was a used Nikon D80 with 18-55 and 55-300 which I bought because was the best offer in shop... After one year I've bought a Canon SX230 HS (12mpx, 14x zoom, 1/2.3" bsi sensor) because i needed a great zoom in a compact body for my travels. Sometime ago i bought a Sony RX100 because my two cameras works bad in low light and are too slow with autofocus: its 20mpx, 1" sensor, 24-100 mm f 1,8-4,8 zoom and 6400 ISO (up to 25600) is so wonderful... Canon is a great...
Hi. I'm replacing my Canon Powershot SX230 HS and wondered if anybody had a recommendation. I mainly use the camera for documenting my walks and probably shoot 15-20 mins of video as well - so the video component is fairly important. I also have a DSLR but want to stick with a fairly small point-and-shoot that still has some of the manual control I have with the SX230. Grateful for any suggestions.
Hey everyone! I've had my Canon PowerShot SX230 HS for about two years, and I love it, it's perfect for me. My only issue is the video file format - is there any way to change it? Currently it records all video in .MOV and while that's fine for playback, I'm constantly having issues when editing in Adobe Premiere. Of course I can run the video through a converter before editing, but that adds an extra step - which is quite annoying, especially when time is of the essence. If anyone knows a...
Hi there, This summer I was playing around with a CMOS digital camera (Canon PowerShot SX220 HS) and wanted to get some basic photos of Venus and some stars.Using the 12x zoom and getting some unfocused images I was able to get photos for 1 - Venus , 2 - Arcturus , 3 - Vega . I was puzzled as to the colors (originally I though in 2 I was looking at Jupiter) and went to check Sky Map to identify the object I had photographed and investigate what the colors I got could mean. After checking that...
Hi, I am new to this excellent forum. I have just purchased this camera and used it on holiday in Turkey, its a great little camera perfect for travel. The stills photography and HD video is good even in low light conditions with the exception that there is a perceptable juddering of the picture when panning in video. Is this the camera (24fps video) or the grade of the memory card? I am using a SanDisk Ultra 64GB class 10 SDXC memory card with 30MB/s data transfer rate. Thanks for your replies.
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