Thirty-five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Expert website Letsgodigital.org said “The digital camera houses a powerful 14x optical zoom with a” in their Canon 230 HS review. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a 12.1MP compact travel zoom that packs a 14x optical zoom, along with a wide range of shooting modes”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is the latest travel-zoom camera to hit the market, offering a 14x zoom lens and a sensible 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor”.
Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Dpreview.com said on expert review site DP Review “The Canon PowerShot SX260 is a travel zoom camera that packs a 20X zoom lens into a compact”. Juice wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The Ixus 220 HS has a 24mm lens (wide-angle) and a 5x optical zoom The Ixus 230 HS has a 28mm lens (ultra-wide-angle)”. Five years ago Disappointed Mum mentioned “Can't really comment on quality of results as it had its first real "outing" last week for my son's graduation and the lens jammed fully open” in their review of this digital camera although they only scored it 2 stars out of 5.
Seven owners said that it had a good autofocus. Mac World said “Manual exposure and focus controls”. Six years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert website What Digital Camera “Despite having a strong focus on sle”. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “We particularly liked the tracking auto-focus (for moving subjects)” and rated it 80 out of 100.
Six customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Tomsguide.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very effective optical image stabiliser”. Website Goodhousekeeping.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Great image stabilization”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The SX230 drops the "IS" (Image Stabilization”.