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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 14x CMOS Sep 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The PowerShot SX230 HS takes great images anywhere with HS System, a 28mm wide-angle 14x optical zoom and Full HD movies. GPS tags your shots and logs your journey making it the ultimate travel... More
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Twelve Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this camera and have given it twelve awards.

The writers at Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, Muycomputer.com and Pclab.pl all endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and IT Reviews.com all of whom thought that this Canon camera was good.

An additional two expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was good. PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the editor of Buy-n-shoot.com thought that it was outstanding and gave it a "Gold" award.

The editor of one other expert review site wrote that this compact camera digital camera was good. Tipa.com gave this camera a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100 based on fifty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine. This puts this compact camera digital camera in the bottom 87% of all the similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 8 user reviews this Canon camera has a superb average user rating. This means that users think this compact camera digital camera is one of the better cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good zoom. Tomsguide.com said in their review of this digital camera six years ago “The camera can shoot 1080p video and utilize that 14x zoom smoothly at the same time (a rarity”. Expert website Letsgodigital.org said “The digital camera houses a powerful 14x optical zoom with a” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cnet.com.au scored it 79 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “Canon has finally entered the travel zoom camera category in earnest with its first GPS-equipped camera”.

Several people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS reckoned that it had a good lens. One Canon PowerShot SX230 HS reviewer who bought the product considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Six years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on Steve's Digicams “The SX230 drops the "IS" (Image Stabilization”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images. Six years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “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” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS and gave the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Helps it deliver the best photos we've ever seen from a pocket-sized ultra-zoom”. Six years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “It takes high-quality photos, films great video” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS had a good picture resolution. Six years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS on expert review site Ephotozine “The SX230 has slower continuous shooting”.

Some customers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS wrote that it was good in low light. Cameralabs.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site Camera Labs “The HS suffix stands for High Sensitivity, providing enhanced low light perfor”. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review six years ago “The Canon SX230 lives up to its "HS" High Sensitivity designation with improved low light performance over its SX210 predecessor” .

One Canon PowerShot SX230 HS owner who reviewed it said that it had a good ISO range. Six years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “It would be nice to see a more extensive aperture range, greater ISO span and performance, as well as the inclusion of raw capture”.

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Good Size

Eighteen people said in their reviews that the product was compact. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag “Last year's Canon PowerShot SX210 IS (3.5 stars, $349.99) was a great compact superzoom camera”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “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”. Asia.cnet.com said “The PowerShot SX230 HS is Canon's top compact longzoom featuring a 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 14x zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Some customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was thin. Expert website Pcmag.com said “A 14x optical zoom in a slim body” in their Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS had gps. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine six years ago “Features a new 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, compared to the previous version's 14 megapixel CCD sensor, with the SX230 HS featuring built in GPS” and scored it 4 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in the same month “Other key features of the Canon SX230 include built-in GPS< a 3 inch LCD screen, full” in their review. Techreviewsource.com mentioned in their review “A 14x optical zoom and a built-in GPS”.

Good Video Capture

Four Canon PowerShot SX230 HS owners who purchased it considered that it was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “In particular the addition of full 1080p HD movies makes the new SX230 a more than competent all-in-one camera for both photos an”.

Easy to Use

Two Canon PowerShot SX230 HS reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “The camera can be as easy to use or” in their review. One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

One Canon PowerShot SX230 HS reviewer considered that this digital camera had a good interface.

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Good Brand

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Canon also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Canon PowerShot SX230 HS owners who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Expert website Firstpost.com said “The Canon PowerShot SX230HS is priced slightly higher than most compact cameras found in the market” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS was good quality. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Excellent photo quality”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said six years ago “Impeccable image quality and quick, comprehensive controls more than make up for the relatively modest zoom range” . In the same month expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Full HD movie capability … I am a great fan of these compacts that can shoot high quality home movies” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Six years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a top choice if you want a long zoom lens, plus bonus features like GPS, in a camera that can fit in your pocket” in their Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS improves on the previous SX210 model primarily by offering more features at a cheaper price” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS “Affordable travel compact with plenty of features to keep the more advanced user occupied”.

Nice Design

Two Canon PowerShot SX230 HS owners who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Expert review site Dpreview.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned “The Canon PowerShot SX260 is a travel zoom camera that packs a 20X zoom lens into a compact and stylish package” in their review. Hardwarezone.com.ph said “The SX230 HS is capable of automatically determining the geographical details of your subject, like a beautiful landscape, such as latitude, longitude, elevation”.

One person concluded that the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS was well designed. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review on Digital Versus “Controls are nicely designed”.

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Good Support

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS on CNET.com “If you want a compact megazoom with manual controls, GPS” and rated the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 4 stars. Techreviewsource.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review “It has both automatic and manual controls, speedy performance”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought the product concluded that it had a good screen.

Robust

One Canon PowerShot SX230 HS reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was well made.

Good Geotagging

One Canon PowerShot SX230 HS owner who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS considered that it had good geotagging. Six years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on expert website CNET.co.uk “With the added bonus of a built-in GPS system for geotagging photos”.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The PowerShot SX230 HS has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 40 meters, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS has a fairly high waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX230 HS. The lowest waterproof up to of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3m, the highest is 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 20m.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX230 HS which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot SX230 HS supports Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the 150[pl_2176458_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX230 HS do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX230 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX230 HS range from 0.17x to 50x. With an optical zoom of 14 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX230 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX230 HS.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (30x).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS has a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings crop are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The PowerShot SX230 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The PowerShot SX230 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX230 HS. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The PowerShot SX230 HS has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera also have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX230 HS the flash exposure correction ranges from ±2EV (1/3 EV step) to ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX230 HS the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 392 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

Compact cameras that have been around for more than two years have combined zooms of between 3x and 290x, and the average combined zoom is 40x. The PowerShot SX230 HS has one of the bigger combined zooms (56 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX230 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX230 HS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot SX230 HS has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX230 HS.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX230 HS range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The PowerShot SX230 HS has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (14.2MP).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX230 HS does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the PowerShot SX230 HS is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX230 HS are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Digital cameras of this age and spec have weights of between 20g and 840g. The PowerShot SX230 HS is fairly heavy (223 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX230 HS.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot SX230 HS has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot SX230 HS is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX230 HS. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX230 HS the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The PowerShot SX230 HS has a quite few total megapixels (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX230 HS.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supporteds "Exif 2.3" and "DPOF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Digital cameras of this type and age have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 160. At 100, the PowerShot SX230 HS has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX230 HS is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. The PowerShot SX230 HS has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX230 HS have weights of between 0.095kg and 180kg. The PowerShot SX230 HS is fairly heavy (0.223 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of digital cameras of this type and age range from 0.0005s to 10s. The PowerShot SX230 HS has one of the longer flash sync-speeds (1 second) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX230 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX230 HS.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (5x).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this age and spec. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(72)
23 May 2012

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS might be the perfect addition to your family if you?re looking for a slightly cheaper but just as powerful version to the SX260. This camera provides equal image and...

Buy-n-shoot.com

24 February 2012

The Canon SX230 HS is the 2011 update to Canon's line of compact travel-zoom cameras, combining GPS functionality, a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor, and 14x optical zoom lens in a slim body.... Read more…

27 October 2011

Impeccable image quality and quick, comprehensive controls more than make up for the relatively modest zoom range...

Expert Reviews

IT Reviews.com

5 October 2011

IT Reviews.com

Review date: 05 October, 2011. Review by: Martyn Clayden Digital camera technology doesn't just race by - it zooms. Only a year ago we were admiring Canon's PowerShot SX210 IS, and now before... Read more…

22 September 2011

The masses have always wanted a powerful camera which would enable them to click distant things and yet get clear images. For this, they required a super-zoom device, but the problem with most of...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 28 December 2011 by AussieGirl2
AussieGirl2 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Love it. I've had Canon cameras all my life. This is my 2nd Powershot. Most happy with both of them. Images are crystal clear. The colours are brilliant. Love the huge zoom range. I also wanted... Read more…

Reviewed 16 August 2014 by Ca
Ca would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Battery with this refurbished camera has been disappointing. It has been totally discharged three times in under three hundred pictures over ten days...

Reviewed 6 January 2012 by Cherry1969
Cherry1969 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

I love my camera, have a great quality in picture, i'm so happy...

Reviewed 4 January 2012 by RDT55
RDT55 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

I am looking for a pocket camera for night shot and this is the one. Great in auto mode !! Great HD video!

Reviewed 23 December 2011 by Greymama3
Greymama3 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

I like its ease and function ability. The look and size is great Haven't got to do a lot yet with it as I received it for Christmas early. I love the zoom...

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See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Nikon S800c vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Nikon S800c vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
Nikon S800c Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
£ 269.99
Eleven Months Newer
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358,000 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
Significantly Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Digital Versus Review is Significantly Worse

WB350F vs PowerShot SX230 HS

Samsung WB350F vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
Samsung WB350F Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
£ 107.99
Two Years Newer
One Hundred and Fourty More Shots Per Battery Charge
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
8.2mm Thinner
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"Expert Reviews" Review is Significantly Worse

DSC-HX50V vs PowerShot SX230 HS

Sony DSC-HX50V vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
Sony DSC-HX50V Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
£ 790.45
Two Years Newer
Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review is Significantly Better
Les Numeriques.com Review is Significantly Better
482x Bigger Digital Zoom
"Expert Reviews" Review is Significantly Worse
Three Times Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
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