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Canon SX230 HS

Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning compact digital camera with a Best Buy award from four expert review websites
Compact 12.1MP 14x Yes Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon SX230 HS Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon SX230 HS number 840 across all digital cameras.
86
Reviews
46 Reviews + 9 Awards
38
Features
Missing Some Features
21
Age
6 Years Old
39
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews plus three other sites and a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus two other sites. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is easy to use and it is a good size.
The SX230 HS is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Only 1280 x 720 still image resolution
Only 210 battery life

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Canon SX230 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera has received nine awards from experts in digital cameras.

This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from review websites Expert Reviews, IT Reviews.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no all of whom concluded that this Canon digital camera was very good.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Canon digital camera. This was from Camera Labs, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews who gave it an "Recommended".

In addition, the writer at website Buy-N-Shoot.com decided that this Canon camera was marvellous and gave it a "Gold" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 44 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 79%.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 35,794 expert and user reviews (including 7,072 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it was able to produce good images.

  • The masses have always wanted a powerful camera which would enable them to click distant things and yet get clear images…
    Techmagnifier.com September 2011
  • Excellent photo quality…
    Asia.cnet.com April 2011

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people reckoned that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was compact.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Canon SX230 HS's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SX230 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon SX230 HS's optical zoom of 14x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 42% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The SX230 HS's ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 33% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX230 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon SX230 HS of 3.1 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 71% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the SX230 HS of 0.000313s is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 29% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SX230 HS has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Canon SX230 HS of 223g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 55% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX230 HS features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Canon SX230 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 1280 x 720. That's 94% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon SX230 HS features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX230 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon SX230 HS's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 59% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

The SX230 HS supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The SX230 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 57% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The Canon SX230 HS is a digital camera that takes 210 shots battery life.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of digital cameras is 3m, the highest is 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 12m. The SX230 HS's waterproof up to of 40m is in the highest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon SX230 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX230 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SX230 HS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX230 HS supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Canon SX230 HS's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market since September 2011.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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