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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1707 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and flash. Comments about the connectivity and storage are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 621 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the focus, and many are negative about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, zoom

flash, reliability, viewfinder

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability. The screen is also appreciated.

screen, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS was one of our highest-rated pocket megazoom cameras of last year. Its successor, the PowerShot SX230 HS ($350 as of May 1, 2011), keeps its core strengths while adding a few notable features.

Very good image quality ; Manual exposure and focus controls ; Compact for a pocket megazoom camera ; Good high-speed shooting performance

Mediocre macro mode ; GPS drains battery quickly

Building on an already-excellent camera, the 14X-optical-zoom PowerShot SX230 HS adds a new sensor, 1080p video capture, high-speed shooting, and in-camera GPS to the mix.

May, 2011

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

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.

14x optical zoom lens, in a small pocketable body. Sharp images. Good low light performance. Fast. Includes GPS for geotagging photos. High-res LCD.

1080p video capture limited to 24fps. No refocusing while recording video. 16:9 widescreen LCD isn't great for shooting 4:3 still images.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

 

The PowerShot SX230 HS is Canon's top compact megazoom featuring a 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 14x zoom. It's the same lens used in 2010's SX210 IS and the body is for the most the same, too. The major change is to the camera's imaging...

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS has good low-light photo quality for its class; excellent color; shooting options that encourage experimentation; and great-looking video quality.

Its shooting performance, though good, lags behind the competition as does its GPS functionality. The battery life is short and the overall design could use some help, too.

If you want a compact megazoom with manual controls, GPS, and excellent photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a good place to start.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Review

 

Excellent High ISO performance up to the maximum 3200 setting.

Well built body that is also stylish with several color choice options ; Excellent outdoor image quality ; Versatile 14x optical zoom with a 28mm - 392mm equivalent range ; Upgraded 3.0-inch LCD is a welcomed addition ; Excellent High ISO performance...

Pop-up flash not in the greatest position; easily blocked by your left index finger ; Flash Pops up automatically in all modes, which is not always wanted ; Non-existent labeling on the 4-way controller ; Indoor image quality not up to par with other...

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS offers some very appealing options stuffed inside its petite frame. We were pleased with the camera's overall image quality and shooting performance, with only a few annoyances, many of which have been carried over from its...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Test

 

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Testfotos : Vor drei Monaten hat Canon eine neue Serie digitaler Kompaktkameras eingeführt, darunter die 12,1 Megapixel Canon PowerShot SX230 HS. Trotz des kompakten Formats der neuen PowerShot SX230 HS, verfügt die...

Jun, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS camera is a new travel-zoom camera that replaces the SX210 model. There's a 14x, 28-392mm optical zoom lens with built-in image stabilizer, 12.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 3 inch LCD screen with 460k-dot...

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS improves on the previous SX210 model primarily by offering more features at a cheaper price. In particular the addition of full 1080p HD movies makes the new SX230 a more than competent all-in-one camera for both photos and...

May, 2011

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

Canon took an already excellent pocket long zoom digital camera and added GPS and Full HD video capability, resulting in an excellent travel camera that can both see far and wide, and can map your route along the way.

Great zoom range from 28mm to 392mm equivalent; Full HD and slow-motion video; excellent print quality

Low battery life; some chromatic aberration; flash pops up when powered on every time

Pro:Con: 14x zoom ranges from 28-392mm Clean design with metal body Dedicated Record button for instant-on Movies Stereo recording for movies Full HD video recording with optical zoom Slow-motion video Enhanced low-light shooting Full PASM exposure...

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Rankings REVIEW SUMMARY STORE PRICING Canon Powershot SX230 HS Hands-on Review COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS Canon Revie

 

Canon's premium compact zoom gets almost everything right. Easy enough for casual photographers but powerful enough for enthusiasts, the SX230 is an excellent camera.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera Review

 

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 video quality and has many of the features present in the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Digitalcamerainfo.com Staff (reviewed.com)

Canon SX230 HS

 

The SX230 boasts an amazing 14x lens, but image quality suffers for it.

14x optical zoom; Intuitive menu interface

Below average color accuracy; Insufficient noise reduction

At the time of this writing, the PowerShot SX230 HS has already been replaced by the SX260 HS. The newer model is $50 more, and we recommend either saving up the extra cash or, if you’re a really thorough shopper, waiting until we finish our review of...

Feb, 2012

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