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Canon SX230 HS

Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 14 times zoom factor digital camera
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 but mediocre features, we have scored the Canon SX230 HS as follows for Summary.
100
46 Reviews + 9 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is easy to use and is a good size.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

Canon SX230 HS Video Reviews


Canon SX230 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded by digital camera experts of all the cameras.

The authors at review websites Expert Reviews, IT Reviews.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no all concluded that this camera was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Canon camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

The experts at two other expert review sites endorsed this camera. This Canon digital camera received a "Gold" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com who concluded it was brilliant and review site PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Average Expert Reviews

This Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 79% based on 44 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

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Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 33,726 owner and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed it agreed 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 it is Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was compact.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SX230 HS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This Canon camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Canon SX230 HS has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

The SX230 HS has a pretty typical weight (223 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the SX230 HS has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon SX230 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon SX230 HS has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the SX230 HS which takes 210 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SX230 HS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The SX230 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SX230 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon SX230 HS features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX230 HS has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Custom Colours

The SX230 HS supports custom colours, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The SX230 HS has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SX230 HS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX230 HS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX230 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of cameras is 3m and the highest is 60m. With a waterproof up to of 40 meters, the Canon SX230 HS has one of the higher waterproof (up to) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX230 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon SX230 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Canon digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX230 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2011.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon pssx230hsbk, pshotsx230hsblw, pshotsx230hsroz, 5045b001aa, 5045b013aa, 5045b009aa, 5045b010aa, 5045b020aa, 5045b011
Barcodes 00013803133929, 00013803135022, 00013803135169, 00138031350228, 00138031351690, 00714574565835, 00714574571294, 03610170014348, 03610170021438, 03610170531029, 04960999780405, 04960999780429, 08714574565651, 08714574565668, 08714574565675, 08714574565699, 08714574565743, 08714574565750, 08714574565767, 08714574565781, 08714574565835, 08714574565842, 08714574565859, 08714574565873, 08714574571294, 08714574571300, 08714574571317

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