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Canon SX230 HS

85

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Canon SX230 HS

$259.00
Canon SX230 HS
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A bargain price and multi award winning compact camera, with very good features
Compact 12.1MP 14x Yes Aug 2011
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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
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Canon SX230 HS Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Canon SX230 HS number 111 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
68 Reviews + 12 Awards
91
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 85?

It has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Average minimum aperture number
Has a built-in flash
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 compact.<br>- HS system (12.1 mp)<br>- 28mm, 14x zoom. optical is<br>- gps<br>- full HD with optical zoom. dynamic is<br>- wide 7.5 cm (3.0") purecolor II G lcd<br>- smart auto (32 scenes)<br>- high-speed burst & super slow motion movie<br>- movie digest & iframe movie<br>- manual control<br>- waterproof C
HS system (12.1 mp)
28mm with 14x zoom and optical IS
GPS* with logger function
Full HD with optical zoom. dynamic IS and stereo sound
Wide 7.5 cm (3.0") purecolor II G LCD
Smart auto
High-speed burst & super slow motion movie
Movie digest & iframe movie
Manual control
Waterproof case
use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electron

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Canon SX230 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon SX230 HS?

The Canon SX230 HS is 105.7mm wide and 61.6mm tall. It is 33.2mm deep and weighs 0.223kg.

Canon SX230 HS front dimensions
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Canon SX230 HS In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Great Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $259.00 it is still cheaper than 58% of cameras.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The SX230 HS's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP 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 a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon SX230 HS of 14x is in the biggest 26% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The SX230 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than 66% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX230 HS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The SX230 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.1 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 78% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the SX230 HS of only 0.000313s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 27% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon SX230 HS has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the SX230 HS of 223g is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 54% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

The Canon SX230 HS's waterproof up to of 40m is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest waterproof up to of digital cameras is 3m, the highest is 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Only 210 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the SX230 HS which takes 210 battery life.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SX230 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The SX230 HS's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 62% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SX230 HS does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX230 HS supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The SX230 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 32% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The SX230 HS features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Average Display Diagonal

The SX230 HS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The SX230 HS does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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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 69% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The SX230 HS supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon SX230 HS supports custom colours, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX230 HS has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX230 HS has an orientation sensor. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon SX230 HS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest digital camera is 0.095kg heavy, the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.25kg. The weight of the SX230 HS of 0.223kg is in the heaviest 26% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon SX230 HS of 5.9 is larger than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX230 HS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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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, 05053313429704, 08714574565651, 08714574565668, 08714574565675, 08714574565699, 08714574565743, 08714574565750, 08714574565767, 08714574565781, 08714574565835, 08714574565842, 08714574565859, 08714574565873, 08714574571294, 08714574571300, 08714574571317

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