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Canon PowerShot S230 (Digital IXUS v3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 730 reviews of Canon PowerShot S230 (Digital IXUS v3). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and size. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the low light performance and focus. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, size, performance

zoom, focus, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S230 (Digital IXUS v3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S230 (Digital IXUS v3)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S230 (Digital IXUS v3) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and size. The image quality and usability also get good views. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are less positive about the low light performance and focus.

portability, usability, image quality, size, performance

zoom, focus, low-light

93% 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 S230 (Digital IXUS v3)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S230 (Digital IXUS v3) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - Ixus v3

 

It is entirely possible that 'Q' never issued a Canon Ixus digital camera to James Bond, and we feel that is a terrible oversight. The Ixus v3 is a 3.2 megapixel update to the original Ixus ...

This is a camera for keeping in your pocket or bag at all times. You can forget it's there until you want to use it, and the stainless steel casing should protect it from mild abuse too. It's a neat, interesting design that manages to look almost...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot S230 Digital Elph Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: The latest model in the popular Digital Elph series packs a lot into a small package. It has a 3.2-megapixel image sensor, a 2X optical zoom, and a tough aluminum case that should protect the camera if you ever accidentally stuff it into a...

The camera produced very appealing images, with accurate colors on both indoor and outdoor shots. Shots using the built-in flash looked good, too, and the camera helps prevent red-eye by using a bright LED illuminator, which many subjects find more...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital Elph

 

The S230 is a great camera in a small package with a number of easy-to-use features.

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot S230

 

Continue on to Page Two PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH Camera effective pixels : Approx. 3.2 million Image sensor : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3 million) Lens : 5.4 (W) - 10.8 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35-70 mm) F 2.8 (W) - F...

Oct, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S230 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Camera Operation The S230's user interface is very straightforward and relatively uncomplicated to use, although the host of external controls may seem daunting at first. Most of the camera's functions are controlled by the buttons on the top and the...

The S230 has a 2x, 5.4-10.8mm glass zoom lens, equivalent to a 35-70mm zoom on a 35mm camera. Aperture is automatically controlled, but the maximum setting ranges from f/2.8 at full wide angle to f/4 at full telephoto. A maximum 3.2x digital zoom...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Canon PowerShot S230

 

The Canon Powershot S230 (also known as the Digital IXUS V3) is a 3 megapixel digital camera with a 2x Optical Zoom lens. Steve's Digicams have reviewed the Canon Powershot S230 and write - 'Canon took the popular PowerShot S200 and made it even better...

Jan, 2004

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

Canon Powershot Digital IXUS V3: Satisfying

 

The IXUS V3 camera can fit comfortably in your pocket. But does it have enough features to satisfy? Read our Australian review to find out.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH

 

The S230 isn't just a higher resolution ELPH -- it also incorporates the new DIGIC image processor and iSAPS technology, also found in the more expensive PowerShot G3

Very good photo quality in most situations ; Small, elegant metal body ; Super fast performance ; Impressive movie, playback modes ; Has an AF illuminator lamp ; Above average battery life for a small camera ; Great software bundle

Major redeye problems ; Wish it had a 3X zoom lens

On the whole, I'm pleased with how this latest Digital ELPH performed. The PowerShot S230 is a very responsive camera in terms of startup, shutter lag, and shot-to-shot speed. It offers quite a few manual controls too, including white balance and...

Oct, 2002

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Superb little wonder

 

I've...

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Superb quality from such a small camera!

 

I bought one of these Canon Ixus V3 digital cameras after seeing the results from a colleagues, for a camera smaller than a cigare...

Feb, 2004

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