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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 also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity and storage. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and flash.

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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. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts 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.

Oct, 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. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the viewfinder and reliability get critical comments. Comments are divided on the focus.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, zoom

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

Oct, 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 really like the usability. The screen also gets good feedback.

screen, usability

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

Oct, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

With a 14x optical zoom and built-in GPS this 12.1MP compact could be the perfect partner for your travels?

Image quality ; Ease of use ; Massive focal range

No ability to record Raw files ; No finger grip ; GPS is a drain on battery

The SX30 is an easy-to-use and well-specified travel compact that delivers consistently excellent image quality. While we would have liked the ability to record lossless Raw files and a proper finger grip, there is little else to fault with the camera....

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

 

The big-zoom camera that remembers where you've been

Great image quality ; Well controlled noise at high ISOs ; Very useful 14x optical zoom range ; Very good sound quality in HD movies ; Excellent range of Auto and manual exposure modes

Poor battery life ; Inconsistent results from the GPS ; Over-eager pop-up flash

Scanning the specifications for Canon's latest high-zoom travel compact, it certainly looks as if the new PowerShot SX230 HS leaves very little to be desired.

May, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

 

Canon is having a good year with its PowerShot and Ixus cameras. Much of it is down to its 12-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, which appears yet again in the SX230 HS and helps it deliver the best photos we've ever seen from a pocket-sized ultra-zoom...

Impeccable image quality and quick, comprehensive controls more than make up for the relatively modest zoom range

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

 

Big changes in the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS include the camera's 12-megapixel "HS System" CMOS sensor, which replaces the SX210 IS's 14-megapixel CCD sensor and adds high-speed shooting, enhanced low-light sensitivity, and 1080p video capture to the...

Canon consistently makes some of the best-performing point-and-shoot cameras in our tests, and the PowerShot SX230 HS is no exception. Its image quality puts it among the top tier of 2011's pocket-megazoom class, and the camera can be as easy to use or...

May, 2011

TIPA Award!

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

 

La Canon PowerShot SX230 HS adotta un sensore CMOS HS System da 12,1 Megapixel ed uno zoom ottico 14x (28-392mm equivalente) con stabilizzatore ottico d'immagine. Il display LCD da 3 pollici, con copertura al 100%, garantisce buona visibilità e facile...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

 

This is a practical and affordable travel compact with plenty of features to keep the more advanced user occupied.It would be nice to see a more extensive aperture range, greater ISO span and performance, as well as the inclusion of raw capture but, as...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : GadgetSpeak (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon Ixus 230HS

 

The Canon Ixus 230HS is another offering in possibly the best range of small pocket cameras around. This is the latest Ixus offering, Canon do another ‘smaller' unit the PowerShot apart from their many offerings in the DSLR market place.

Feb, 2012

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

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