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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

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

wideangle

The wide end of the SX230 HS' zoom range makes capturing expansive scenes a simple task

Telephoto

The telephoto end of the SX230 HS' focal range allows you to get really close to distant subjects, without having to move an inch

Colour

Faithful colour reproduction is a particularly impressive trait of images shot with this camera

Telephoto

There's no doubting the usefulness of the SX230 HS' 14x optical zoom lens, but be prepared to deal with some softness in images shot at its longest setting

Macro

Subjects shot at close-quarters using the camera's Macro AF mode are pleasingly detailed

Miniature

The Miniature creative filter can be used to create some distinctive images

Fisheye

Use the camera's Fish-eye creative filter to comic effect in your shots

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot SX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom14x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Smart Capture, Manual Control, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)223 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height61.6 mm
Width105.7 mm
Depth33.2 mm
Product SeriesSX
Focal Length5 mm to 70 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelSX230 HS
Product NamePowerShot SX230 HS Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberSX230HSBK?
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The PowerShot SX230 HS is the first Canon digital camera to feature GPS technology which is perfect for travelling. It also offers versatile shooting in a slim body with a 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor perfect for low light situations and Full High Definition video. The 14x Optical Zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens lets you get close to the action and also capture sweeping panoramic landscapes or large group shots. Simply switch to Manual Control and have the flexibility in your shooting settings to get more creative.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot SX230 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LXE
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AC Cable
  • AV Cable AVCDC400ST
  • Wrist Strap NS-DC11
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year