Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review

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

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Effective pixels: 12.1mp
Sensor: 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Lens: 14x optical zoom, 28 – 392mm (35mm equivalent), f/3.1 – f/5.9 with IS
Memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus
Viewfinder: No viewfinder
LCD Screen: 3" PureColor II G (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 461,000 dots
Video resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080, 24 fps
ISO range: Auto, ISO 100-3200
Focus modes: Single, Continuous (only available in Auto mode), Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF
Max burst rate: 3.2fps / High-Speed Burst (3mp): 8.1fps
Shutter speeds: 1 – 1/3200 sec
Weight: 223g (including batteries and memory card)
Dimensions: 105.7 x 61.6 x 33.2 mm
Power supply: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L, Optional AC Adapter Kit

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