Full HD video with stereo sound and optical zoom.
Compact with an excellent 14x optical zoom lens.
Good image quality.
Built in optical image stabilization.
Low noise up to ISO1600.
Images look great.
Manual exposure and focus controls.
Good high speed shooting performance.
Good low-light photo quality for its class.
Shooting options that encourage experimentation.
Slight corner softening.
Noticeable chromatic aberration.
Slight blooming of bright subjects.
Flash pops up with each power-up.
GPS stays on between shots.
GPS missing mapping function seen on Casio H20G.
Slight vignetting at full optical zoom.
Some purple fringing in extreme conditions.
Mediocre macro mode.
Overall design could be improved.
By Buy-n-Shoot on May 23, 2012
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS might be the perfect addition to your family if you’re looking for a slightly cheaper but just as powerful version to the SX260. This camera provides equal image and video quality and has many of the features present...70
By Expert Reviews on October 27, 2011
Impeccable image quality and quick, comprehensive controls more than make up for the relatively modest zoom range...100
By itreviews.com on October 05, 2011
Review date: 05 October, 2011. Review by: Martyn Clayden Digital camera technology doesn't just race by - it zooms. Only a year ago we were admiring Canon's PowerShot SX210 IS, and now before you can say 'travel zoom' the company has...100
By Tech2 on August 20, 2011
The Canon PowerShot SX230HS is priced slightly higher than most compact cameras found in the market. However, it provides the user with a wide array of features that really made this camera stand out amongst other compacts. We were hard pressed to...75
By PCWorld New Zealand on June 22, 2011
Cameras with built-in GPS receivers once seemed frivolous and gimmicky to me. Now that I’m facing a long overseas trip, I’m having second thoughts about the value of mapping all my shots, so the timing of this review is just...80
By CNET Australia on June 21, 2011
Provided you don't need a bucket-load of features and can live with its odd ergonomics, the SX230 HS will tick most of the boxes for a travel zoom...79
By The Imaging Resource on June 17, 2011
In general, I found the Canon SX230 to be a nimble companion on my jaunts for a week, whether by bike, on foot, or in the car. GPS locations were generally accurate and the logging useful. While I wasn't wild about this particular body color, the...-
By LetsGoDigital on June 17, 2011
Three months ago, Canon introduced a new series of digital compact cameras, including the 12.1 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX230 HS. Despite the new PowerShot SX230 HS`s compact format, the digital camera houses a powerful 14x optical zoom with...-
By ePHOTOzine on June 16, 2011
The Canon Powershot SX230 HS produces great images in a variety of settings, giving impressive levels of detail despite having "only" 12 megapixels, with low noise at high ISO settings, in fact, it's likely that this...-
By Tom's Guide on June 14, 2011
As for the picture quality, of course it isn’t going to be at the same level as any DSLR on the market, but for a camera that’s half the price, the...-