Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

  • Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
80
Based on 32 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • GPS built-in.
  • Full HD video with stereo sound and optical zoom.
  • Compact with an excellent 14x optical zoom lens.

Cons:

  • Slight corner softening.
  • Noticeable chromatic aberration.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Buy-n-Shoot on 70

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...

By Expert Reviews on 100

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

By itreviews.com on 100

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...

By Tech2 on 75

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...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

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...

By CNET Australia on 79

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...

By The Imaging Resource on -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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...

By Tom's Guide on -

The camera can shoot 1080p video and utilize that 14x zoom smoothly at the same time (a rarity). Many people consider this the point-and-shoot of choice for low-lighting situations. Canon boasts about this camera’s...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

The Canon Powershot SX220 HS is a very good camera, the SX230 HS adds GPS and some additional body colours, however compared to other pocket zoom cameras with GPS, the SX230 has slower continuous shooting, and there is less difference between the...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The SX30 is an easy-to-use and well-specified travel compact that delivers 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. We...

By Digital Photography School on -

on the Canon PowerShot SX230I liked the camera because of its small size and easy operational scheme. I liked the longish zoom and Full HD movie capability … I am a great fan of these compacts that can shoot high quality home movies and stills....

By TechRadar on 80

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. Replacing the older SX210 IS, the SX230 HS offers an array of upgraded features that bring...

By PC Advisor on 80

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...

By PCWorld on 80

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....

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

The Canon SX230 lives up to its "HS" High Sensitivity designation with improved low light performance over its SX210...

By PC Mag on 80

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. Buy it...

By Steves Digicams on -

The latest addition to Canon's powerful SX-series line of compact super-zooms, the PowerShot SX230 HS is the most advanced model yet. Building off the success of past models like the SX210 IS and SX200 IS, the SX230 drops the "IS" (Image...