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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Above 10 Megapixel
Product DescriptionTravel the world with the new PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera. It's the first Canon PowerShot to come with GPS technology that'll automatically tag your photos with time and locations. You can even view all the photos' locations on a map by using special bundled software. And with amazing features, such as the HS SYSTEM, 12.1 Megapixels, 14x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 1080p Full HD Video, the stylish PowerShot SX230 HS is your essential traveling companion!
Submitted by Shane Thomas
Date Reviewed: July 11, 2012
Strengths: Sharp pictures.14X optical zoom. IS is great. 28mm wide. Carry in pocket. Weight. Full HD video with zoom while recording. Screen is a good size. GPS. Manual controls. New HS system takes great low light shots. Battery life.
Weaknesses: Screen is hard to see in bright light. No viewfinder. Larger than most point/shoot cameras and the lens area protrudes. The lens cover that moves over to protect the lens when closed is susceptible to getting smooshed in when carried in a pocket or pack without a case. Flash location being a pop up can be a little annoying.
Hands down the best compact point/shoot I've every owned. Pictures come out sharp. The 14X optical zoom is money and the IS is great. It's wide at 28mm for those self portrait summit pics! Even though slightly larger than most point/shoots, it still fits in my pocket and isn't terrible heavy. Full HD video is great. I can zoom in and out while recording. Screen is a good size. GPS is fun as you can see where you've taken your shots. There are manual controls, but honestly it's pretty good at picking the best setting for you and I don't like to say it, but green box is better with this. The new HS system takes great low light shots, as well as all the other settings.
The screen can be hard to see in bright light so a viewfinder would be nice to have. That would also save battery life even more although I've found battery life to be really quite well. The whole camera feels solid and the only minor flaw would be the lens cover area that is thin and needs to be somewhat protected from getting banged up.
Overall an excellent camera and anyone looking for a point/shoot that wants a HUGE zoom and great pics should seriously consider this.
Price Paid: $299.00
Purchased At: Pictureline
Similar Products Used: PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, PowerShot SD780 IS, PowerShot SD1000
Type of photography: Outdoor