Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review Ilse Jurriën : June 17th 2011 - 00:43 CET
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS test photos : 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 a 28mm wide-angle lens. Thanks to Canon`s HS System, a high image quality is possible under all shooting circumstances. By combining the 12 Megapixel CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 4 image processor, there is less noise and a greater dynamic range. The result is clear, natural colors, even with little light. Thanks to its slim body, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is easy to take along in your pocket.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review
The Canon SX-series is known for the powerful, ultra-zoom lens. Every Canon SX-camera is equipped with at least a 10x optical zoom. The SX-series is directly below the popular and very advanced G-series. The Canon Powershot SX-series is for photographers that are looking for a compact and inexpensive digital camera that is still able to perform. The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, in comparison with its little brother, the PowerShot SX220 HS, has an extra: built-in GPS with log function. The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is Canon`s first camera with GPS functionality. GPS gives users information about the location and the time at which the photos were taken. With the log function, the route can also be recorded. Subsequently, travels can be followed via Google Maps.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera
If you don`t feel like bothering with all kinds of settings during photography, with the Canon SX230 HS you can use Canon's Smart Auto mode. Smart Auto uses scene detection technology to evaluate every shooting situation and then chooses the right scene out of a selection of 32 variables, in order to take the perfect photo. For the more experienced user, diverse settings of the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS can be set manually, such as the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focus. This is ideal for creative photographers that wish to further develop their photographic skills.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS video
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is also equipped with a Movie Record button, in order to switch quickly between photo and video. Video recordings are saved in 1920x1080p Full HD resolution with 24 frames per second. While shooting video, the image stabilizer and 14x zoom remain functional. The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS can also be used underwater. With the optional waterproof body (WP-DC42), you can go diving to a depth of up to 40 meters. The Canon SX230 HS is now available in the pink, blue, and black for a suggested retail price of 329.00 Euros.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS test photos
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS test photos were taken with a full production camera. This means that this Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is the same as the digital camera that is available in retail stores. The Canon SX230 HS will soon be fully tested on technical aspects in our DIWA test lab under laboratory conditions. The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS test photos in this article were shot in Nunspeet, The Netherlands. The original Canon PowerShot SX230 HS photos can be downloaded via the links found underneath the pictures.