Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Review

May 25, 2011 | Matt Grayson |

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The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is an extremely versatile, capable and feature-packed compact superzoom. If you don't need the GPS feature, though, you'll be able to find a similar camera for less money.
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The PowerShot SX230 HS builds on the core strengths of the excellent Canon PowerShot SX210 IS pocket megazoom camera, while adding a few notable features.
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Canon has packaged the SX230 with a powerful 14x optical zoom lens, which also boasts their Optical Image Stabilization system. This lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 28 - 392mm, with a maximum aperture range of F/3.1 - 5.9 (Wide - Telephoto). When the camera is powered down, it will fully retract into the body of the camera and is protected by an automatic lens cover. With Canon's IS system, they claim you get up to 2-3 stops of shake compensation when compared to cameras with the same focal range that do not offer IS.
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