Pros handy, colorful
Cons battery life miserable; shows battery low after a few shots, changes again to more battery, to low. u never know how long it lasts. using flash or video, battery is low immediately. not bearable!!! flash at the wrong side for right hand people!!!!
Summary don't buy that. worst camera i ever had,u can't have a camera where u never know if the battery lasts at least a day, which it never does, not even taking too many pics.
"O...M...G..."on by SibilantOne
Pros Extraordinary photo and video quality for a point and shoot.
Solid build quality and shock resistance.
Incredible optical zoom (way longer reach than one might think)
Comparable detail to our T3i SLR
Cons Flash is definitely in the worst possible place.
Summary Got this as a Christmas gift from my baby and I can honestly say it has been almost a year and I would not trade this camera for any other point and shoot. In fact, I love it's portability and amazing quality so much that when we purchased a tripod for our DLSR, I tried it out on this camera first! Just truly amazing how long the lens is and how detailed the photos are for something so compact. If you're on the fence, let me make up your mind for you...BUY THIS ONE! You will never look back.
Pros Auto mode recognizes people in the image and selects multiple focal points, and adjusts exposure time if it sees the people move.
Well thought-out controls.
Very light and compact.
LCD visible in bright light.
Zoom is ample.
Cons Zoom lens could provide a bit more of a wide angle when "un-zoomed."
Must remember to manually flip up the flash if I wish to use fill-in flash, and
When I hold the camera, the fingers on my left hand tend to unbeknownst close the pop-up flash.
Summary Takes consistently excellent shots, and it the controls are much easier to use than compact cameras with the LCD touch-screen settings.
I looked for a justification for buying an SLR, but the point-and-shoots do so much. I'm amazed how the Auto mode recognizes people in the image and selects multiple focal points, and adjusts exposure time if it sees the people move. I always found the Canon SLRs to have well thought-out controls that were consistent between models, and the Canon Powershot SX230 has the same control layout. The camera is very light and compact. I took the SX230 on a trip to the Greek Islands—tricky exposures what with sun drenched seaside and plaza scenes, and dark shipboard suites. The exposures were flawless. I held the camera over my head to shoot over crowds, yet I was still able to frame the shot using the LCD in bright sunlight. The ample zoom is very useful.
"SX230 I A MUST HAVE"on by bujifon
Pros i like this Camera too. the Sx230 is a very fine and easy camera to use. Moreover it is very portable. great zoom and wonderful image quality. i think it is a 4.5 rating.
Cons i think it is a 4.5 rating.
Pros Sees almost like the naked eye and I assume it's the CMOS processor. The image stabilization is excellent. "AUTO" is INTELLIGENT in that if you shoot something very close it switches to close-up automatically, etc.
Cons None so far - some say it's kinda thick for a point-and-shoot, but that is necessary for the LONG ZOOM. For myself, I find it kind small to hold .... or is that a "PRO?"
Summary The SX230 will replace my old 6X zoom, and will be a very handy fit-in-my-pocket, go-on-trips camera when I don't want to take the big DSLR. I have found CANON great to deal with and that was a big plus in choosing this unit.