Pros - Manageable noise at up to 1600 ISO!
- Amazing 14x optical zoom
- 28mm wide angle
- Great image stabilization even at full zoom
- Superior image quality over the competition
- Full 1080p video
- Extensive manual controls
- Awesome interface
- Sharp and b
Cons - The position and behavior of the flash needs to change
- Sensor is 1/2.3 inch and could be larger
- Maximum f/3.1 aperture could be wider
- Long exposures limited to 100 ISO
- No RAW shooting option
Summary If you're looking for a pocket-sized camera that does well in low light, this is a good choice. Although the image quality is very good (let's face it, Canon is king of image quality) the SX230 is limited by a restrictive f/3.1 aperture and tiny 1/2.3" sensor. Looking forward, what Canon needs to do is open up the aperture to at least f/2.8 (as on the SX20) and couple that with a larger 1/1.7" sensor (as on the S95) which ought to be totally feasible within this camera frame and at this price level. Come on Canon, do it! You know you want to squeeze that extra half star out of me. :)
Pros Fast Speed, Awesome in low light settings, great Flash, amazing ZOOM!
Cons The automatic dust lens shield failed within the first month, I have to manually force the shield to close every time i power down.
Summary One of the best low light cameras out there!Very impressed with the quality of the pictures and videoCheck out this video in low light settings at a night DJ Festival.
Pros Amazing enhance color options.. Brilliant optical zoom and image stabilizer
Cons Cannot directly upload to net.
Summary Makes you wanna explore all features...