"Performs quite well in the dark."4.5 starson by flyspy
Pros: I did use the low light mode and it was still a bit grainy, however while using night mode out doors I really I got sharp clear images.
Cons: Low light mode was still a bit grainy. The flash is located in an inconvenient place and the battery drains quite rapidly.
Summary: Overall, I really have enjoyed these features and am getting used to the the placement of the flash. I have a full account of the powershot on: http://www.articlesbase.com/visual-art-articles/my-personal-account-and-review-of-the-cannon-powershot-sx230-hs-4756197.html