Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Compact Camera Review & Features

Canon has released the PowerShot SX230 HS compact super zoom camera, which is its first GPS enabled Digital Camera. This latest release combines various features like wide-angle flexibility, high-zoom performance with slim, sleek, pocket-friendly trendy designs. It offers a leading set of features perfect for people with heavy trips or vacations.

The Global Positioning System technology (GPS) will help users to captures the geographical details of every shot automatically. It has a dedicated receiver to record time, longitude, altitude and latitude for each of your photos. The captured image/video will be stored within the EXIF and the Canon’s bundled Map Utility software will allow users to display all the pictures captured with locations on a Google world maps.

It also has a GPS Logger feature that will allow users to track route of trip and then display outline on the map when photos are uploaded to PC later. This enables a great way to share and create custom maps with family members and friends. The PowerShot SX230 HS is available at a retail price of €299 in the European market and $349.99 in the US market.


It features with good low-light photo quality with excellent color accuracy and bright LCD. Its sophisticated super zoom features, high video quality and simple control menu encourages user to experimentation with photo capturing.


The battery life is not that great, little hard to hold and it lacks a full manual; though posses great features but without the manual most of the users may not be able to explore its features.

Features of Canon PowerShot SX230

  • 12.1-Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor
  • LCD screen 3.0-inch with 461K pixels and 100% frame coverage
  • 14x wide angle optical zoom with 28-392mm
  • Built-in Global Positioning System technology (GPS) for Geotagging and logging
  • 1080p full HD Video recording with stereo sound
  • Optical Image stabilization
  • Smart Auto- 32 scenes (Face detection, focus, exposure)
  • Built-in with auto pop-up flash unit
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Memory card slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Waterproof Case
  • Super Slow Motion movie mode that records 340×240 movies at 240fps and High-speed Burst
  • Movie Digest & iFrame movie that records videos around 4 seconds before every still image taken
  • Design: Trendy Sleek body available in 3 colors (Black, Blue and Pink)