Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
Top 60%602 points
Top 60%
Megapixels
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747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS: 44 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.62mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.20fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

5. weight

223g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3200ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

7. video recording

1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
210shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
48% have it
86
0

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

11. pixel density

327ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

12. width

61.60mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

13. height

105.70mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

14. volume

216.16cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

15. thickness

33.20mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

16. resolution

784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

17. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

18. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
14% have it
58
0

19. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
73% have it
57
0

20. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
88% have it
51
0

21. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
66% have it
49
0

22. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
19% have it
47
0

23. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
14x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x
43
0

24. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

25. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.10f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
41
0

26. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
88% have it
41
0

27. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0s
40
0

28. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
51% have it
40
0

29. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
392mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2m
39
0

30. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
64% have it
37
0

31. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad H5D-200c MS: 720s
37
0

32. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
62% have it
36
0

33. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
28mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
35
0

34. has manual ISO

This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
93% have it
32
0

35. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.10
31
0

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