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Canon SX230IS HS Red 12.1 MP 14X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

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  • 14X Optical Zoom
  • 12.1 MP Effective Pixels

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Travel the world with the new PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera. It's the first Canon PowerShot to come with GPS technology that'll automatically tag your photos with time and locations. You can even view all the photos' locations on a map by using special bundled software. And with amazing features, such as the HS SYSTEM, 12.1 Megapixels, 14x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 1080p Full HD Video, the stylish PowerShot SX230 HS is your essential traveling companion!

  • newegg Experience the Power The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in a compact PowerShot. The first is the 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.
  • newegg Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. You'll be able to record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button and you won't have to worry about shaky footage because Dynamic IS will help keep your videos steady!
  • newegg The Ideal Travel Companion The new PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera is the first PowerShot digital camera to come equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Now you can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos for you to vividly remember time and time again! You can also maximize the usefulness of this GPS technology by using the special bundled Map Utility software that makes sharing the memories of your worldly adventures very fun. Besides displaying all your photos' locations on a world map, the SX230 HS digital camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo–a great way to visualize how much you've traveled during a particular trip! You can also create and share custom maps–like a personal mini-travel guide!–with friends and family members to give them ideas on what to see and do when they visit a particular destination.
  • newegg Incredible Zooming Power A powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens provides a wide range of shooting possibilities that are great for traveling and everyday photography. The versatile 14x Optical Zoom will let you get the shot you want, whether it's a close-up or a subject that's far away. An ultra wide lens will let you photograph large groups, beautiful landscape and tall buildings, while the Optical Image Stabilizer will help keep images steady and clear.
  • newegg Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos that Shine The PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level - automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 32 shooting scenarios, the camera handles a wide variety of situations, freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.
  • newegg Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos Putting together a video containing highlights from family vacations, important occasions and other special events is now easier than you might imagine. Using the Movie Digest Mode, you can have the camera automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The camera will then combine an entire day's worth of clips into a single video. No editing required - Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!

Learn more about the Canon SX230IS HS


PowerShot SX Series



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Effective Pixels
12.1 MP
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization


Optical Zoom
Wide Angle


Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

Viewfinder & Monitor


Recording System

Storage Media
SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC / MMC+ / HC MMC+ Card


Movie Format




Li-ion Battery Pack


PowerShot SX230IS Camera
Wrist Strap WS-DC11
Battery Pack NB-5L (w/terminal cap)
AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Solution Disk

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Canon SX230IS
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2011 12:55:37 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsNot a good deal!

Pros: Great camera from Canon

Cons: in the Encore Tuesday sale at $50 higher cost then every other competitor

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  • Randolph W.
  • 10/25/2011 10:02:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: This Great color and resolution, great manual mode features. HD video. Cool looking. Nice zoom. Lots of powerful features like CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4. I like the wheel to scroll though pictures. GPS is a nice feature for travelers. Nice accessories available like underwater case, for example.

If you want crisp, colorful photos that are in focus, this camera can do it.

Cons: Canon calls this camera "Red". It's closer to magenta. Definitely a "girls" camera in this color. The popup flash takes some getting used to.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my wife to upgrade from our Canon PS A560. I looked at nikons and sonys, but I wanted to get a similar interface to minimize the learning curve. She loves this camera, uses auto mode almost exclusively. I like to get into all of the manual features. Its a really fun camera. We need to document our infants life and this camera does the job nicely. If you want a powerful camera in a tight package, this is for you. I dropped in a SanDisk 8GB Extreme SDHC Class 10, works nicely and writes fast, decreasing downtime between shots.

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  • Jade R.
  • 10/23/2011 10:39:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome Camera!!!

Pros: Amazing quality zoom, auto focus, image stabilization, low light quality, lots of adjustable settings, small form factor that fits in your pocket, picture editing, auto rotation on image review, mini HDMI, and extremely minimal lag for saving pictures. I've used other cameras that take forever to process and save images and videos. This one is really fast and I've used a few different SD cards with it (Class 6 and 10).

Cons: I turned down the LCD brightness to the lowest setting and I still run through batteries pretty easily. I can record about 4-5 songs at 4 minute length at a concert on a full charge. Battery life is the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars and not 5.

The low light quality is so good I don't need to use the flash ever. Every time I power on the camera the flash tries to pop open. I can't find a setting to disable it so I just hold my finger over it.

Other Thoughts: I don't consider myself to be a camera pro, but this camera performs much better than what I expected from any point and shoot camera. I bought it for pictures and videos at concerts and it does an excellent job.

Get extra batteries online from E-b-a-y...they cost an arm and a leg on Newegg and local stores.

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  • Paul G.
  • 10/7/2011 2:43:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDust in the lens

Pros: Low light, 1080P, manual focus

Cons: menu is somewhat hard to get used to

Other Thoughts: Within one week I had three big dust particles/lint in the lens. Not sure if this had an impact on the facus, but after a couple of weeks the focus woudl not work properly in either photo or video mode. Had to return it for a refund. This woudl be an excellent camera if the lens retractor would actually keep dust out. Dust in the lens in common for p&s cameras, but I have never seen this much dust in any p&s.

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  • John H.
  • 10/4/2011 2:42:32 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRed = Pretty in Pink!

Pros: Don't know, have not used this camera yet.

Cons: The pictures of the red color are misleading here on NewEgg. The red is really pink. Do a search & you will find better color representations on other sites so you know what it really looks like.

Other Thoughts: Also the one I received appears to have been a previous return due to tape on the camera box & how the items were packed. Returning as I don't want a pink camera.

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  • James C.
  • 9/24/2011 2:18:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeems good

Pros: Takes clear photos without a lot of fiddling, but has the options if you want them.

Cons: The autofocus gets confused on macro setting sometimes, for example I was trying to get a spider and it kept refocusing on the house across the street. Manual focus was adequate but even with the auto zoom feature, it was hard to be sure of the precision of my focus.

The popup flash is right where the left hand wants to grip, especially before turning the camera on. Annoying but only mildly so.

Other Thoughts: I haven't used this extensively for family or scenic photos; I've mostly been using it to catalog things too awkward to scan that needed enough detail to get small text. My old 5mp Olympus finally had sensor problems, and the $100 Fuji replacement was too inconsistent at providing details, so I tried this. So far it does the trick, but the mp race doesn't really tell one much about the quality of the picture.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent high-end point n shoot

Pros: First and foremost, this camera takes amazing photos. Autofocus is very good. It also has most of the features you would expect to find in a DSLR in a very compact form factor (but not too small to be awkward). I did not buy from newegg but I'm thinking of buying a second one.

Cons: Does not have exposure bracketing which is surprising to me for a camera with so many features. Some of the features are more difficult to find than my old Canon (A560) but I'm still getting used to the camera.

Other Thoughts: Warning GPS is NOT turned on by default out of the box, and turning it on is at the bottom of a set-up menu (have to scroll down). I bought this camera for a trip to Hawaii but alas most the pics didn't get GPS.

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