Canon Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Black)

Canon Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Black)

Canon Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Black) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCPSSX230B MFR # 5043B031AA
Canon Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Black)

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  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 28-392mm Super Telephoto 14x Zoom Lens
  • Useful 28mm Wide Angle
  • Built-In GPS for Geo-Tagging
  • Bright 3" High Resolution LCD Monitor
  • Full 1080p HD Video W/Stereo Sound
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Effects Like Toy Camera & Monochrome
  • Improved Low Light/High ISO Photos
  • Smart AUTO Has 32 Predefined Scenes
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Canon 5043B031AA overview

  • 1Description

Canon's Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Black) adds a new twist to the feature-packed PowerShot cameras: built-in GPS that will automatically tag your photos with time and location. It also offers a full set of photographic goodies in a very small package (4.1 x 2.4 x 1.3"/10.5 x 6.1 x 3.3 cm and weighing in at just 6.88 oz/195 g)--a 12.1MP CMOS high resolution sensor, a super-zoom 14x wide-angle 28-392mm lens (equivalent in 35mm format), and full 1920 x 1080 HD video with stereo sound, for starters.

It's also got the advanced HS system delivering clear, sharp photos with detail and nuance in low light, with high or low ISO images. Optical image stabilization keeps away the shaky pictures and video, and Smart AUTO recognizes and sets optimal exposure, shutter and focus settings for 32 predefined shooting situations. The Super Slow Motion Movie mode records video at 240fps for a very slow motion playback, and the High-Speed Burst mode allows you to shoot still photos at up to 8.1fps.

A large range of creative effects is available, including fisheye effect, miniature effect (stills and video), toy camera effect that creates a vignette similar to pinhole cameras, monochrome, super vivid, color accent, color swap (pick one color in a photo and replace that color with another of your choice), long shutter to blur moving objects for artistic effect, and many more. One of the most convenient features is the Movie Digest Mode, which will 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.

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.
Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD
Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot 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!
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.
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.
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.
Smart AUTO
The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
P Program
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
The ultimate in creative control, you can select aperture and shutter speed manually.
Tv Shutter-Priority
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
Av Aperture-Priority
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
Movie Digest Mode
Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into a video.
Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Smart Shutter
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
High-speed Burst
The camera shoots continuously at a high speed of approx. 8.2fps while you hold down the shutter.
Best Image Selection
The camera takes five photos in succession, and then chooses the best one out of the bunch.
Handheld Night Scene
Suppresses image blur even without the help of a tripod.
Low Light
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Fisheye Effect
Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills
Emphasizes perspective for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of videos and stills.
Toy Camera Effect
Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Color Accent
Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Color Swap
Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Stitch Assist
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps for up to 14 min. 53 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 24 fps for up to 21 min. and 23 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 46 min. and 46 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 2 hours 23 min. and 41 sec. or 4GB per clip. Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.
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!
See the Image on a Big Screen
The PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera's high resolution (461,000 dots) 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
In the Box
Canon Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Black)
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • NB-5L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • CB-2LX Charger for Canon NB-5L Lithium Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Interface Cable
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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    Canon 5043B031AA specs

    Pixels Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
    Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: MOV
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Max Resolution 12 MP: 4000 x 3000
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Color Spaces None
    Lens Effective Focal Length: 5 to 70mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28 to 392mm)
    Aperture: f/3.1 (W) to f/5.9 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 14x
    Digital: 4x
    Focus Range Wide: 1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity
    Telephoto: 3.28' to Infinity / 1 m to Infinity
    Macro: 2" to 19.69" / 5.08 cm to 50.01 cm
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 3200
    Shutter 15 to 1/3200  
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Manual, Program Shift, Safety Shift, i-Contrast
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 8.1 fps for up to Frames
    Self-Timer 2 Sec

    Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in one-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    FE Lock
    Flash On
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Effective Flash Range Wide:2.5 to 11.5' / 0.8 to 3.5 m
    Telephoto:3.3 to 6.6' / 1.0 to 2.0 m
    Memory Card Type SD
    HC MMCplus
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (461,000 Pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity AV Output
    HDMI C (Mini)
    AV Output
    Battery NB-5L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter CA-DC10 (Not Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.3" / 10.7 x 6.1 x 3.3 cm
    Weight 6.88 oz / 195.05 g Camera Only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 6.0 x 3.5"

    Canon 5043B031AA reviews

    Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 202.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile little camera with HD video! I am an experienced amateur. I purchased this camera to replace my old Canon point-and-shoot. I loved the promise of camera that can shoot in low light situations without a flash. My first outing with this camera was a concert, shooting still photos and video from the cheap seats. Over all, I am thrilled with this camera's ability to zoom and focus in low lighting such as a concert. I used it outdoors on Easter and was very happy with the shots then too. I like the large LCD screen. The auto focus finds faces in every situation I have used it. Having trouble finding anything not to like.
    Date published: 2011-05-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just an ordinary point & shoot I chose this camera rather than Nikon similars because of the manual controls. They do their job, but I cannot say the same abou the auto mode. It does not control the flash so well, giving me poor results with night pictures. And there's no forced flash in auto mode. The good point is that I'm being forced to learn how to use the manual modes. I also expected a better performance in low light conditions, like night landscapes, but I'm getting noisy images. My old 2MP Nikon, and my not so old Cybershot were much better point and shoot cameras. I mean, this is not a bad camera. I just expected a better performance due to the price tag.
    Date published: 2011-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Point & Shoot for Quick Pics This little camera takes great pictures and nice HD video. Great for a vacation by having both a video and a picture camera in one. It took a while to come out, but the camera was worth waiting for. The only negatives are that the Pop-Up flash is easily blocked when turning the camera on and the Full-HD is only 24FPS. It's a solid camera that does a lot of the thinking for you to give a great picture. A little more pricey than it's Elph counterpart but the money is in the better lens.
    Date published: 2011-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little camera, poor documentation Great size, range and features. Only issue is the lack of any meaningful hard copy documentation. If you went by what is included you would not even realize there is a GPS function. I understand the info is on the included CD however, lugging a computer into the field can be a bit cumbersome. With all of the features this guy has, GPS is just one, the inclusion of a small pocket size manual like the 5D or 1D series would be very beneficial. I did write this up pretty much as I have here and submitted it on the manufacturers review site and it came back as REJECTED! I emailed them and asked what rule I had violated but as of yet no response.
    Date published: 2011-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera I was in the market for a pocket type of camera to carry in my purse. I'm a serious photographer and have a Canon 7D for my nature photography. It is too large to carry with me everywhere but I still like to have a camera with me. This small camera fits the bill and then some. It can do a lot for a point and shoot and I have gotten fabulous photos when I might have missed them because I wasn't carrying my camera. I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants a small camera that can handle lots of different lighting situations with suprising results. Can't replace the 7D, of course, but is a very satisfactory camera to have when I don't want to take the big one. I love it.
    Date published: 2012-01-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Underwhelmed Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I've been underwhelmed by the camera. In particular, it's ability to capture action shots is disappointing. The burst mode is really slow when there isn't very strong light. Image stabilization is not what I expected (I make a concerted effort to hold the camera steady and wherever possible brace my arms against fixed objects to further steady the camera). But still too many blurry shots. I was expecting this Canon to be head-and-shoulders better than my previous $70-or-so point-and-shoot and while it is certainly better and more versatile, it's not that much better. It's an OK camera but I am mildly disappointed in its performance.
    Date published: 2012-01-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handle with Care For a two-day trip to Bryce/Zion/Grand Canyon, I needed a new pocket travel zoom to complement my main DSLR with a 24-105. This camera captured sharp, detailed images with excellent color reproduction. The zoom capability was the primary reason I chose this model and it did not disappoint, easily capturing big horn sheep and close-ups of the rock formations. The movie mode is easy to use. I bought an extra battery, but battery life was not an issue. My main problem with this camera is that the shuttering lens cover is VERY FRAGILE. It got bent while carrying the camera in my pocket and would not open/close properly. We worked on it and got it almost back to normal, but I fear it will never be right.
    Date published: 2011-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best compact camera I have owned. The picture quality is amazing. The ability to shoot in aperature and shutter priority or full manual is great. Geotagging is indispensible after having it in my iPhone. It is not assisted, so no as quick to lock on to locations, but after it figures out where it is, it is faster the next time you power up in the same vicinity. The pop up flash is a nice touch. The camera is overall fast and responsive. My favorite features are the handheld night shot mode which enables non-blurry night shots by taking 3quick shots and overlaying them instead of using a long exposure. Brilliant. I could never get a nice shot of the skyline at night with previous cameras. The portrait mode works really well also. Image stabilization is amazing even using full zoom.. The only things negative are the slightly too tight mode wheel and the short battery life. Buy an extra battery!
    Date published: 2011-06-13
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