The SX230 features a 12.1 megapixel sensor and, as the name suggests, uses the HS system for improved low-light performance. It has built-in IS, which is particularly welcomed thanks to the 14x optical zoom lens (28-392 equivalent). Like the rest of the line, it also grabs 1080p video. It’s also the first Canon compact to come with built-in GPS, something we’re excited to see making its way into more models. The internal receiver colllects the latitude, longitude and altitude at the time of capture and bundles it with the EXIF data. It will hit shelves at the end of March for $350.

Standout Spec: GPS-enabled.

Product Specifications

Sensor Size: 1/2.3-inch
Sensor Type: CMOS
Megapixels: 12.0
Optical Zoom Range: 12
35mm Equivalent: 28.00 mm
Maximum Aperture: F/3.10
Display Type: LCD
Display Size: 3.0 inches
Display Resolution: 461000 pixels
Minimum ISO: 100 ISO
Maximum ISO: 3200 ISO
Built-in Flash: Yes
Burst Rate: 8.10 fps
Media Type: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC)
Video Capture: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution: 1080p
HDMI Port: Yes
Height: 2.4 inches
Width: 4.2 inches
Depth: 1.3 inches
Weight: 8 ounces
Hot Shoe: No
Rotating Screen: No
Touch Screen: Yes
Optical Viewfinder: No
Body Colors: Black, Red, Blue
Video File Format: MOV H.264
Audio File Format Points: Linear PCM (Stereo
Price: $350.00
Model Number:
SKU: 5043B001