Canon PowerShot SX230 HS (Blue) comparison

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS (Blue)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS (Blue)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS (Black)
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Price $248 to $329 at 2 stores $376 at 1 store $229 to $229 at 10 stores $328 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 17 reviews
Release date February 11, 2011 March 19, 2013 January 03, 2014 February 28, 2013 February 11, 2011
The Bottom Line If you want a compact megazoom with manual controls, GPS, and excellent photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a good place to start. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice. If you want a compact megazoom with manual controls, GPS, and excellent photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a good place to start.

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