• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 392.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
  • Nikon D610
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Predecessor: Canon SX210 IS
SX210 IS vs SX230 HS
Nikon D600
D600 vs D610
Successor: Canon SX260 HS
SX230 HS vs SX260 HS
 
General
Model Number: SX230 HS D610
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $349.99 $2499.95
Street Price: $269.00 $1,548.47
Date Available: 2011-03-30 2013-10-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.7 oz (218 g)
includes batteries
47.6 oz (1,350 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(106 x 62 x 33 mm)
5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.
(141 x 113 x 82 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 24.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 35mm
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 5.97 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   94
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   25.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   14.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   2,925
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
6016 x 4016 (24.2 MP, 3:2),
4512 x 3008 (13.6 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2008 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1968 (5.8 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.2 5.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24)
1280x720 (30/​6/​3/​1.5)
640x480 (30/​120/​6/​3/​1.5)
320x240 (30/​240)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: PCM) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Nikon F
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 392mm 24 - 85mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 70mm 24 - 85mm
Zoom Ratio: 14.00x 3.54x
Aperture Range: f/3.1 (W) / f/5.9 (T) to f/8.0 f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/4.5 - f/29 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 72.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detection; Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to center) OVF: 39-point (9 cross type) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking via Nikon Multi-CAM 4800FX; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 20.6mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots 921,000 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ISO 100 - 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600), Auto (adjustable)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom Auto (2 types) Incandescent Fluorescent (7 types) Direct Sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) Choose color temperature (2,500K–10,000K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/3200 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, SCN (Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filter (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap) Scene (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key), HDR, Active D-Lighting
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Manual (3 levels), Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro Front-curtain sync, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync; built-in flash supports wireless Commander mode
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 2.5 - 11.5 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft (T), 75cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m, (T)) Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync:   1/200 (up to 1/250 with reduced flash range)
Flash Exposure Compensation:   -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a ISO-type Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: PCM) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Headphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.03 0.50
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   0.51
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   36
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.58
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.2 5.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   30
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   15
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   13
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.40 seconds 0.26 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.53 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   1.54 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.218 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.054 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.30 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.090 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   OVF: Full AF lag, Auto-area Mode = 0.335s LV: Full AF lag, Sigma 70mm = 1.78s Full AF lag, kit lens = 1.54s Prefocused = 0.218s
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 0.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.2 seconds 4.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   900 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-5L Proprietary EN-EL15, optional MB-D14 battery grip
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-5L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Canon HS system, Full HD 1080p24 movies, PASM exposure modes, HDMI output, Built-in GPS geo-tagging, Movie Digest. Available in black, blue and red. Updates from the D600 include: new shutter assembly, faster burst mode (6fps), new quiet continuous mode (3fps), improved auto white balance.