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190 of 195 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very sturdy camera., 10 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Canon Powershot SX240 HS Digital Camera - Black (12.1 MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD (Camera)
This compact is fairly heavy (for a compact) which feels good and is an indication of its good build quality.
There are lots of features which I'm still getting to grips with; I do suspect that many of these features will never be used by me but might appeal to others.
I've not had a chance to get out and about with it yet but the few shots I've taken in my garden are really good (as you'd expect from Canon). The 20x zoom is extremely handy and I will explore it more.
In summary, with limited experience, it seems an excellent camera. I've had dozens of Canons over the years and this one doesn't disappoint.
The only minor niggle is the Instruction book...well, there isn't one! There's a thick booklet to tell you how to get started in 3 pages of English and the rest in about a hundred other languages. Downloading instructions form the Internet is easy enough but at well over two hundred pages, I didn't want to print it out. So, I have to sit in front of my computer, with the camera, studying all the various features. I know this saves a bit of money for the manufacturers but I find it really annoying. I feel that people not too familiar with cameras might just read the basics, not get on very well, and think the camera is rubbish. All because they didn't read a proper manual. Perhaps I'm just an old fogie.

It is now a couple of months later and I feel I have to add that I'm still extremely pleased with it. In particular, the zoom with IS is great. I took some shots of the same scenes with this compact and with my EOS 7D. To be honest, looking at both sets on the computer, it's almost impossible to tell which were taken with the compact and which with the DSLR.
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Initial post: 23 Jul 2013 12:49:13 BDT
One of the annoying things with a lot of cameras is having to keep changing the battery. The other thing thing is with a lot of cameras is that the button to take a photo is very close to the flash and when taking a picture you can easily cover the flash

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2013 15:10:55 BDT
Others have commented that the battery life on this camera is poor. But I've found it to be quite good; I guess it depends on how much you use the flash and zoom.
The pop up flash if away from the shutter button but you have to be a bit careful to not cover it with the left hand. No big problem.
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