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Firmware update for PowerShot SX 230 HS?

 
ISO ­ Boz
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Mar 28, 2012 08:31 |  #1

Anyone know if there was ever a firmware update to keep the flash from popping up every time you turn the camera on?




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Mar 28, 2012 09:42 |  #2

I've never heard of such an update.
I do know that this problem was fixed in the SX260, though.
The 'official' resolution of this issue is to hold the flash when turning on the camera.

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Mar 28, 2012 10:49 as a reply to eyalg's post |  #3

Yes it was fixed in the 260 but at least one review really recommended the 230 over the 260.

Holding your finger on the flash is not a fix in my book.




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Mar 28, 2012 11:44 |  #4

Nope, no fix. No big deal either, IMO.


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Mar 28, 2012 12:47 as a reply to Jon's post |  #5

I just got a 230 and I find it almost impossible
to turn on without my fingers holding down the flash.
My hands are large and I'm still sorting out the best way to grip it.
So it's no big deal to me and if it does pop open how
much trouble is it really to just flip it back down.

Is there a grip like the Franiec available for the 230?
It might add just enough extra purchase.

-Rob




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Mar 28, 2012 13:57 |  #6

YARDBURNER wrote in post #14169316external link
I just got a 230 and I find it almost impossible
to turn on without my fingers holding down the flash.
My hands are large and I'm still sorting out the best way to grip it.
So it's no big deal to me and if it does pop open how
much trouble is it really to just flip it back down.

Is there a grip like the Franiec available for the 230?
It might add just enough extra purchase.

-Rob


How do you like it so far?




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Mar 28, 2012 14:54 as a reply to ISO Boz's post |  #7

So far so good.

I have an SX1 and an SX20.
Was looking for a more pocketable camera
for everyday carry and a trip to Disney World this summer.

Being old school, I'm adjusting to the world
of no viewfinder. Haven't had a whole lot
of time to fool around with but I've shot
lots of pics of my feet and knicknacks around
the house trying out the different effects.

The basic control feel is just a variation on it's
larger cousins so that will make it easier to adapt.

Finding a case proved a bit difficult though.
I was looking for one with a little room for
some other things but not too large.

Seem that every one I tried was either too small
or it rattled around inside. Found a Sony case @
Walmart for $200 and with a black sharpie made it
a no name. Room for camera, phone or ipod classic,
ear buds, 2 spare batteries and a memory card.

-Rob




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ISO ­ Boz
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Mar 28, 2012 20:13 as a reply to YARDBURNER's post |  #8

Have never managed to keep my current p&Us in a case LOL




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Arte ­ Automobilistica
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Apr 08, 2012 12:30 |  #9

Jon wrote in post #14168959external link
Nope, no fix. No big deal either, IMO.

I agree. It makes me smile that the pop up flash "issue" is one of the worst things (cons) that reviewers say about the SX230. Great camera.


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Apr 08, 2012 19:11 as a reply to Arte Automobilistica's post |  #10

sx260hs fixes the problem of the flash raising on power up. the 260hs' pop up flash is similar to the s90, 295 and s100. it will only pop up if you tell it to or if needed. however, unlike the older SX2xx cameras, you cannot push the flash back down with your finger any more with the 260. doing so will break the flash. the 260 is a nice lil update to the 230hs, however, one must decide if the extra $50 more is worth the digci5 and slightly more zoom.


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