2012: The Year That Was

Join us, won't you, for a special Woot-Off recap of all those products that made us laugh, cry, marvel and rage over the past 365 days. This is 2012: The Year That Was.

Take a good look, loyal Wooters, because today we're recapping the most memorable products. There's that thing, remember how it made you smile? And that other thing, oh, boy! The forums sure called that a Woot-Off killer last February. Now, of course, we can look back and laugh.

And what about those twins from March? Or that elder statesman from May? Everyone had written THAT product off back in 2008, but it sure came through in the end.

Ultimately, it's your choice to applaud or catcall, but keep in mind: these products gave their very best, and they gave it for you. In these final, quiet days of 2012, let's remember the products that said "The show must go on!" and marched out, one by one, to take their chances before the crowd.

And please, ignore all those savages who say we're just emptying out our warehouse before the new year begins. They don't know a THING about artistic genius.

Back to the Woot-Off!


  • Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash and lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS
  • Remember where you were and when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger lets you view the locations on a map via Canon's software
  • Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens. Great overall zoom for a family vacation to your favorite tourist destination
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • Movie Digest Mode records a short video clip right before shooting a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video
  • New scene modes, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, add an artistic look to your photos
  • Large, bright 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD with high resolution and wide viewing angle

Shipping Note: Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is not available for this item.

The Postal Service now forbids shipping lithium batteries, or any items containing them, outside the US. We need a physical address within the United States to ship your order to. Apologies to our APO/FPO customers.

Warranty: 90 Day Woot Limited Warranty


Pixels: Total: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor: 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats: Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution: 12MP: 4000 x 3000 @ 4:3
Other Resolutions: 10.6MP: 4000 x 2664 @ 3:2
9MP: 4000 x 2248 @ 16:9
9MP: 2992 x 2992 @ 1:1
4.4MP: 2816 x 1584 @ 16:9
5.3MP: 2816 x 1880 @ 3:2
6MP: 2816 x 2112 @ 4:3
4.4MP: 2112 x 2112 @ 1:1
2MP: 1920 x 1080 @ 16:9
1.7MP: 1600 x 1064 @ 3:2
1.9MP: 1600 x 1200 @ 4:3
1.4MP: 1200 x 1200 @ 1:1
0.23MP: 640 x 360 @ 16:9
0.27MP: 640 x 424 @ 3:2
0.3MP: 640 x 480 @ 4:3
0.23MP: 480 x 480 @ 1:1
Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization: Optical
Lens: EFL: 5-70mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-392 mm)
Aperture: f/3.1 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Zoom: Optical: 14x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range: Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.28' (1.0 m) - Infinity
Macro: 2.0" (5.08 cm) - 19.69" (50 cm)
Exposure Control:
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-3200
Shutter: 15 - 1/3200 sec
Exposure Metering: Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes: Modes: AE Lock, Manual, Program Shift, Safety Shift, i-Contrast
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 0.33 EV steps)
White Balance Modes: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater
Burst Rate: Up to 8.1 shots/sec
Self Timer: 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Built-in Flash: Yes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, FE Lock, Flash On, Off, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range: Wide: 2.5 - 11.5' (0.76 - 3.51 m)
Telephoto: 3.3 - 6.6' (1.01 - 2.01 m)
Memory Card Type: SD/SDHC/SDXC
HC MMCplus
Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording: With Video, Stereo
Screen: 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (461000 pixels)
Connectivity: miniUSB 2.0
HDMI C (Mini)
AV Output
Operating/Storage Temperature: Operating
32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Battery: NB-5L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter: CA-DC10 (not included)
Dimensions: 4.16"(W) x 2.42"(H) x 1.31"(D)
Weight: 6.88 oz Camera Only


In the box:

  • Canon Powershot SX230 HS Digital Camera with 14x Optical Zoom
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Charger
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap

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