Canon Digital IXUS 230 HS

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With an 8x zoom lens, Full HD and the low-light skills of the HS System, the fashionably slim IXUS 230 HS is the perfect partner for nights out. Smart Auto lets you focus on living life to the full.

Sharp, versatile, intelligent
A powerful 8x optical zoom lets you home in on details of far away objects or fit more in the frame with the 28mm wide-angle lens for great group shots and landscapes. Intelligent IS automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 7 modes to prevent blur and deliver sharp and detailed photos and videos.

HS System
HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4 processor and high sensitivity sensor combine to give superior image quality in all situations.

Smart and compact
One of the slimmest 8x zoom cameras available, the IXUS 230 HS has a compact, elegant metal body that’s small enough to carry in your pocket.

7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
A large, high quality 460k dot LCD screen allows easy framing and reviewing of images from any angle and effortless menu navigation. A tempered glass outer layer gives excellent durability.

Full HD movies, Powered IS
Create Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound you’ll be proud to share. Use the optical zoom to get close to the action while the optical Image Stabilizer keeps your movies steady. A dedicated movie button lets you switch instantly from stills to movie mode; an HDMI-CEC connector allows easy playback on an HDTV.

Smart Auto
Effortlessly shoot high quality photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects the perfect settings from 32 variables (21 in movie). All you have to do is point and shoot.

High-speed Burst. Super Slow Motion Movie
High-speed Burst delivers non-stop photo shooting, capturing 8.7 shots per second (3.0 MP), so you never miss a thing. Super Slow Motion Movie slows fast-paced action up to an 1/8th of the real speed.

iFrame movie (720p). Movie Digest
Shoot PC and Mac friendly HD video (720p) in the optimised Apple iFrame format for fast importing, easy editing and simple sharing. Movie Digest records up to 4-seconds of action before each still shot, joining the day’s clips into a bonus VGA movie.

Creative modes
Explore your creativity with fun shooting modes. Effects include Toy Camera for an older style camera look, Miniature to transform a photo or movie scene into a scale model and Monochrome.

Hints & Tips
Simple Hints & Tips interface messages offer step-by-step menu guidance making it easy to understand camera features and settings.
Built-in microphone:
Battery life (CIPA standard):
210 shots
Battery technology:
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type:
Built-in processor:
Photo effects:
Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:
Beach, Fireworks, Portrait, Snow
2,10 s
Shooting modes:
Auto, Scene
White balance:
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Tungsten
Colour of product:
Flash modes:
Auto, Flash off, Manual, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):
0.50 - 2 m
Flash range (wide):
0.50 - 4 m
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:
Auto Focus (AF) lock:
Auto focusing (AF) modes:
Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:
0.01 m
Digital zoom:
Focal length range (f-f):
5 - 40 mm
Lens structure (elements/groups):
Optical zoom:
ISO sensitivity:
100, 200, 400, 3200, Auto
Light exposure correction:
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Compatible memory cards:
Operating relative humidity (H-H):
10 - 90%
Operating temperature (T-T):
0 - 40 °C
Aperture range (F-F):
3 - 5.9
Built-in flash:
Camera shutter speed:
1 - 1/2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):
28 - 224 mm
HDMI ports quantity:
USB 2.0 ports quantity:
Video capability:
Bundled software:
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Camera type:
Compact camera
Image sensor size:
Image stabilizer:
Maximum image resolution:
4000 x 3000 pixels
12.1 MP
Sensor type:
Still image resolution(s):
480 x 480,640 x 424,1200 x 1200,1600 x 1064,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2816 x 1584,2816 x 2112,2992 x 2992,4000 x 2248,4000 x 2664,4000 x 3000
Camera shutter type:
Mac operating systems supported:
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Windows operating systems supported:
Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista
Maximum video resolution:
1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate:
24 fps
Video formats supported:
Video recording:
Video resolutions:
640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 pixels
2.21 cm
5.68 cm
140 g
9.58 cm