Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera - 12.1 Megapixel - Black
Movie Feature – captures full high definition video with audio up to 1920x1080 at 24fps, or iFrame Movie at 1280x720 at 30fps . Also features super slow-motion video at 120 or 240 fps (frames per second), miniature effect, and dynamic image stabilisation. Recording length is up to capacity of memory card.
* SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. We recommend class 4 or higher memory cards for recording high definition video.
What are the features and how will they benefit you?
12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor – allows you to capture amazing photos even in low-light situations
GPS Technology - Perfect for travelling, log all your photos and display with Google maps
14x Optical Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens – 14x Optical Zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens allows you to zoom right into very distant subjects, or shoot beautiful sweeping landscapes, great group shots, architecture and tight interior shots.
DIG!C 4 - Canon's newest processor gives you clearer images with more vibrant colours, fast start-up time, super-fast image processing, and low power consumption.
3.0 inch 460K LCD Screen - Use the high resolution 460K 3.0” wide LCD screen with wide viewing angle to easily compose and share your photos.
Manual Control - Get creative with your photography and enjoy full flexibility with manual control or explore a range of scene modes
iFrame video format - The new iFrame video format can dramatically simplify and speed up the process of importing, editing and sharing your videos.
Creative Filters - Shoot with creative filters for an added effect: Fish Eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster, Colour Accent and Colour Swap effects are available.
Intelligent Auto (32 scenes) - Improved Auto mode in both photo and video mode makes it even easier to get the perfect shot
Face Detection – focuses and sets correct exposure on faces rather than other objects that may appear in the frame. Also includes face detection self timer for when you want to be in the shot too.
Servo AF / Servo AE – Tracks your subject and locks the focus and exposure on the target.
Smart Shutter – Includes a number of intelligent features such as Face Detection Self-timer, Smile Shutter and Wink Self Timer.
Optical Image Stabilisation - counteracts blurred images due to shaky hands or when shooting in low-light conditions. Also important at full zoom where a small movement of the hand can cause a lot of movement at the other end. Up to approx. 4 stops compensation.
ISO to 3200 - this will help you take better photos in low lighting – reduces blur caused by camera shake or subject movement.
Intelligent Flash Exposure - Automatically detects whether flash is required and adjusts the flash output, shutter speed, aperture and ISO speed to best suit the photo being taken.
Red Eye Correction - this camera lets you fix red eyes in the camera, which is great if you're printing straight from the memory card or to a pictbridge compatible printer.
Blink Detection – warns you when someone blinks in the photo you have just taken
High Speed Burst Mode – shoot still photos up to 8.1fps (frames per second). Great for capturing action shots.
Mini HDMI output - High Definition movies can be viewed easily on a TV with optional mini HDMI -> HDMI cable (sold separately).
|What’s in the Box? |
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-5L
Battery Charger CB-2LXE
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
AV Cable AVCDC400ST
Software Suite CD-ROM - ZoomBrowser EX (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), PhotoStitch, CameraWindows
12 Month Warranty with Canon Australia
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| ||Secure Digital Cards are available in standard speed, or other |
options include USB connectivity and high speed cards.
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Specifications of the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera
PowerShot SX230 HS Technical Specifications
Sensor / Image Processor
Effective Number of Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
Size / Filter Array
1/2.3 inch / Primary colour filter (Bayer)
Focal Length (optical)
5.0 (W) – 70 (T) mm
35mm film equivalent
28 (W) - 392 (T) mm
f/3.1(W) - f/8.0 (T), f/5.9 - f/8.0 (T)
15-1/3200 sec. (total shutter speed range)
Optical approx 14x; Digital approx 4x
Optical (Lens Shift Type), approx 4 steps
TTL Auto focus / Manual focus
Face Detect1,2, Tracking AF, Center
Normal: 5cm – infinity (W), 1m – infinity (T); Macro: 5cm - 50cm (W)
Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, White Balance, Flash Exposure, Auto Red-Eye correction, Smile Smart Shutter, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer3, Blink Detection
Other Shooting Features
Servo AF, AF-Point Zoom, Size Select, AF Lock, AF Assist Beam, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Date
Continuous Shooting (Large/Fine)
P Mode: Approx 3.2 shots/sec; High Speed Burst Mode: Approx 8.1 shots/sec
Approx. 10 sec or 2 sec delay, custom, Smile self-Timer, Wink self-Timer, Face Self-Timer4
Light Metering Method
Evaluative4, Centre-weighted average, Spot5
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, AE Lock, Manual, Intelligent Contrast correction, Program Shift, Safety Shift
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed)
Auto6, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
3.0 inch, TFT colour with Wide Viewing Quick Bright LCD (approx. 461,000 dots), Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Flash Modes / Functions
Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off, FE Lock, Auto Red-Eye Correction, Red Eye Reduction, Intelligent FE, Safety FE, Auto pop-up flash, Manual Flash output compensation, Manual flash output
75cm –3.5m (W) 1.0m - 2.0m (T)
Selectable Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto (with Scene Detection), M, Av, Tv, P, Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter, High Speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie (Movies are recorded by pressing the movie button)
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid
JPEG Compression (EXIF 2.3 Compliant)
Colour Space and JPEG Compression
sRGB; Fine, Normal
MOV (Image Data: H.264; Audio Data: Linear PCM stereo)
GPS Log file
NIMEA 0183 message format compliant
Still Images and Capacity
16:9 – Large: 4000x2248, Medium1: 2816x1584, Medium2: 1920x1080, Small: 640x360
Movie Frame Rate
Intelligent Auto: 1920x1080 @ 24fps; 1280x720 @ 30fps; 640x480 @ 30fps; 320x240 @ 30fps; Super Slow Motion Movie: 640x480 @ 120fps / 320x240 @ 240fps; Miniature Effect: 1280x720 / 640x480; iFrame Movie: 1280x720 @ 30fps
Red-eye Correction, Slideshow, My Colors, My Category, Index, Trimming, Resize, Easy, Filtered Playback, Smart Shuffle, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Focus Check, Advancing and Reversing through magnified images, Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback
Direct Printing, PictBridge
Supported Operating Systems
PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1/SP2, XP SP3; Mac: OS X v10.5 - v10.6
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B compatible), HDMI output
Video / Audio Output
PAL or NTSC selectable / Stereo
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
Battery / Shooting Capacity (full charge)
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-5L / Approx. 210 shots; Playback 4 hours
Dimensions (W x D x H)
105.7 x 61.6 x 33.2 mm (ex. protruding parts)
Approx. 223g (including battery and memory card)
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
1. AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face
2. If no face is detected, AiAF is set in Auto and Easy shootimg modes, and Center (1 point) is set in all other modes
3. When number of detected faces increases the shutter is released at 2 sec delay. However if no face is detected for 30 seconds or more, the shooting operation will start automatically.
4. Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detect AF
5. Fixed to center
6. Motion Detection - Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode, subject brightness and subject movement and camera shake.
7. Compatible printer required for direct printing
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