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Canon IXUS 240 HS Digital Camera

  • 16.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom (24-120mm 35mm equiv.)
  • DIG!C 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2” LCD Touch Screen
  • Built-In WiFi for Instant Photo Sharing
  • Full High Definition Video @1080p
  • Built-In Flash
  • Optical Image Stabilisation

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The Canon IXUS 240 HS is a sleek, ultra-slim digital camera that offers the latest built-in Wifi technology for fast and easy upload of all your photos and videos. Its 16.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, combined with Optical Image Stabiliser with Intelligent IS, makes it perfect for capturing superb shots in low-light conditions. A 5x optical zoom lens with 24mm wide-angle ensures coverage of a wide variety of scenes, from distant subjects to group shots. And you can capture all those special moments in beautiful Full HD video as well. Creative Filters let you process your photos in-camera adding flair to ordinary images. A high resolution 3.2-inch touch screen LCD delivers intuitive control as well as crystal‑clear viewing and playback.

Movie Feature – captures full HD 1920x1080 video with audio. Also features super slow-motion video at 120 or 240 fps (frames per second), Movie Digest and miniature effect movies. Dynamic IS delivers smooth handheld footage. Record around 30 minutes of footage in Full HD on an 8GB memory card*

* We recommend class 4 or higher memory cards for recording full high definition 1920x1080 video. SDHC and SDXC memory cards are only compatible with

Canon IXUS 240 HS Technical Specifications

Sensor / Image Processor


Effective Number of Pixels

Approx. 16.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor

Size / Filter Array

1/2.3 inch / Primary colour filter


DiG!C 5



Focal Length (optical)

4.3 (W) – 21.5 (T) mm

35mm film equivalent

24 (W) – 120 (T) mm


f/2.7 / f/8.0* (W), f/5.9 / f/17* (T)  * used with ND filter

Shutter Speed

15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed  range)

Zoom / Image Stabiliser

Optical approx 5x; Digital approx 4x / Optical (Lens Shift Type), approx 3.5 steps



Focus System / Focusing Frame

TTL Autofocus / Face Detect AiAF 1,2, Tracking AF, Centre

Focusing Range

Normal: 5cm – infinity (W), 90cm – infinity (T). Macro: 3cm - 50cm (max. wide angle)

Shooting Functions


Face Detection

Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, White Balance, Flash Exposure, Auto Red-Eye correction, Smile Smart
Shutter, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer3     Blink Detection, Face ID

Other Shooting Features

Servo AF, AF-Point Zoom, Size Select, AF Lock, AF Assist Beam, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Date
Stamp, ZoomPlus, Digital Tele-converter, Focus Check, Night Display

Continuous Shooting

Approx 1.9 shots/sec (P Mode) / Approx 5.2 shots/sec (High Speed Burst Mode)


Approx. 10 sec or 2 sec delay, custom, Smile Shutter, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-timer



Light Metering / Exposure Control

Evaluative4, Centre -weighted  average, Spot5   / Program AE, AE Lock, Intelligent Contrast Correction

Exposure Compensation

± 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 , Custom

LCD Screen


LCD Screen

3.2 type (8.0mm) TFT Colour Touch LCD with wide viewing angle (Approx 461k dots); Aspect Ratio 16:9; Brightness adjustment  (5 levels)



Flash Modes / Functions // Flash Range

Auto, on, off, Auto Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Reduction, Face Detect, Slow Synchro, FE Lock, Intelligent FE // Normal: 50cm – 3.5m (W), 90cm – 2.0 m (T)

Selectable Shooting Modes


Shooting Modes

Intelligent Auto (with Scene Detection), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Snow, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
(Movies are recorded  by pressing the movie button)

My Colours

Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White,  Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid
Green, Vivid Red

Image Recording Format


Still image / Movies

JPEG Compression (EXIF 2.3 Compliant) / MOV (Image Data: H.264; Audio Data: Linear PCM stereo)

Colour Space and JPEG Compression

sRGB; Superfine, Fine

Recording Pixels

Still Images and Capacity on a 8GB card at Fine Image Setting

16:9 – Large: 4608 x 2592 (2,116), Medium1: 3264 x 1832 (3,611), Medium2: 1920 x 1080 (12,280), Small:
640 x 360 (49,125)
3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072 (1,874), Medium1: 3264 x 2176 (3,318), Medium2: 1600 x 1064 (14,448), Small:
640 x 424 (40,937)
4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456 (1,705), Medium1: 3264 x 2448 (3,096), Medium2: 1600 x 1200 (12,927), Small:
640 x 480 (40,937)
1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456 (2,273), Medium1: 2448 x 2448 (4,093), Medium2: 1200 x 1200 (16,374), Small:
480 x 480 (49,125)

Movie Frame Rate and Capacity on a
8GB card

Full HD 1920x1080 @ 24fps (29min 39sec); HD 1280x720 @ 30fps (42min 11sec); 640x480 @ 30fps (1hr
28min 59sec); iFrame HD: 1280 x 720 @ 30fps (27min 39sec), Super Slow Motion Movie: 640x480 @
120fps (26min 24sec) / 320x240 @ 240fps (52min 28sec); Miniature Effect HD: 1280 x 720 @ 6fps
(3hr 35min 27sec) / 640 x 480 @ 6fps (7hr 34min 51sec)

Other Operations


Playback Operations

Movie Digest, Red-eye Correction, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Trimming, Resize, Slideshow, Index, Magnify, Favourites, Hints and Tips display, Auto Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Transition Effects, My Category, My Colours, Filter by Date, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback

Direct Printing, PictBridge


WiFi technology

Yes, Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n*) *2.4GHz band only. Infrastructure /Ad-hoc modes



Supported  Operating Systems

PC: Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3;  Mac: OS X v10.6 - v10.7

Wireless Network

PC: Windows 7 SP1;  Mac: OS X v10.6.8 - v10.7;  iOS: 4.3 or later

Computer I/F

USB Hi-Speed and HDMI output

Video / Audio Output

PAL or NTSC selectable  / 2-channel stereo

Memory Storage / Menu Languages

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card / 30 Languages

General Features



Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L

Shooting Capacity (full charge)

Approx. 170 shots; Playback 3 hours

Dimensions (W x H x D)

93.5 x 56.8 x 20.8 mm (ex. Protruding parts)


Approx. 130g (camera body only)

  1. AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face
  2. If no face is detected, AiAF (9 points) is used
  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

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

Canon IXUS 240 HS Digital Camera
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L
Battery Charger CB-2LDE
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
AC Cable
Wrist Strap WS-DC10
Software Suite CD-ROM - ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, CameraWindows, MovieEdit
User Guides
12 Month Warranty with Canon Australia
Manufacturer Warranty
Camera Mechanics Warranty
This product comes with a
24 month Australian warranty
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