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Canon IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera - Black - 12.1 Megapixel

Canon IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera - Black - 12.1 Megapixel

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The Canon IXUS 230 HS is an ultra-slim digital camera that embodies style and compactness. Its 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, combined with Optical Image Stabiliser with Intelligent IS, makes it perfect for capturing superb shots in low-light conditions. An 8x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle ensures coverage of a wide variety of scenes, from distant subjects to group shots. Capture all those special moments then enjoy beautiful Full HD movies on your HDTV^. And when you want to get arty, built-in Creative Filters let you process your images with expressive flair!

Movie Feature – captures full HD video with audio. Also features super slow-motion video at 120 or 240 fps (frames per second), and miniature effect movies.

* We recommend class 6 or higher memory cards for recording full high definition 1920x1080 video. ^ Requires optional mini HDMI cable

Canon IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera - 12.1 Megapixel

What's in the box?

Canon IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L
Battery Charger CB-2LVE
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
AC Cable
Wrist Strap WS-DC11
Software Suite CD-ROM - ZoomBrowser EX (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), PhotoStitch, CameraWindows
User Guides
12 Month Warranty with Canon Australia


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Specifications of the Canon IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera

IXUS 230 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


DiG!C 4



Focal Length (optical)

5.0 (W) – 40.0 (T) mm

35mm film equivalent

28 (W) – 224 (T) mm


f/3.0 – f/9 (W), f/5.9 – f/18 (T)

Shutter Speed

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

Zoom / Image Stabiliser

Optical approx 8x; Digital approx 4x / Optical (Lens Shift Type), approx 3.5 steps



Focus System

TTL Autofocus

Focusing Frame

Face Detect AiAF 1,2, Tracking AF, Centre

Focusing Range

Normal: 1cm – infinity (W), 1m – infinity (T). Macro: 1cm - 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

Other Shooting Features

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

Continuous Shooting

Approx 3.5 shots/sec (P Mode) / Approx 8.7 shots/sec (High Speed Burst Mode)


Approx. 10 sec or 2 sec delay, custom, Smile self-timer, Wink self-timer, Face self-timer



Light Metering Method

Evaluative4, Centre -weighted  average, Spot5

Exposure Control Method

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  (In P Mode)

White Balance Modes

Auto , Daylight  , Cloudy , Tungsten , Fluorescent , Fluorescent H , Custom

LCD Screen


LCD Screen

3.0 type (7.5mm) TFT Colour LCD with wide viewing angle (Approx 461k dots); Aspect Ratio 4:3; Brightness adjustment  (5 levels), Quick bright LCD



Flash Modes / Functions

Auto, on, off, Auto Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Reduction, Face Detect, Slow Synchro, FE Lock, Intelligent FE

Flash Range

Normal: 50cm – 4.0m (W), 50cm – 2.0 m (T)

Selectable Shooting Modes


Shooting Modes

Intelligent Auto (with Scene Detection), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, 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, Foliage, 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, Custom

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; Fine, Normal

Recording Pixels on 4GB Card

Still Images and Capacity
(at Fine Image Setting)

16:9 – Large: 4000x2248 (1630), Medium1: 2816x1584 (3094), Medium2: 1920x1080 (6034), Small:
640x360 (24139)
3:2 - Large: 4000x2664 (1386), Medium1: 2816x1880 (2623), Medium2: 1600x1064 (7099), Small:
640x424 (20116)
4:3 - Large: 4000x3000 (1231), Medium1: 2816x2112 2320), Medium2: 1600x1200 (6352), Small:
640x480 (20116)
1:1 - Large: 2992x2992 (1652), Medium1: 2112x2112 (3094), Medium2: 1200x1200 (8046), Small:
480x480 (24139)

Movie Frame Rate

1920x1080 @ 24fps (14min 34sec); 1280x720 @ 30fps (20min 43sec); 640x480 @ 30fps (43min 43sec); Super Slow Motion Movie: 640x480 @ 120fps (12min 58sec) / 320x240 (25min 46sec) @ 240fps; Miniature Effect: 1280x720 / 640x480

Other Operations


Playback Operations

Movie Digest, Red-eye Correction, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Trimming, Resize, Slideshow, Index, Magnified, Focus Check, Favourites, Hints and Tips display, Auto Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Transition, MyCategory, MyColours, Filter by Date, Smart Shuffle

Direct Printing, PictBridge




Supported  Operating Systems

PC: Windows 7 (including SP1), Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3; Mac: OS X v10.5 - v10.6

Computer I/F

USB Hi-Speed (mini-B) and HDMI (mini) output

Video / Audio Output

PAL or NTSC selectable  / Stereo

Memory Storage / Menu Languages

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card / 27 Languages

General Features



Rechargeable  Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L

Shooting Capacity (full charge)

Approx. 210 shots; Playback 4 hours

Dimensions (W x H x D)

95.8 x 56.8 x 22.1 mm (ex. Protruding parts)


Approx. 121g (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 at2 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