Canon IXUS 230 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Zoom into life

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.

  • 8x zoom, 28mm wide lens. Intelligent IS
  • HS System (12.1 MP)
  • Smart, thin metal body
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD, Powered IS
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie
  • iFrame movie. Movie Digest
  • Creative modes
  • Hints & Tips
IXUS 230 HS
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • 8x optical zoom with wide-angle 8x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • High-speed shooting High-speed shooting
  • Automatic movie summary of your day Automatic movie summary of your day
  • Clear, sharp shots at night Clear, sharp shots at night
  • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

Sample Images

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.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.0 - 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 224 mm)
Zoom Optical 8x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 32x
Maximum f/number f/3.0 – f/5.9
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (only available in Smart Auto mode), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Speed 1 - 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 - 1/2000 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm - 4.0 m (W) / 50 cm - 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP), Best Image Selection (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 3.5 shots/sec., High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.7 shots/sec., (until memory card becomes full)¹²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480

Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)*
*XS is half the length and width of S
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps

Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
iFrame

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, Movie Uploader for YouTube, CameraWindow

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 210 shots¹
Approx. 240 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Leather Case DCC-1300, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 95.8 x 56.8 x 22.1 mm
Weight Approx. 140 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB-4L

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

CB-2LVE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

ACK-DC10

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

ACK-DC60

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

DCC-1300

Protect your IXUS camera with a soft leather case when you are out and about.

Leather Neckstrap

Carry your Canon Compact Camera comfortably and safely.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

High Power Flash HF-DC2

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

HDMI Cable HTC-100

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

irista

Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before