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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

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    Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

    Zoom in on every moment

    Ideal for every family occasion, the PowerShot SX240 HS boasts an impressive 20x zoom lens and advanced Full HD movies in a compact body. HS System with DIGIC 5 and Intelligent IS give superb results.

    • 20x zoom, 25mm wide-angle lens; compact body
    • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
    • Intelligent IS
    • Full HD movies
    • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
    • Smart Auto (58 scenes)
    • Face ID
    • Manual, Av and Tv modes
    • High-speed shooting
    • Optional 40m Waterproof Case
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    • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
    • 30x superzoom with ultra wide-angle 30x superzoom with ultra wide-angle
    • Zoom to 39x without losing quality Zoom to 39x without losing quality
    • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
    • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
    • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
    • 1080p movies 1080p movies
    • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
    • Auto mode with 58-scene detection Auto mode with 58-scene detection
    • Recognises your favourite people Recognises your favourite people
    • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
    • High-speed shooting High-speed shooting
    • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

    Sample Images

    PowerShot SX240 HS

    Useful info

    20x zoom, 25mm wide-angle lens; compact body

    A wide-angle lens with a huge 20x optical zoom lets you capture exactly the shot you want. Fit more in the frame with 25mm or get extremely close to distant subjects with 39x ZoomPlus - an advanced zoom technology with more visible detail and sharpness than conventional digital zoom. The compact body means you can capture every precious memory wherever you go.

    HS System: 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 5

    HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. Advanced DIGIC 5 processing and a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give excellent image quality in all situations.

    Intelligent IS

    Intelligent IS combats camera shake to ensure all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. It automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 7 modes to prevent blur.

    Full HD movies

    Use the movie button to instantly record Full HD (1080p) movies in stereo with optical zoom, while Intelligent IS keeps footage steady.

    An HDMI connection ensures high quality playback on an HDTV.

    7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

    A large 460k dot LCD screen with excellent visibility allows easy framing and reviewing of images from almost any angle plus effortless menu navigation. A tempered glass outer layer gives great durability.

    Smart Auto (58 scenes)

    Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects optimal settings from 58 variables (21 in movies). It also works with faces stored in Face ID and adapts shooting according to registered age – for example turning off flash and sounds when a sleeping baby is detected or automatically capturing 3 quick shots when detecting children at play.

    Face ID

    Face ID lets you register up to 12 faces of family and friends, so they are automatically the focusing priority in every shot, and tags images with their names so they are easy to find in playback.

    Manual, Av and Tv modes

    Experiment with different effects using Manual modes (Tv, Av and M), which give you creative control over shutter speed and aperture.

    High-speed shooting

    Capture fast-paced action with High-speed Burst or slow down fast movement with Super Slow Motion Movie.

    Optional 40m Waterproof Case

    Protect your camera outdoors and shoot underwater down to depths of 40m with a waterproof case.

    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 5 with iSAPS technology
    Focal Length 4.5 – 90.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 500 mm)
    Zoom Optical 20x
    ZoomPlus 39x
    Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 80x
    Maximum f/number f/3.5 – f/6.8
    Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (1 UA lens, 2 double-sided aspherical lens)
    Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS

    FOCUSING

    Type TTL
    AF System/ Points Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
    AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
    AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock On/Off Selectable
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Manual Focus Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 5 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.
    i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
    ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

    SHUTTER

    Speed 1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
    15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

    WHITE BALANCE

    Type TTL
    Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

    LCD MONITOR

    Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots
    Coverage Approx. 100%
    Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

    FLASH

    Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock Yes
    Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
    Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)
    External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

    SHOOTING

    Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filter (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Discreet, Movie
    Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Live View Control, Underwater, 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, Auto drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.4 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 10.3 shots/sec., up to 10 shots¹²

    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 Superfine, Fine
    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 29 min. 59 sec.¹
    (L) 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. or 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, Malaysian,Indonesian, Vietnamese

    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 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
    Mac OS X v10.6 - 10.7

    SOFTWARE

    Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
    Other PhotoStitch

    POWER SOURCE

    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)
    Battery life Approx. 230 shots¹
    Approx. 300 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

    ACCESSORIES

    Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1500
    Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC46
    Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
    Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
    Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7 mm
    Weight Approx. 224 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.
    • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
    • Subject to change without notice.
    • *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.

    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-6L

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

    CB-2LYE

    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

    ACK-DC40

    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-1500

    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

    Waterproof Cases

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.

    WP-DC46

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Use your Canon Compact Camera underwater, at depths of up to 40m.

    Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

    A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.

    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.

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    Accessory Organiser

    Carry your battery charger, cables and spare memory cards.

    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.

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