Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
Digital Compact Cameras
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 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 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.
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.
||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS |
||Approx. 12.1M |
|Colour Filter Type
||Primary Colour |
||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology |
||4.5 – 90.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 500 mm) |
||Optical 20x |
Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 80x
||f/3.5 – f/6.8 |
||12 elements in 10 groups (1 UA lens, 2 double-sided aspherical lens) |
||Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS |
|AF System/ Points
||Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre) |
||Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF |
|AF Point Selection
||Size (Normal, Small) |
||On/Off Selectable |
|AF Assist Beam
|Closest Focusing Distance
||5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro |
||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre) |
||On/Off Selectable |
||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
||AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 |
||1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto |
||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots |
||Approx. 100% |
||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD |
||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro |
|Slow Sync Speed
||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec. |
|Flash Exposure Compensation
||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure |
|Flash Exposure Lock
|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) |
||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2 |
||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 |
||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) |
||Single, Auto drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer |
||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
||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
||Superfine, Fine |
||(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)
||(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.
|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 |
||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)] |
||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) |
||Yes, during shooting and playback |
|My Camera / My Menu
||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation |
||Image tagging feature |
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor
||Approx. 2x - 10x |
||Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom |
||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 |
||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible) |
||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC) |
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
|PC & Macintosh
||Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.6 - 10.7
|Browsing & Printing
||ImageBrowser EX |
||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied) |
||Approx. 230 shots¹ |
Approx. 300 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply
||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 |
|Cases / Straps
||Soft Case DCC-1500 |
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case
||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC46 |
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2 |
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers
||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE |
||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100 |
||0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity |
||106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7 mm |
||Approx. 224 g (including battery/batteries and memory card) |
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.
A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.
A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
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.
Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.
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.
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.
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.
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.