Capture your travels. Anytime. Anywhere.
The PowerShot SX230 HS takes great images anywhere with HS System, a 28mm wide-angle 14x optical zoom and Full HD movies. GPS tags your shots and logs your journey making it the ultimate travel compact.
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 image sensor give superior image quality in all situations.
A wide-angle lens with a huge 14x telephoto reach allows you to frame exactly the shot you want. From panoramic landscapes to distant subjects, an advanced optical Image Stabilizer keeps shots steady.
With GPS tagging, every picture you shoot contains key data on where and when it was taken while the GPS Logger can record your journey. Using the supplied software you can review your images and journey on a map.
High quality movies can be recorded in Full HD 1080p format with stereo sound. The optical zoom can be used for filming while Dynamic IS reduces the effect of shake and movement when shooting on the move.
Images are easy to frame thanks to a large 7.5 cm (3.0”) high resolution PureColor II G LCD. A tempered glass outer layer offers increased strength and excellent visibility.
Smart Auto automatically detects up to 32 different shooting scenes so you can take great pictures in complete confidence, knowing that the camera will take care of everything for you.
Capture fast-paced action using the High-speed Burst mode or slow down movement using Super Slow Motion Movie mode. Both modes provide dramatic and spectacular ways of recording fast-moving subjects.
Movie Digest captures up to 4-seconds of the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos. The iFrame video format is a simple way to quickly import, edit and share video.
From semi-automatic Av and Tv modes to Full Manual you can control one single aspect of the exposure or take complete control.
An optional waterproof case (WP-DC42) allows you to go down to depths of 40m.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||5.0 – 70.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 392 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 14x. Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 56x|
|Maximum f/number||f/3.1 – f/5.9|
|Construction||12 elements in 10 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type). Dynamic IS (in Movie)|
|AF System/ Points||Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous (only available in 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||5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|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|
|Speed||1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 461,000 dots|
|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.|
|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||75 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, 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), Creative Filter (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist|
|Modes in Movie||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Program AE, Portrait, Landscape, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, 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, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 3.2 shots/sec.¹, AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec.¹, High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.1 shots/sec.¹, (until memory card becomes full)²|
|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
|Movies||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps |
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 120fps, (M) 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 and M) 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|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)] |
|GPS Log||LOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant¹]|
|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)|
|GPS||Yes, GPS tagging, GPS Logger¹|
|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|
|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|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Other||PhotoStitch, Map Utility|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 210 shots¹ |
Approx. 240 min. playback
(Battery life is measured with GPS features off)
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Case DCC-1500|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC42 |
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30|
|Other||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||105.7 x 61.6 x 33.2 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 223 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.
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.|
|GPS Log||¹ Complies with the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association of the U.S.) 0183|
|GPS||¹ GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.|
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.
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
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.
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.
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.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Carry your battery charger, cables and spare memory cards.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
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.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before