Our lab data shows that the Canon IXUS 230 HS handles noise well across the sensitivity range, with results that better both the Samsung PL170 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22. As with the Canon IXUS 1100 HS dynamic range results are high, outperforming the Samsung PL170, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22 and Nikon Coolpix S8200.

Resolution charts

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon IXUS 230 HS, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon IXUS 230 HSis capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 100
Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso

Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 100
Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 200
Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 22 (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 400
Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 800
Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 20 (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 1600
Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 18 (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 3200
Canon ixus 230 hs resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)