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Editor's Choice

Canon IXUS 230 HS review

A slim 8x zoom compact with high sensitivity sensor

Canon ixus 230 hs review

Plenty of detail is recorded in this macro shot taken in low light conditions (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

Colours are reproduced accurately with default settings (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

The 8x zoom lens is resistant to flare (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

The 224mm equivalent telephoto is great for picking out distant subjects (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

The 8x zoom lens is very high quality, producing images that are sharp from corner to corner (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

There's plenty of detail here (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

Close-up shots can be taken without switching to the macro mode (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

The Canon IXUS 230 HS really excels in producing images with low noise and good dynamic range for a compact camera (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

In good light, images are highly detailed and sharp (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

Super Vivid picture style (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

Toy Camera effect (see full image)

Canon ixus 230 hs review

Fisheye effect (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom8x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Wink Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Weight (Approximate)140 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
Height56.8 mm
Width95.8 mm
Depth22.1 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length5 mm to 40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model230 HS
Product NameIXUS 230 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5270B006
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

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.

Battery Life210 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 230 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L
  • Charger
Display Resolution461000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone