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Overview

Capture the World Through a PowerShot.
Travel the world with the new PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera. It's the first Canon PowerShot to come with GPS technology that'll automatically tag your photos with time and locations. You can even view all the photos' locations on a map by using special bundled software. And with amazing features, such as the HS SYSTEM, 12.1 Megapixels, 14x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 1080p Full HD Video, the stylish PowerShot SX230 HS is your essential traveling companion!
 

Features

Experience the Power.
The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.

Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD.
Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. You'll be able to record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button and you won't have to worry about shaky footage because Dynamic IS will help keep your videos steady!

The Ideal Travel Companion.
The new PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera is the first PowerShot digital camera to come equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)* technology. Now you can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos for you to vividly remember time and time again! You can also maximize the usefulness of this GPS technology by using the special bundled Map Utility software that makes sharing the memories of your worldly adventures very fun. Besides displaying all your photos' locations on a world map, the SX230 HS digital camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo–a great way to visualize how much you've traveled during a particular trip!

Incredible Zooming Power.
A powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens provides a wide range of shooting possibilities that are great for traveling and everyday photography. The versatile 14x Optical Zoom will let you get the shot you want, whether it's a close-up or a subject that's far away. An ultra wide lens will let you photograph large groups, beautiful landscape and tall buildings, while the Optical Image Stabilizer will help keep images steady and clear.

Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos that Shine.
The PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level - automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 32 shooting scenarios, the camera handles a wide variety of situations, freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.

Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos.
Putting together a video containing highlights from family vacations, important occasions and other special events is now easier than you might imagine. Using the Movie Digest Mode, you can have the camera automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The camera will then combine an entire day's worth of clips into a single video. No editing required - Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!

See the Image on a Big Screen.
The PowerShot SX230 HS digital camera's high resolution (461,000 dots) 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 14x Optical & 4x Digital and 56x Combined Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 70.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 392mm)

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal AF: 2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft (1m) - infinity (T)?

Macro AF: 2.0 in - 1.6 ft (5-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.1 (W) - f/5.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.

15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**?

* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF?

** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Manual (3 levels), Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
2.5 - 11.5 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft (T), 75cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m, (T))

Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Auto1, Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, SCN2, Creative Filter3, Movie4

1 Smart Auto also available for videos.

2 Smart Shutter5, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist

3 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect6, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap

4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie (Videos are recorded by pressing the movie button)

5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

6 Also available for videos

Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color**

Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom

Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in one-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
N/A

Continuous Shooting
Normal (P Mode): 3.2 shots/sec.

High-speed Burst: 8.1 shots/sec.

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, Eye-Fi Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card

File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)

Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels
16:9

4000 x 2248 (Large), 2816 x 1584 (Medium 1), 1920 x 1080 (Medium 2), 640 x 360 (Small)

3:2

4000 x 2664 (Large), 2816 x 1880 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1064 (Medium 2), 640 x 424 (Small)

4:3

4000 x 3000 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small)

1:1

2992 x 2992 (Large), 2112 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1200 x 1200 (Medium 2), 480 x 480 (Small)

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

  16:9 3:2
File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
Large (1) F 2,311 1,630 6,677 2,738 1,386 5,680
N 1,105 3,352 13,727 1,309 2,873 11,766
Medium (1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671 1,436 2,623 10,743
N 585 6,034 24,709 694 5,247 21,486
Medium (2) F 604 6,034 24,709 496 7,099 29,070
N 300 10,972 44,927 246 13,410 54,911
Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840 133 20,116 82,367
N 63 40,233 164,734 75 30,174 123,550
Medium* (M) F N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

  4:3 1:1
File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
Large (1) F 3,084 1,231 5,042 2,301 1,652 6,769
N 1,474 2,514 10,295 1,100 3,352 13,727
Medium (1) F 1,620 2,320 9,503 1,210 3,094 12,671
N 780 4,641 19,007 585 6,034 24,709
Medium (2) F 558 6,352 26,010 420 8,046 32,946
N 278 12,069 49,420 208 15,087 61,775
Small (S) F 150 20,116 82,367 113 24,139 98,840
N 84 30,174 123,550 63 40,233 164,734
Medium* (M) F 836 4,310 17,649 N/A N/A N/A
N 418 8,046 32,946 N/A N/A N/A

 


Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

* When in High-Speed Burst, Best Image Selection and Low Light mode.

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  Standard iFrame Movie
Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 320 x 240 HD: 1280 x 720
24 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Movie Size (KB/sec.) 4,355 3,054 1,416 495 4,701
4GB 14 min. 34 sec. 20 min. 43 sec. 43 min. 43 sec. 1 hr. 58 min. 19 sec. 13 min. 35 sec.
16GB 59 min. 40 sec. 1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec. 2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec. 8 hr. 4 min. 30 sec. 55 min. 38 sec.


  Super Slow Motion Movie Miniature Effect
640 x 480 320 x 240 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
120 fps 240 fps 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps
Movie Size (KB/sec.) 4,914 2,457 573 287 143 246 123 61
4GB 12 min. 58 sec. 25 min. 46 sec. 1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec. 3 hr. 21 min. 9 sec. 5 hr. 35 min. 16 sec. 3 hr. 43 min. 30 sec. 6 hr. 42 min. 20 sec. 11 hr. 10 min. 33 sec.
16GB 53 min. 7 sec. 1 hr. 45 min. 35 sec. 7 hr. 13 min. 30 sec. 13 hr. 43 min. 40 sec. 22 hr. 52 min. 47 sec. 15 hr. 15 min. 11 sec. 27 hr. 27 min. 20 sec. 45 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
- Stills & Videos: Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Filter Playback, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)

- Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Location Information Display, Resume, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, i-Contrast

- Videos: Normal Playback*, slow motion**, skip backward, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind, editing, resume

* Auto settings available in 5 levels

** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Select image, select range, all images The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.

Back to TopInterfaces

Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Mini-HDMI connector

Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Other
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source
Battery Pack NB-5L, AC Adapter Kit CA-DC10

Shooting Capacity
Approx. 210 shots

Playback Time
Approx. 4 hours

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.16 x 2.42 x 1.31 in. / 105.7 x 61.6 x 33.2mm

Weight
7.87 oz. / 223g (including the battery and memory card)

6.88 oz. / 195 g (camera body only)

Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi).

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, and PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.
PowerShot SX230 HS Contents

  • PowerShot SX230HS Body
  • Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

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