Canon: PowerShot SX230 HS New! Digital Camera Features, Specifications


June 4, 2011 by yogi2raj


Canon’s HS SYSTEM consists of a high-sensitivity sensor and DIGIC imaging processor to capture sharp, noise-free images with naturally vivid colours in any lighting conditions especially in low light without using flash and tripod.

PowerShot SX230 HS built-in Global Positioning System technology (GPS) automatically captures the geographical details of every shot (time, latitude and longitude).
Use together with Canon’s bundled map utility software to display all your photos’ locations on a world map, the PowerShot SX230 HS’s GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo – a great way to create and share custom maps (like a personal mini-travel guide) with friends and family members.

14x Optical Zoom
Get up-close fast especially handy at sports and school events as well as everyday creative shooting.
OIS helps to ensure clarity in all your images as camera shake is minimized when shooting even while you are walking.

Movie Digest
Select Movie Digest function to simultaneously record a 4 seconds of movie clip before you capture your pictures.
The same day video clips are combined together into a single movie for easy playback by date (available in 640 x 480, 30fps, VGA mode only).

Enhanced SMART AUTO mode gets you ready to shoot in all kinds of situations and can now detect up to 32 different scenes. Simply point and shoot and let the enhanced Smart Auto adjusts the exposure and focal settings accordingly to the various lighting conditions. At last, users can concentrate on capturing the perfect moment with ease and confident.

Creative Filters
Access 6 artistic creative filters instantly with a quick twist of the mode dial.
Choose from 3 different effects:
Toy Camera Effect

Moving Pictures in HD
Users can now effortlessly shoot sharp high quality HD 1280 x 720 videos with Canon’s Dynamic IS System, a function previously only available in high-end Powershot cameras and gives the users enhanced stability allowing them to record steady video footage even while walking.


Image Sensor   
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Million pixels CMOS sensor
Focal Length 14x zoom: 5.0 (W) – 70.0 (T)mm
(35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) – 392 (T)mm)
Focusing Range 5cm (2.0in.) – infinity (W), 1m (3.3ft.) – infinity (T)
Marco: 5 – 50cm (W) (2.0in. – 1.6ft. (W))
Image Stabilizer (IS) System Len-shift type
Imaging Processor DIGIC 4
LCD Monitor   
Type 3.0-inch type, TFT colour LCD with wide viewing angle
(Effective dots: Approx. 461,000 dots)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Features Brightness adjustment (5 levels), Quick-bright LCD
Control Type Auto focus: Single, Continuous, Servo AF / Servo AE,
Manual Focus
AF Frame Face Detect, Tracking AF, Center
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Compensation (still images) / Exposure Shift (movies) ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) Auto, ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Speed 1 – 1/3200sec.
15 – 1/3200sec. (Total shutter speed range.)
Type Iris type
f/number f/3.1 – f/8.0* (W), f/5.9 – f/8.0* (T)
Mode Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Range 75cm – 3.5m (W), 1.0m – 2.0m (T)
(2.5 – 11.5ft. (W), 3.3 – 6.6ft. (T))
Shooting Specifications   
Shooting Modes M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Movie*4
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies.
*2 Smart Shutter*5, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist.
*3 Fish-eye, Miniature effect*6, Toy Camera effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster effect, Color Accent, Color Swap.
*4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie.
*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer.
*6 Also available for movies.
* Movies are recorded by pressing the movie button
Digital Zoom Still images / Movies: Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 56x in combination with the optical zoom), Safety Zoom, Digital Tele-converter
Continuous Shooting Mode: Continuous shooting, continuous shooting AF, continuous shooting LV
Speed: Approx. 3.2 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 8.1 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst mode)
Number of Images shot (CIPA) Approx. 210 images
Recording Specification   
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard,
MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Data Type Still Images: Exif2.3 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV [Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (stereo)]
GPS Log File NMEA 0183 message format compliant
Recording Pixels Still Images: 16:9
Large: 4000 x 2248,
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584,
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080,
Small: 640 x 480

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

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

Large: 2992 x 2992,
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112,
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200,
Small: 480 x 480

Movies: Smart Auto, Standard: 1920 x 1080 (24fps*1), 1280 x 720 (30fps*2), 640 x 480 (30fps*2), 320 x 240 (30fps*2)

Super Slow Motion Movie: 640 x 480 (120fps*3), 320 x 240 (120fps*4)

Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720*5 , 640 x 480*5

iFrame movie: 1280 x 720 (30fps*2)

*1 Actual frame rate is 23.976fps.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97fps.
*3 Actual frame rate is 119.88fps.
*4 Actual frame rate is 239.76fps.
*5 Shooting: 6fps / 3fps / 1.5fps, Playback: 30fps*2.

Interface Hi-Speed USB
HDMI Output
Analog audio output (stereo)
Analog video output (NTSC / PAL)
Power Source Battery Pack NB-5L
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (used together with DC Coupler DR-30)
Dimensions (CIPA Compliant) 105.7 x 61.6 x 33.2mm (4.16 x 2.42 x 1.31in.)
Weight (CIPA Compliant) Approx. 223g (7.87oz.) (Including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 195g (6.88oz.) (camera body only)



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