Canon SX230 12.1MP Digital Camera - Blue 

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Canon SX230 12.1MP Digital Camera - Blue
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12.1 Megapixels
14x Optical Zoom
3.0" LCD
Full HD (1080p)


  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS
  • Remember where you were and when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger lets you view the locations on a map via Canon's software
  • Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens – great overall zoom for a family vacation to your favorite tourist destination
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations
  • Movie Digest Mode records a short video clip right before shooting a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video
  • New scene modes – Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome – add an artistic look to your photos


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Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 MP
Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 MP
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Size: 1/2.3"
Lens Type: Canon lens
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 5.0 (W) - 70.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 392mm)
Optical Zoom: 14x
Digital Zoom: 4x
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Aperture: f/3.1 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
LCD Size: 3.0"
LCD Type: TFT LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Coverage: N/A
Autofocus Points: Not specified
AF Assist Light: No
Continuous Autofocus: No
Minimum Focus Distance: Normal AF: 2.0" (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3' (1m) - infinity (T)
Shutter Speed Range: 15-1/3200 sec. (total shutter speed range)
Bulb Shutter Setting: No
Flash Sync Speed: Not specified
Flash Modes: Auto, Manual (3 levels), Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Recycling Time for Built-in Flash: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7V)
External Flash Connection: No
Exposure Control
Exposure Modes: Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Exposure Bracketing: No
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Metering Range: Not specified
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Auto ISO Options: Yes
White Balance Modes: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Shooting Specifications
Shutter Release Modes: M, Av, Tv, P, Auto Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, SCN, Creative Filter, Movie
Top Continuous Shooting Speed: • Normal (P Mode): 3.2 shots/sec
• High-speed Burst: 8.1 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst: Not specified
Picture Styles: Not specified
Scene Modes: Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
Face Detection: Yes
Panorama Mode: No
Image Stitching: Yes
HDR Mode: No
Remote Control Option: No
Playback Specifications
Playback Functions: 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)
In-Camera Image Editing: • 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
Video Specifications
Video Resolutions: 1080p; lower resolutions also available
Audio: Stereo sound
Video Frames Per Second: 24 fps or 30 fps
Computer Interface: Not specified
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)
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Media Storage
Internal Memory: Not specified
Compatible Memory Cards: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, Eye-Fi Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card
Image File Formats: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video File Formats: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Included Battery: Battery Pack NB-5L, AC Adapter Kit CA-DC10
Other Compatible Batteries: None listed
Battery Life (Images): Approx. 210 shots
Battery Life (Video): Not specified
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Storage Temperature: Not specified
Storage Humidity: Not specified
Tripod Socket: No
Waterproof: No
Freezeproof: No
Shockproof: No
Package 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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Assembled Size

  • 4.16"W x 2.42"H x 1.31"D
  • 7.87 oz. (including the battery and memory card)
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