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Canon IXUS 240 HS
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Canon IXUS 240 HS Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
With HS System and a huge touch screen for capturing any moment with ease, the slim IXUS 240 HS offers Wi-Fi connection for instantly sharing your stunning shots. - Slim metal body; 24mm, 5x... More
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38 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 294 user reviews the average user rating of this compact camera camera is 85%.

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-seven customers who bought the product thought it was good value for money. Andferdav mentioned “Amazed to see the price difference between the various colours”. Annie wrote on Amazon “Altogether an excellent camera for the price…” and scored it very highly. Annie also wrote “Very good value for money”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. D. Burrows said in their Canon IXUS 240 HS review on Amazon three years ago “A cheap case is recommended” but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. M. Harris rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Bargain camera with wealth of features”. Mikkel T. Kristiansen mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS “Good and cheap camera”.

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Good Video Capture

Some Canon IXUS 240 HS owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Kostas gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Excellent compact photo camera that can double as a real hd (1920x1080) video camera”. Loreleila wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The basic video quality is good for such a small camera which isn't a video maker first”. Marc Van De Ryse said on Amazon three years ago “Quality of pictures and also full HD video is excellent (considering the size of the camera”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers thought it had a good zoom. Three years ago Gaglen rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It would be the perfect point-and-shoot camera if it had a more powerful zoom”. Maria Breen said “Love the colourlove the zoom and the quality of picturesHappy customer” in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS. Stuied gave it an excellent review and mentioned “The zoom is great too” in their Canon IXUS 240 HS review.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Allan Dearnley-Davison mentioned in his Canon IXUS 240 HS review three years ago “When showing the pictures on my iMac, they look clear, bright and colourful, with no out of focus or dim ones among them” and rated the product 5 stars. Trickyvikki mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS on Amazon “There are some excellent features, soft focus, colour hues etc”.

Three Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. Bruce said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens sharpness is fantastic - even at f/2.7 It's amazing what you can get for £110 these days”. Ganbaro mentioned in their review on Amazon “Impressive lens – wide angle for photos of groups of friends in room corners”. Two years ago King of the World mentioned on Amazon “An excellent wide-angle lens” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

A number of Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers considered that it had a good image stabiliser. P. Smith mentioned “It takes nice photos and the optical stabilization is really nice” in their Canon IXUS 240 HS review. Roland Rashleigh-Berry mentioned in his review on Amazon “It has image stabilisation which is a good thing since it has no viewfinder to help you take steady shots”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers who bought the Canon IXUS 240 HS thought it was able to produce good images. Three years ago A. Davies wrote in their Canon IXUS 240 HS review on Amazon “It has a great video picture” and rated it as very good. A. Davies also wrote “The photos are out of this world”. Allan Dearnley-Davison rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS “The better because it can take a second or so to save a picture”.

A number of people concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Three years ago Allan Dearnley-Davison wrote in his review on Amazon “You will need a High Capacity SD card, as 16.1 mega pixels sure takes up a lot of room” and rated the product 5 stars. Ganbaro said “I'm sure 16.1Mega pixels can not be good” and scored it 80 out of 100. John Kaiser Calautit mentioned in his Canon IXUS 240 HS review on Amazon “Slow continuous shooting, Battery life, Fairly expensive for a compact cameraRating”.

Some people who purchased it reckoned that it was good in low light. King of the World mentioned “Images are bright in low light situations, without need of a flash” in his review. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures.

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Good Size

Eighteen people who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Annek mentioned on Amazon “Compact and clarity excellent” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars. Annek also wrote “We were looking for a compact model that fitted freely into pocket, which this model does”. Three years ago Deanna Ballantine said “You cannot go wrong with a Canon IXUS 240 HS if you are looking for a small compact digital camera” in her review.

Some Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers who bought it agreed that it was easy to carry around. City Sleeker wrote on Amazon “Is a lovely camera, easy to use and very easy to carry” in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Ganbaro wrote on Amazon “Loving it!Light and small - easy to carry around”. John B said “The CanonIXUS 240 is truly great, well manufactured and easy to carry around.” in his review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Some customers reckoned that it was thin. Nigel Mills wrote “I bought this camera as a slim lightweight I could carry round with me to take "snaps".”.

A number of Canon IXUS 240 HS owners who purchased the Canon IXUS 240 HS wrote that it was lightweight. Two years ago Annie scored it 5 stars and she said “It is lightweight and easy to carry” in her review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS. Mr. John Harvey mentioned in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS on Amazon “I bought this camera as I wanted a small, lightweight, easy to use camera that would fit into my shirt pocket” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

A few people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was wifi compatible. Gaglen wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS on Amazon “The wi-fi option is great for quickly transferring photos to devices”. In Your Own Words Ltd. Consignment said in her review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS “Wireless access good” and scored the product very highly. Janice wrote in her review “This is a great point and shoot camera and if you can get the wifi going I am sure it is good too” however despite that she gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars.

One Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewer considered that the Canon IXUS 240 HS was good in terms of USB connections. C. Grant Gt Ltd said “My low rating is because the wifi refuses to upload my photos to the computer (though USB cable works fine” in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought it wrote that it was good quality. A. Mccardle wrote on Amazon three years ago “I like the quality of the pictures” and gave the Canon IXUS 240 HS a rating of 5 stars. Allan Dearnley-Davison mentioned “Excellent quality, versatile pocket camera” and rated the Canon IXUS 240 HS 5 stars. Brooks mentioned on Amazon “It was what I was looking for; takes good quality shots, in focus everytime, in a variety of light conditions”.

Easy to Use

Thirty-one Canon IXUS 240 HS owners who reviewed the Canon IXUS 240 HS agreed that it was easy to use. Three years ago Allan Dearnley-Davison mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A truly great, easy to use pocket camera” and gave it an excellent review. Annie scored the product 5 stars and she wrote two years ago “There's good magnification and you are able to use it successfully in bright sunlight or for night time shots”. Three years ago Anon said on Amazon “Easy to use, great price, NOTHING wrong at all!”.

Several Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Joan Pearson wrote in his review of this digital camera “Very easy to set up.”. R wrote on Amazon “The Wi Fi works pretty well and is painless to set up on my Macbook Pro” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. C. M. Jordan mentioned “It's remarkably small (but still easy to hold) takes excellent pictures” in their review of this digital camera and gave it an excellent review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. J. Ajibade mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS on Amazon “The camera have various easy touch screen menu which is good” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Twelve people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good battery life. A. Davies wrote on Amazon “Battery could be cheaper as you need two in the real world” in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS. Three years ago C. M. Jordan said in their review on Amazon “Still easy to hold) takes excellent pictures and the battery lasts well”. In the same month Cr Hanmer said on Amazon “My only problem with this camera is the battery and that CANON keep changing the style so that they are not comparable with other CANON IXUS cameras” in their review.

Good Technical Features

A number of people thought this digital camera had good features. Botusbouncer scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS on Amazon three years ago “Plenty of features”. Frances Campbell-Vaughan said “Excellent small compact camera with many features” and gave the Canon IXUS 240 HS a rating of 5 stars. James a mentioned in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS “With a lot of other great features”.

Nice Design

Some Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Brooks mentioned “Pretty good” in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS. D. Burrows mentioned three years ago “They are both beautifully designed and nice to use” in their review of this digital camera. Ganbaro wrote in their review “Stylish and colourful”.

Some Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers considered that it was neat. P. Horgan rated the Canon IXUS 240 HS 5 stars and wrote “Great functionality for a neat size” in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS. One Canon IXUS 240 HS owner reckoned that it was smooth. Roderick Snell mentioned on Amazon “Stunning Value, small, neat and very smooth pictures” in his review.

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Robust

Several Canon IXUS 240 HS reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Ganbaro said in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS “Looks good, feels good, sturdy”. Janice said in her review of this digital camera “It's a bit more sturdy, got a great zoom on it”. Loreleila mentioned “This is less robust in some respects” in their review however they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

A number of people who purchased it said that it was well made. Three years ago Roland Rashleigh-Berry said “It has a good solid feel to it” in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Roywoodham wrote “Small, compact, very light and excellent build quality being made out of metal” in their Canon IXUS 240 HS review.

One Canon IXUS 240 HS owner who bought it reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Malgorzata said on Amazon three years ago “Luckily it wasent damaged” in their Canon IXUS 240 HS review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Canon IXUS 240 HS owner who bought the product concluded that it was reliable. Maria Breen he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Very easy to use and very reliable”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eighteen people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Alex F mentioned in his review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS two years ago “The menus are accessed via touch screen, very fiddly” . Allan Dearnley-Davison mentioned on Amazon “The rear LCD display is bright and clear”. Botusbouncer mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS on Amazon “This is a great little camera, easy to use, good clear screen”.

Good Support

Several customers agreed that it had good technical guidance. Betty W wrote on Amazon “Very disappointed that this product did not come with an instruction book.I'm old enough to need one” in her review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS but despite that she gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Brooks rated the product 5 stars and he wrote three years ago “The wireless download instructions could be much better” in his review of this digital camera. In the same month Freya's Rambo scored it very highly and said in their review of the Canon IXUS 240 HS on Amazon “Instructions are easy to follow”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Canon.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few people agreed that this digital camera was noisy. John Kaiser Calautit said “Large screen, Styling, Effects, Fast shutter response, Great in low light, Super compact, Slim metal body, Full 1080p HD movie recording, Good noise performance at higher ISO settingsCons” in his Canon IXUS 240 HS review.

One Canon IXUS 240 HS owner who purchased the Canon IXUS 240 HS mentioned that it was quiet. C. Grant Gt Ltd wrote on Amazon “The screen is easy to see, zoom is quiet and it takes the picture well”.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 240 HS have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". With a screen size of 3.2 inches, the IXUS 240 HS has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3.2" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS[pl_651755_price], and the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon IXUS 240 HS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 240 HS which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The IXUS 240 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 240 HS which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Exilim EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], or the Exilim EX-ZR400[pl_1892885_price] both from Casio or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Canon IXUS 240 HS supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at including the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix JX500[pl_1672380_price] both from Fujifilm or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 240 HS is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Canon IXUS 240 HS has a quite high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 240 HS.

If this Canon digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 240 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 240 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 240 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon IXUS 240 HS is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 240 HS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The IXUS 240 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 240 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the IXUS 240 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon IXUS 240 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon digital camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The Canon IXUS 240 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, the IXUS 240 HS has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 240 HS. The average display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 400,000 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the IXUS 240 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 240 HS. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face tracking" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the IXUS 240 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 240 HS. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of cameras of this spec and age range from 1.3 to 6.6. At only 2.7, the IXUS 240 HS has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS.

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Narrow

The IXUS 240 HS is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 240 HS (only 93.5 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The narrowest comparable spec camera that was released more than two years ago is 16mm wide, the widest is 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 240 HS are not 3D compatible. The IXUS 240 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The IXUS 240 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 240 HS also do not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Not Waterproof

The IXUS 240 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 240 HS are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. At only 24 millimeters, the IXUS 240 HS has a very short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The IXUS 240 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the Canon IXUS 240 HS has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 240 HS is 32fps.

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Only 170 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 240 HS take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the IXUS 240 HS which takes 170 shots per battery charge.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The IXUS 240 HS has a fairly small combined zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 240 HS the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon IXUS 240 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The IXUS 240 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 120 millimeters, the IXUS 240 HS's minimum focal length is one of the longest amongst compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 30m. At 30 meters, the IXUS 240 HS has a very large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 240 HS.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 240 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the IXUS 240 HS.

Average Digital Zoom

The IXUS 240 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 240 HS.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS[plb_410378_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 240 HS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 240 HS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S100[plb_50845_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 145 grams, the IXUS 240 HS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon IXUS 240 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Olympus VH-520[plb_1902169_price].

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Operating System
Special Features

User Reviews

(121)
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent but the part at the bottom broke and cant contact seller to replace. i cant really use the camera now as i have to hold it when i take the photo.

Reviewed 11 April 2015 by Kitch
(Verified Purchase)

Love it! Takes AMAZING photos! Highly recommend!!!

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by Ajay
(Verified Purchase)

Worked great, as expected for a Canon product.

(Verified Purchase)

Took nice photos, but when recording the zoom lens made an awful noise which was picked up on the video.
had to return for refund.

Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Mehdi
(Verified Purchase)

Very poor. Doesn't communise with PCs well. Takes an age to pick up. Menu is fussy and difficult to use.

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by We_love_books
(Verified Purchase)

I used to have an older version of this camera, which I got on very well with, but the lens became stuck and then it was useless - actually that has happened to me twice now. So I thought I would... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2014 by P. Smith
(Verified Purchase)

Nice camera but relies too much on touch controls, so the fact that the touch screen is not great, lets the camera down. Give me some more real buttons or a better touch screen. It takes nice... Read more…

Reviewed 4 July 2014 by Tracey Ramsay
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant little camera.

Reviewed 9 June 2014 by Andferdav
(Verified Purchase)

I was looking for a new camera as mine was about 6 years old. I wanted a Canon IXUS again and liked the reviews of this one. Amazed to see the price difference between the various colours and... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Neil A. Chambers "nchambers10"
(Verified Purchase)

I own a few Canon cameras (SLR and compact) and love them all.

Not this one...

This has been something of a disappointment (I've owned it a year now). The quality is not... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6028b007ba, 6034b006aa, 03caoixus240n, 03caoixus240s, canon 6028b007, canon 6028b007b, canon 6028b007ba
Barcodes 00714574580975, 03610170850397, 08714574580937, 08714574580944, 08714574580975, 08714574580982, 08714574581019, 08714574581026, 08714574581057, 08714574581071, 08714574581101, 08714574581118

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