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Canon 240 HS

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Canon 240 HS

Canon 240 HS
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A good spec and classic compact digital camera
Compact 16.1MP 5x Yes May 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon 240 HS Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon 240 HS number 692 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
294 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 294 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good picture quality and that it is a good size.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Intelligent IS
High-speed shooting
Face ID
Smart auto (58 scenes)
Full HD movies, HDMI
Fingertip control
Wi-Fi for easy image sharing
HS system: 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
Average optical zoom
Slim metal body; 24mm, 5x optical zoom
Stay in touch with IXUS
Im metal body; 24mm, 5x optical zoom<br>- HS system: 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5<br>- intelligent is<br>- wi-fi for easy image sharing<br>- 8.0 cm (3.2") touch screen with touch shutter<br>- full HD movies, hdmi<br>- smart auto (58 scenes)<br>- face id<br>- high-speed shooting<br>- movie digest (7
Features
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 sh
Movie digest (720p)
Only 170 battery life
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

65
Portrait Photography
Good
44
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
46
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
52
Sports Photography
Average
53
Wildlife Photography
Average

Canon 240 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon 240 HS?

The Canon 240 HS is 93.5mm wide and 56.8mm tall. It is 20.8mm deep and weighs 145g.

Canon 240 HS front dimensions
Canon 240 HS size in context

Canon 240 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 294 owner reviews this digital camera has an average owner rating of 85%. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

21 customers considered that the Canon 240 HS was easy to use.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

41 people who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Very Good Brand

Based on 42,313 expert and user reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Nine owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was compact and three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

20 owners who purchased the product considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three owners who purchased it thought it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two customers mentioned that this digital camera was strong and durable and two customers agreed that it was well made.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Eight owners mentioned that the Canon 240 HS had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people who purchased the Canon 240 HS concluded that it had a good zoom and two people who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

16 people considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Technical Guidance

Three people who reviewed the Canon 240 HS thought it had good technical guidance.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five customers said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

11 customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen.

  • Give me some more real buttons or a better touch screen…
  • Relies too much on touch controls, so the fact that the touch screen is not great, lets the camera down…
  • Nice big screen, easy to use, lots of great features…
  • Works great ! Takes a bit of getting used to using the touch screen overall very happy with new camera…
    Doireann (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Amazed to see the price difference between the various colours and chose the pink based solely on the fact that it was the cheapest! Takes good photos, using the touch screen take a bit of getting used to…
  • The camera have various easy touch screen menu which is good…
  • What a great little camera, touch screen works well…
    Trickyvikki (Amazon) - November 2012
  • The touch screen is better than expected too…
    Brooks (Amazon) - June 2013
  • The screen is easy to see, zoom is quiet…
  • This is a great little camera, easy to use, good clear screen…

Users Report Good Battery Life

Four customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the 240 HS in May 2012.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Canon 240 HS's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 45% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon 240 HS's optical zoom of 5x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 49% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon 240 HS of 2.7 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 76% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon 240 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 65% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 240 HS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon 240 HS of 0.0005s is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 50% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Light

The Canon 240 HS's weight of only 145g is in the lightest 30% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 240 HS has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 240 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Canon 240 HS's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7".

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon 240 HS supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Canon 240 HS has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon 240 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 34% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 170 Battery Life

The Canon 240 HS is a camera that takes 170 shots battery life.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon 240 HS of 4x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 77% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 240 HS features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon 240 HS has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon 240 HS features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon 240 HS has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Only 640 X 360 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon 240 HS is 640 x 360. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon 240 HS has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon 240 HS's maximum aperture number of 5.9 is larger than 73% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon 240 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 240 HS has an HDMI port. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon 240 HS supports custom colours, unlike 94% of cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 240 HS features flash exposure compensation. 78% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 6028b007ba, 03caoixus240n, 03caoixus240s

Barcodes:

00714574580975, 03610170850397, 04960999840260, 08714574580937, 08714574580944, 08714574580975, 08714574580982, 08714574581019, 08714574581026, 08714574581057, 08714574581071, 08714574581101, 08714574581118

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