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Canon IXUS 230 HS
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Canon IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy
12.1MP 8x CMOS Oct 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
With an 8x zoom lens, Full HD and the low-light skills of the HS System, the fashionably slim IXUS 230 HS is the perfect partner for nights out. Smart Auto lets you focus on living life to the... More
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31 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

Experts really like this Canon digital camera and have given it nine awards.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all of whom wrote that this compact camera digital camera was exceptional.

The writers at Ephotozine and Camera Labs both wrote that concluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this camera was good. The reviewer at Expert Reviews gave this compact camera digital camera a "Best Buy" award and thought it was a sensible purchase and it received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site said that this Canon digital camera was good. This camera received a "Best in Test" award from Computertotaal.nl.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 82%. If all the cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the top 8%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 58 user reviews this Canon digital camera has an overall user rating of 84 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Some Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Six years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera “Despite having a strong focus on sle” in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review “We particularly liked the tracking auto-focus (for moving subjects)” .

A few customers thought it had a good image stabiliser. Reviewed.com wrote “Very effective optical image stabiliser” in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS. Expert website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Its great image stabilization promises clearer pict” in their review of this digital camera.

A few customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good lens.

Two Canon IXUS 230 HS owners said in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 230 HS had a good zoom. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS “An 8x zoom and a stylish ultra-compact design, this little camera is pretty much perfect”. Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Sharp 1080p video with decent functions (zoom etc” .

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Canon IXUS 230 HS owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the Canon IXUS 230 HS 5 stars and said on Expert Reviews “With superb photos and videos, fast performance” in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review. Techsmart.co.za wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS “While we love and turn to our smartphone camera as much as the next photographer when a quick”. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review “Great image quality - best of peer group” .

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review on expert website What Digital Camera “Is combined with Cannon's HS technology for improved low-light performance”. Reviewed.com said in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS five years ago “Good low light performance” . Reviewed.com also said “Good low-light and high ISO performance”.

Two Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS “Good high-speed shooting performance”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Its shooting performance, though good, lags behind the competition as does its GPS functionality”.

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Nice Design

A few customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Canon IXUS 230 HS is a stylish new compact camera that offers an 8x zoom lens, full 1080p HD movies” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert website Stuff.tv said “A stylish super-slim snapper which is no slouch in low light conditions” in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Techradar.com said “Canon's IXUS range has long been synonymous with stylishly designed compact metal-bodied cameras, such as the IXUS 310 HS, IXUS 220 HS” in their review.

Three Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewers who reviewed the Canon IXUS 230 HS thought it was a good design. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “A great performance from this diminutive snapper proves that good camera design comes down to much more than merely cramming in as many megapixels as the sensor will allow” . Reviewed.com wrote “Overall design could be improved”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was luxurious. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “A svelte, luxurious design in a choice of six colours is to be expected” in their review.

One customer wrote that it was ergonomic. Six years ago expert review site Techsmart.co.za wrote “Casual snap is called for, there’s still something to be said for an ergonomic, solid and dedicated compact camera that captures our hearts” in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review.

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Good Size

Nineteen Canon IXUS 230 HS owners who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “Canon's compact PowerShot Elph 310 HS packs an 8x zoom lens into a body that can slide into your shirt pocket with ease”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “The Canon IXUS is a sleek compact that still boasts a full specification” in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review on expert website Ephotozine six years ago “Is a compact digital camera with an 8x optical zoom lens” and scored the Canon IXUS 230 HS 80 out of 100.

Three people who reviewed the Canon IXUS 230 HS considered that it was thin. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The slim 12-megapixel shooter manages to squeeze an 8x zoom lens that covers a 28-224mm (35mm equivalent) field of view” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “It's a very slim compact camera given the wealth of mechanics inside”. Expert website Reviewed.com said in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS “14x optical zoom lens in a slim body” .

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Five years ago Reviewed.com said in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS “Clean design with metal body”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 230 HS was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review “When you consider its high-res LCD, excellent image quality”. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Snapshooters wanting better photo quality than their smartphone” in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS and rated it 4 stars. Reviewed.com said “Stunning picture quality”.

Good Video Capture

A number of customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for video recording. Reviewed.com wrote “Good HD video results”. Reviewed.com also said “Full HD video recording with optical zoom”. Expert review site Liveatpc.com wrote “Shoot cameras like Full HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera.

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews.

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Easy to Use

A number of people considered that this digital camera was easy to use. Reviewed.com mentioned “Ease of use”. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review two years ago “Consumer testers found the menu layout easy to use”.

One Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewer who reviewed the Canon IXUS 230 HS concluded that it was easy to use the menus. One Canon IXUS 230 HS owner who reviewed the Canon IXUS 230 HS considered that it had a good interface. Five years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Clear, simple interface in Auto modes” in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers said in their reviews that it had gps. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “The Canon SX230 HS is the 2011 update to Canon's line of compact travel-zoom cameras, combining GPS functionality”. Reviewed.com also wrote “GPS drains battery quickly”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Builtin GPS for geotagging”.

Good Technical Features

One Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. T3.com said in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS “It comes complete with a myriad of exciting features, including a 12 megapixel camera” .

Robust

Several Canon IXUS 230 HS owners thought it was well made.

Good Geotagging

One Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewer who bought the Canon IXUS 230 HS concluded that it had good geotagging.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon IXUS 230 HS owner wrote that it had a good screen. Six years ago Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 230 HS on expert website Steve's Digicams “With the large screen and small compact body there is not much room left on the back for the camera con”.

Good Support

One Canon IXUS 230 HS reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Reviewed.com mentioned “Highend build and advanced settings (PSAM, manual focusing”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The IXUS 230 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 230 HS do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], and the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], and the S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The IXUS 230 HS supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 230 HS do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 230 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 230 HS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 230 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 230 HS have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m. The Canon IXUS 230 HS has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 230 HS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Canon IXUS 230 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 230 HS. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The IXUS 230 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The still image resolution of all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon IXUS 230 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 common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 230 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon IXUS 230 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the Canon IXUS 230 HS has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 230 HS have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several customers agreed that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Expert website Cameralabs.com mentioned in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review “Measuring 96 x 57 x 22mm and weighing 140g with card and battery it isn't the sl”. Reviewed.com wrote “Poor battery life” .

A Bit Expensive

A few Canon IXUS 230 HS owners wrote in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Five years ago expert review site Asia.cnet.com said in their Canon IXUS 230 HS review “The lens' other qualities aren't good enough for photographers who value a wider lens”.

One Canon IXUS 230 HS owner who bought this digital camera thought it was not cheap. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar six years ago “The latest line of IXUS cameras, including this Canon IXUS 230 HS and the more expensive Canon IXUS” in their review but they gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 230 HS is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the IXUS 230 HS has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], and the ELPH 100 HS[pl_783777_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the SAMSUNG EX2F[pl_1609335_price] (12.4MP and higher rated), or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] (14.2MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The IXUS 230 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The IXUS 230 HS is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 230 HS are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon IXUS 230 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the IXUS 230 HS is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the cameras of this type and age the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 230 HS that we have checked the battery capacity of, the IXUS 230 HS's battery capacity of only 210 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rate of the IXUS 230 HS of only 24 frames per second is one of the lowest amongst cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 230 HS. The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 230 HS is 32fps.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Canon IXUS 230 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the IXUS 230 HS is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 230 HS. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The Canon IXUS 230 HS has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 230 HS.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The IXUS 230 HS is a nine auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Canon IXUS 230 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 230 HS. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the IXUS 230 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 230 HS.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 230 HS the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 160. At 100, the Canon IXUS 230 HS has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 230 HS.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 230 HS is 26mm. The Canon IXUS 230 HS has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 230 HS

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the IXUS 230 HS has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 230 HS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], and the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 230 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 230 HS.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 230 HS has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] (10x), or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The IXUS 230 HS has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the 500[pl_1539093_price] (CCD and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Average Weight

The IXUS 230 HS has a relatively average weight (140 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 140g digital cameras currently available including the Canon ELPH 100 HS[plb_783777_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

9 Awards

log.com.tr Editor's Choice computertotaal.nl Best in Test CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(47)
21 January 2015

The GPS-enabled PowerShot SX230 HS is a powerful compact camera with excellent photo and video performance. We particularly liked the tracking auto-focus (for moving subjects) and fast refocusing... Read more…

Great image stabilization
Excellent photo and video quality
Includes GPS tagging
Consumer testers found the menu layout easy to use
High 14x optical zoom
Slower photo speeds than comparable models
De sm skavanker kunne vi tilgive, hvis billedkvaliteten var i orden
Det er den langtfra
Relatief korte batterijduur bij gebruik GPS, een aparte knop voor GPS volledig uit te schakelen was handig geweest, plaatsing flitser, soms iets te 'optimistisch' mbt fotograferen in low light (te hog
1 June 2012

The Canon ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS is, without a doubt, an exciting new released. We liked it and highly recommend it to future buyers...

24 February 2012

The Canon SX230 HS is the 2011 update to Canon's line of compact travel-zoom cameras, combining GPS functionality, a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor, and 14x optical zoom lens in a slim body. The... Read more…

Stunning picture quality
Great image quality - best of peer group
1080 24 HD video
GPS receiver
Good low light performance
Awkward popup flash
Wide-end of zoom 'only' delivers 28mm
Flash pops up unnecessarily
Poor battery life
Chromatic aberration (colour fringing)
22 February 2012

The Canon Ixus 230HS is another offering in possibly the best range of small pocket cameras around. This is the latest Ixus offering, Canon do another ?smaller? unit the PowerShot apart from their... Read more…

21 February 2012

Snapshooters wanting better photo quality than their smartphone and an 8x zoom lens in a tiny package should certainly consider the Canon Ixus 230 HS...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 November 2011 by Juice

I've owned an Ixus 220 HS since it was launched in the UK; the lil' red beastie has been to various exotic places such as China and Germany, as well as dozens of gigs, festivals and events. Alas,... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2011 by Janet

I am only an amateur so I cannot advise on the technical side of the camera. For the more technical stuff you would want to look up a professional review. I have however quite a few cameras, some... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2011 by Anne

I take many photographs and have had a few cameras over the years but am not a professional on cameras. However i am always careful and check reviews etc before buying and eventually decided (over... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2012 by Waldor

Although our Panasonic Lumix FS62 had served us well for the last 18 months it had only ever been a budget camera, albeit a very good one. I always spend quite a while reading as many reviews as... Read more…

Reviewed 18 January 2012 by Rach

I think I have fallen in love! I ordered my camera on Saturday and it arrived today (Wednesday - two days earlier than delivery estimate) and I've spent the whole evening snapping away. As a keen... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 5705b007aa, 5705b006ba, 5705b011ba, ixus230hsblw, ixus230hszwa, ixus230hszil
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