Canon IXUS 230 HS
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Canon IXUS 230 HS


Packing a powerful 8x optical zoom lens, the slim IXUS 230 HS incorporates Canon's Intelligent IS system and HS system, which provides effective stabilization and aids in capturing the natural ambience of a scene without having to use a flash or tripod. Perfect for a night out. Compatible with the HF-DC2.


Product Specification

Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels
Sensor 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS (Primary Color)
Lens Focal length: 5.0 - 40.0mm (35mm equivalent: 28 - 224mm)
ISO rating AUTO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Zoom ratio
  • Optical 8x
  • Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom)
  • Combined Approx. 32x
Image Stabilization Lens shift-type
Aperture range f/3.0 – f/5.9
Shutter speed
  • 1 - 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
  • 15 - 1/2000 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)
Exposure Compensation
  • +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
  • Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
Metering Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
Recording Formats
  • Still Image: JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • Movies: MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)], iFrame
Display 3.0-inch, 461,000 dots, PureColor II G LCD, TFT
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB 2.0, miniHDMI, AV output (PAL/NTSC)
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L
Dimensions 95.8 x 56.8 x 22.1mm (W x H x D)
Weight Approx. 140g (including battery and memory card)