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Product Specifications

Canon  PowerShot SX230 HS High-End, Advanced Digital Camera with GPS - Black  
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Main specs

Optical Zoom:  14 x zoom

Resolution:  12.1 effective megapixels

Monitor Size:  3 inch screen

Canon-PowerShot SX230 HS High-End, Advanced Digital Camera with GPS - Black-Digital Cameras
Specifications Accessories

Image capture

Camera type

Point & Shoot, GPS Capable


12.1 effective megapixels

Image sizes

1600 x 1064 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 2816 x 1584 pixels, 2816 x 1880 pixels, 2816 x 2112 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 3000 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, 640 x 360 pixels, 2112 x 2112 pixels, 480 x 480 pixels, 1200 x 1200 pixels

File formats

DPOF 1.1

Image sensor type

1/2.3 inch CMOS

Image processor type


Image stabilization technology

O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilization

Expendable recording media type

SD Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), SDHC Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC) Plus Card, HC MMC Plus, Eye-Fi Wireless Card Compatible, SDXC Card

Video capture

File format

MOV (Image: H.264: Audio: Linear PCM Monaural)

Video size

not specified

Lens and focus

Lens type


Lens construction

not specified

Optical Zoom

14 x zoom

Digital zoom

4 x

Lens mount



Not Available

Maximum aperture

F3.1 (W) - F5.9 (T)

Minimum aperture

not rated

Focal length

5.0 (W) - 70.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 392mm)

Focusing area mode(s)

manual focus, face detection AF, smart auto

Focusing distance

1m to infinity, 5cm - Infinity (wide), 2.0 in - 1.6 ft (Macro)

Exposure and imaging

Shooting / Drive modes

self-timer, auto, P, Av, Tv, easy, movie digest

Exposure / Capture modes

manual, program shift (P mode), Safety Shift, i-Contrast, AE lock

Scene modes

beach, fireworks, fisheye effect, foliage, handheld night scene, kids & pets, landscape, miniature effect, movie, portrait, SCN1, smart shutter, snow, stitch assist, underwater

Exposure Metering System

center-weighted average, spot

Exposure compensation

±2 EV (1/3 EV steps)


Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200

Shutter type

combined mechanical and electronic

Shutter speed

1/3200 sec to 15 sec

White balance mode

auto, cloudy, custom, daylight, fluorescent, fluorescent H, tungsten, underwater

Picture effects / Color modes

black & white, custom, neutral, sepia, vivid color, positive film, darker skin tone, vivid blue, vivid green, vivid red, lighter skin tone

Flash and lighting

Flash Type

built-in auto

Flash Mode

auto, auto with red-eye reduction, FE lock, manual, flash off, flash on, red-eye reduction, Safety FE, slow sync

Flash effective range

2.5' - 11.5' (wide), 3.3' - 6.6' (tele)

Maximum flash synchronization speed

adjusted to camera's shutter speed

Physical characteristics


4.16" x 2.42" x 1.31", 105.7mm x 61.6mm x 33.2mm


195 grams

Available color(s)




USB, Video Output (NTSC / PAL), HDMI Mini connector

Microphone and Speaker

both built-in

Flash connection

Not Available

Tripod socket

standard 1/4 inch

Remote control

Not Available

Cable release capability

Not Available

Viewing features


3.0" / TFT-LCD


Not Available

Menu language(s)

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Power source

NB-5L Rechargeable Lithium Battery

Camera management

Additional features

Water Resistant Capabilities

Not Available

Underwater capabilities

Not Available

Included "in the box"


Battery Charger CB-2LX, CD-ROM, interface cable IFC-400PCU, Lithium Battery Pack NB-5L, wrist strap, ■ Supplied accessories may vary by region or country!, AV Cable AVC-DC400ST


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