Canon IXUS 230 ( ELPH 310 HS )

Canon IXUS 230 is a compact digital camera with 12.1 megapixel images sensor, it is a back-illuminated sensor using HS technology including an 8x optical zoom with the 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilizer. The image processor make the Canon HS SYSTEM gives an exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 3200. The camera comes with a Full HD 1080p video recording in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button, High-Speed Burst Mode to provides continuous shooting and a Super Slow Motion Movie to capture video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion. This camera also has large 3.0-inch LCD enables easy viewing all your images and video. The Canon IXUS 230 ( ELPH 310 HS ) measures (W x H x D) 3.77 x 2.24 x 0.87 in (95.8 x 56.8 x 22.1 mm) and weight Approx. 4.94 oz./140g (Including batteries and memory card) or Approx. 4.27 oz./121 g (Camera body only).

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Canon IXUS 230 Features

PureColor LCD System

The Canon IXUS 230 (ELPH 310 HS) has a large and bright 3.0-inch PureColor LCD screen that allows you to easy view and frame your images with high resolution up to 461,000 dots. The PureColor technology provides an excellent contrast with rich, true-to-life color of each your images. In addition, the LCD Screen allows you to view your images with a wide angle above, below or to either side without color shifts and with minimal reflections. It also equipped with a scratch-proof hard coating and a dust-repellent fluorine coating to provide a durable screen, so your images will be show more clear and vibrant images.


12.1 Megapixel CMOS images sensor

The camera comes with 12.1 Megapixel CMOS images sensor that enhances high sensitivity including a DIGIC 4 Image Processor to provide superb image quality in all situations even in high ISO range up to 3200. This camera allows you to capture images in low-light shooting, delivers clear images, blur-free images. It also has a powerful 8x optical zoom allows you to get images details of far away objects or fit more in the frame with the 28mm wide-angle lens especially group shots and landscapes. Equipped with an Intelligent IS which automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer in 7 scene modes to prevent blur and deliver sharp and detailed of your photos and videos.


Full HD Video Recording

Featuring an advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the Canon IXUS 230 (ELPH 310 HS) allows you to shoot a 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound that has high quality with crisp and clear high definition. The camera also has a movie button that allow you to switch instantly from stills to movie mode includes an HDMI-CEC connector allows easy to share and playback the video on your HDTV. In addition, the camera allows you to shoots a Full HD 1080p video at 24fps and a 720p HD video at 30fps equipped with a iFrame movie (720p) for fast importing, easy editing and simple sharing.


Canon IXUS 230 (ELPH 310 HS) also offers another interesting features such as High-Speed Burst Mode to provide continuous shooting and Super Slow Motion Movie to capture video at high speeds which allows playback in slow motion including a Smart AUTO intelligently allows you to selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations. Additional features Face Detection Technology including Smart Shutter for easy take great photos of people, Special Scene Modes to add a creative effect of your photos without a computer.


Image Sensor

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M

Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

Image Processor DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology


Focal Length 5.0 – 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 224 mm)

Optical Zoom

Optical 8x.
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹).
Combined Approx. 32x

Maximum f/number f/3.0 – f/5.9


8 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3.5-stop. Intelligent IS


Type TTL

AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes Single, Continuous (only available in Smart Auto mode), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF

AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam Yes

Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

Exposure Control

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)

AE Lock On/Off Selectable

Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO sensitivity* AUTO,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

Shutter Speed

1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type TTL


Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD Monitor

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots

Coverage Approx. 100%

Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD


Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock Yes

Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 4.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.0 m (T)

External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2



Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP), Best Image Selection (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist

Modes in Movie

Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 3.5 shots/sec., High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.7 shots/sec., (until memory card becomes full)

Recording Pixels/Compression

Image Size

4:3 – (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 – (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 – (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 – (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480

Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)*
*XS is half the length and width of S

Compression Fine, Normal


(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps

Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

File Type

Still Image Type

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

Other Features

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation

My Category Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes

Histogram Yes

Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom


Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

Memory Card SD, SDHC, SDXC

Supported Operating System Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3, Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6


Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other PhotoStitch, Movie Uploader for YouTube, CameraWindow

Power Source

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life Approx. 210 shots, Approx. 240 min. playback

A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60


Cases / Straps Soft Leather Case DCC-1300, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap

Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD) 95.8 x 56.8 x 22.1 mm

Weight Approx. 140 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)







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