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With 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 shots.
Google Drive upload now supported.
Download the latest version of CameraWindow DC to set up this camera with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google Drive and Email.
With an elegantly slim metal body, you can take the IXUS 240 HS everywhere. Fit more in the frame with ultra-wide 24mm or get close to distant subjects with 5x optical zoom or up to 10x with ZoomPlus - an advanced zoom technology with more visible detail and sharpness than conventional digital zoom.
HS System excels in low light so you can capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. Advanced DIGIC 5 processing and a high-sensitivity 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give exceptional image quality in all situations.
Intelligent IS combats camera shake to ensure all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. It automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 7 modes to prevent blur.
Wi-Fi lets you connect your camera wirelessly with other devices* such as your smartphone, for quick and easy sharing of photos and movies with friends and family.
A widescreen, high-resolution 8.0 cm (3.2") PureColor II Touch LCD with customisable smart touch interface provides intuitive control for fast, easy operation and pleasurable playback. Touch Shutter allows you to touch on the point of focus and then to trigger the shot.
Record superb Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps with stereo sound and optical zoom. Intelligent IS keeps footage steady while filming, even at full zoom. An HDMI connection ensures high quality playback on an HDTV.
Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects optimal settings from 58 variables (21 in movies). It also works with faces stored in Face ID and adapts shooting according to registered age – for example turning off flash and sounds when a sleeping baby is detected.
Face ID registers up to 12 faces of family and friends, so they are automatically the focusing priority in every shot, and tags images with their names so they are easy to find in playback.
Use High-speed Burst to capture non-stop, fast-paced action or slow things down with Super Slow Motion Movie.
Movie Digest records 4 seconds of video before each photo is shot and then joins all the recorded short clips into a bonus HD (720p) movie.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 16.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.3 – 21.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 5x |
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x
|Maximum f/number||f/2.7 – f/5.9|
|Construction||6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens, 2 double sided aspherical lenses and 1 single sided aspherical UA lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed frame) or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or Touch AF frame)|
|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|
|Speed||1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto.|
|Monitor||8.0 cm (3.2”) PureColor II Touch (TFT), 16:9 aspect ratio, Approx. 461,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 90 cm – 2.0 m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2|
|Modes||Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (4.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (4.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Long Shutter|
|Modes in Movie||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, 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, Auto Drive, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.9 shots/sec., High-speed Burst (4.0MP): Approx. 5.2 shots/sec., (until memory card becomes full)¹²|
|Image Size||4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480 |
16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)*
*XS is half the length and width of S
|Movies||(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.¹ |
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Movie Digest) Up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec.
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
|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)] |
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|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|
|Playback zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian, Hindi, Indonesian, Vietnamese|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC) |
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7
For Ad-hoc Wireless LAN connection to a PC:
Windows 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 170 shots¹ |
Approx. 180 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Leather Case DCC-1300, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90, Battery Charger CB-2LDE|
|Other||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||93.5 x 56.8 x 20.8 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 145 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.|
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Other||¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts.|
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|
Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.
A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.
Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before