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Canon IXUS 240 HS Digital Camera - Black (16.1 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3.2 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Canon
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Product Description

Product Description

Easy-to-use, touchscreen compact with Wi-Fi for instant image sharing

The Wi-Fi enabled IXUS 240 HS is slim, easy to use and makes sharing your images easier than ever. The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity even allows you to connect with your smartphone, ensuring you can instantly share your favourite photos even if you’re out and about. The stylish, metal body is packed with innovative Canon features enabling you to capture exceptional shots with ease - Canon’s HS System and Intelligent IS help ensure your images are sharp, clear and vibrant whatever the light conditions, whilst the large touchscreen allows you to operate the camera effortlessly.

Features include:

  • Slim, stylish, metal body
  • Canon’s HS System, featuring a DIGIC 5 processor, for excellent low-light performance
  • 16.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Wi-Fi connectivity for instant sharing
  • 24 mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 5x optical zoom, extending to 10x with ZoomPlus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS
  • Full HD movies (1080p) and HDMI-CEC
  • Large 8.0 cm (3.2”) PureColor II Touch LCD touchscreen (460k dots)
  • Smart Auto with Advanced Scene Detection for great results in 58 different situations
  • Face ID can recognise and prioritise your family and friends
  • High-speed shooting functions including High-speed Burst HQ, Super Slow Motion Movie and Handheld Night Scene
  • Movie Digest records 4 seconds before each shot to create a bonus HD (720p) movie

Striking IXUS design

The IXUS 240 HS combines striking design with advanced Canon features - the result is a camera that looks stunning, captures exceptional images and is easy to use. The slim, compact design makes it perfect for slipping into your pocket or bag, whilst its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easier than ever to share your images.

Canon's HS System
The HS System captures the true atmosphere
in low light
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Capture the scene exactly as you see it with Canon’s HS System

The power of Canon’s HS System comes from the combination of the 16.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s advanced DIGIC 5 processor. The HS System gives incredibly high image quality in all light conditions and enables the camera to capture a wider dynamic range, reducing over-exposure of highlighted areas and loss of detail in the shadows. This means that you can preserve your memories in perfect detail, whether in stills or video.

Outstanding results in low light

Canon’s HS System truly excels in low light conditions. It can often be challenging to capture well exposed subjects inside against dark backgrounds, or outside in low light; the flash range is often not sufficient to light up the background but turning it off can cause blurring from the instability of handheld shooting. Canon’s HS System reduces the camera’s reliance on flash in low-light situations - background illumination is improved, dark areas are reduced and camera shake is controlled, maintaining complete image clarity and eliminating blur. As a result you can capture great low-light images without needing to use the flash as often.

Less noise, clearer detail

The HS System allows for significant noise reduction at all ISO levels while maintaining accurate colours and crisp detail, allowing the camera to capture the natural ambience of dimly-lit environments without the flash. Shots are striking and detailed, with the 16.1 Megapixel sensor capturing more than enough detail to reproduce images onto large poster-sized formats.

Wireless connectivity

The IXUS 240 HS has inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity which gives you the freedom to share your images and movies faster and more easily than ever before, including effortless upload to social networks.

Apple smartphones and tablets*

The IXUS 240 HS is ideal for using in conjunction with Apple’s portable devices, such as an iPhone 4 or iPad (iOS 4.3 or above). By downloading the free ‘Canon CameraWindow’ app from Apple iTunes you can wirelessly transfer any of your images directly from your camera whilst on the go, anytime, anywhere.

The ‘Canon CameraWindow’ app allows you to either push images from the camera to your phone, or use your phone to browse the images stored on your camera and then select which ones to wirelessly transfer to your iPhone or iPad. You can save your images directly into the ‘Photos’ gallery on the phone, upload them directly to Facebook and YouTube or simply share them via email.

Support for Android phones has been scheduled for release in Spring 2012. Functionality may vary with the existing compatible devices.

Camera to internet services

The IXUS 240 HS also allows you to share your images with social networking sites using only the camera and a Wi-Fi network** to which you have access. All you need to do is register your camera with a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (CiG) account which allows you to use your camera’s menu to share images online. Once set up, your images will be saved to your free 10 gigabytes of personal online storage and shared via Album web links with Facebook, Twitter or via Email.

Connect to other compatible cameras

The IXUS 240 HS can also connect to other compatible Canon cameras that feature inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity. This means that if your friends or family have a compatible camera you can wirelessly transfer images between your cameras, enabling you to instantly share your photos.

Home computers

Additionally, the inbuilt Wi-Fi connection allows you to wirelessly connect to your home computer (Windows 7 SP1 or Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later) and transfer your images, without the need for a physical connection via a USB port.

Intelligent IS
Without Intelligent IS close-up shots can be blurred
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Exceptional lens quality

The IXUS 240 HS benefits from Canon’s class-leading lens technology. It boasts a 24 mm ultra wide-angle lens, allowing you to fit more in the frame – perfect for group shots. Plus, the 5x optical zoom enables you to get up close and personal, even with distant subjects.

In addition to the optical zoom, the IXUS 240 HS also features Canon’s advanced digital zoom technology, ZoomPlus. This extends the camera’s overall zoom range to 10x, without losing sharpness and detail in the image as a conventional digital zoom would.

Incredibly sharp images whatever the situation

The IXUS 240 HS also benefits from Canon’s Intelligent IS technology. Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, Intelligent IS automatically identifies the shooting situation and then selects the most appropriate type of optical image stabilization from 7 modes. For example, when capturing a close-up of a flower the camera will automatically select Macro IS with Hybrid IS technology, but then it will automatically switch to Powered IS when filming distant subjects with the zoom. This allows you to focus on framing the image you want, safe in the knowledge that the camera is working to eliminate as much camera shake as possible, even if you need to move with your scene.

Relive your special moments in high definition
Relive your special moments in high definition
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Large, touchscreen display

The IXUS 240 HS features a large 8.0 cm (3.2") PureColor II Touch LCD touchscreen. This high quality 460k dot screen makes framing and reviewing images easy, even from difficult angles or in bright light. Meanwhile, Canon’s touchscreen technology allows you to control different settings with just a swipe of a finger, making the camera incredibly simple to operate. Touch AF allows you to focus on the subject simply by touching it on the LCD screen. You can also choose to instantly capture the image using the Touch Shutter – simply place your finger on the LCD screen and remove it when you want the image to be captured.

Effortless shooting, superb results

When you're taking photographs, the only thing you want to think about is your subject, so Canon’s Smart Auto mode removes the worry of deciding which settings to select. It enables the camera to intelligently select the appropriate settings so you can concentrate on your subject.

In Smart Auto mode, Canon’s Advanced Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses shooting conditions – detecting people, distance, brightness, colour and movement information – then selects the perfect setting from 58 specially defined scenes. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or friends in the park you can be confident you're getting the perfect image.

Smart Auto is also more than just scene detection. It allows the camera to identify moving subjects to ensure the focus and exposure are always correct. For sharp close-ups the camera automatically switches to Macro mode and Smart Flash Exposure optimises exposure and flash controls to ensure your subject is perfectly lit whilst dark and light areas are accurately reproduced.

Additionally, Multi-area White Balance correction enables incredibly accurate colour reproduction. For example, usually when shooting indoors where the subject is lit by flash and the background is illuminated by artificial lighting, the multiple light sources can distort the colours in the image. But Canon’s Multi-area White Balance correction eliminates this problem so that the natural skin tones of the subject are retained, whilst the colours in the background also remain true-to-life.

Prioritise your family and friends

Face ID allows you to register up to 12 faces with names and birthdays so that the camera can automatically prioritise these individuals in every shot. Once the faces have been registered, Smart Auto uses the information to prioritise focus on these faces, regardless of how many other subjects are in the frame. This ensures that the camera always captures the best possible images of the people who are most important to you. It also makes it easy to search for photographs of specific friends or family members when you play back your images.

Additionally, Face ID uses the birthdays that you register to work in conjunction with Smart Auto to enable you to take better photographs in a range of different situations. For example, if Smart Auto detects a baby (0 – 2 years old) in the frame that is smiling it will automatically take multiple images and then select the best image for you.

High-speed shooting

The high-sensitivity CMOS sensor also offers the capability to shoot at super high speeds which provides excellent benefits in a range of situations.

High-speed Burst HQ

In High-speed Burst HQ mode the IXUS 240 HS can effectively capture fast-moving subjects, so whether you’re shooting sports events or everyday life in motion you will never miss a moment of the action.

Super Slow Motion Movie

Super Slow Motion Movie mode slows down fast-moving subjects by capturing QVGA resolution video at a staggering 240 frames per second (VGA resolution at 120fps) - which can then be played back at normal speed for a spectacular slow motion effect. This is perfect for analysing a golf swing, recording a bird in flight or just for a bit of fun. The software included with the camera supports multi-speed playback, allowing you to view your footage both at real or slow motion speed.

Handheld Night Scene

Handheld Night Scene mode allows you to capture clear, detailed night scenes. With this mode selected the camera takes consecutive high speed shots and then combines the image data into a single image, ensuring the best possible exposure with the least amount of blur – perfect for handheld shots taken at night.

Capture everything with the Movie Digest feature

Unique to Canon cameras, Movie Digest allows you to create an HD quality (720p) quality film telling the story behind the images you’ve captured that day. Every time a still image is captured, the preceding 4 seconds is automatically recorded as a movie clip - these are then automatically collated into one complete video showing the highlights of the day.

*Compatible devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch (4th generation)

** Compatible wireless LAN standards are IEEE802.11 b, g, and n (2.4 GHz band only). Infrastructure mode (WPS compatible), Ad hoc mode. Security: WEP, WPA-PSK (AES/TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES/TKIP). Internet hot-spots which require login activation using internet browser are not supported.

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Box Contains

Digital Camera IXUS 240 HS;Wrist Strap WS-DC10;Battery Pack NB-11L;Battery Charger CB-2LDE;AC Cable;Interface Cable IFC-400PCU;User Manual Kit