PowerShot S230

PowerShot S Series
Item Code: 8185A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash, 2x Optical Zoom.
Image Capture Device
Type1/2.7 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 3.3 million
Effective Pixels3.2 million
Focal Length5.4-10.8mm (35mm film equivalent: 35-70mm)
Digital Zoom3.2x Digital Zoom (Maximum 6.4x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom.)
Autofocus SystemTTL AiAF (9 focusing points), TTL AF (user- select focusing point)
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Coverage82%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8- f/4.0
Shutter Speed15-1/1500 sec. (Long speeds from 1 sec. to 15 sec. must be user-set in Long Shutter Speed mode)
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluative Metering or Spot Metering
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 step increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlTTL Auto White Balance, Pre-Set White Balance (Available Settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, or Fluorescent H).or Custom White Balance. (taken from white object or 18% gray card).
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto/On/Off, Auto Red-Eye Reduction Auto/On, Slow-Sync.
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Program, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo EffectsVivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Continuous ShootingApprox. 2.5 images/sec.
Image Storage
Storage MediaCompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1; EXIF Print Compliant (EXIF 2.2)
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG Movie: AVI
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording PixelsSmall: 640 x 480, Medium 2: 1,024 x 768, Medium 1: 1,600x1,200, Large: 2,048 x 1,536, Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120.
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
Large / SuperFine1,6022,048 x 1,5368183876154
Large / Fine8932,048 x 1,536163368137276
Large / Normal4452,048 x 1,5363267136274548
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,200143061122246
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,2002654109219440
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,20052108217435868
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 7682553107215431
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 7684694189379762
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 768841743497001,390
Small / SuperFine249640 x 48058120241482962
Small / Fine150640 x 480941963937881,563
Small / Normal84640 x 4801653376761,3552,720


These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
Movie / High640 x 48014 sec.30 sec.61 sec.124 sec.249sec.
Movie / Medium320 x 24044 sec.91 sec.183 sec.368 sec.735 sec.
Movie / Low160 x 120118 sec.242 sec.486 sec.973 sec.1,954 sec


Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of CompactFlash Card. Individual clips are limited to 30 seconds (640 x 480) or 3 minutes (320 x 240 or 160 x 120). Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (2x to 10x), or Slide Show
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesSingle Image, All Images
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB) v1.1
Video OutNTSC or PAL selectable
Audio OutMonoaural
OtherCF card slot (complied with CF Type I standard). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers CP-100 and Direct Photo Printers (no computer required).
Power Supply Lithium ion battery NB-1LH or NB-1L. AC Adapter Kit ACK500 (optional).
Important Safety information LCD ON: 150 images, LCD OFF: 420 images 100 minutes
Power SourceLithium ion battery NB-1LH or NB-1L. AC Adapter Kit ACK500 (optional).
Important Safety information
Shooting CapacityLCD ON: 150 images, LCD OFF: 420 images
Playback Time100 minutes
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in. / 87.0 x 57.0 x 26.7mm
Weight6.4 oz./180g
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsHardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBookOS: Mac OS 8.6 through 9.2, and OS X. (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement)Note: Canon File Viewer Utility v.1.0 and USB Mounter v. 1.6 software are not supported in OS X.CPU: Power PC Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface (Power Macintosh NEW G3/G4, PowerBook G3, iMac, iBook).RAM: 20MB and over for application
PC RequirementsHardware: IBM PC/AT compatibleOS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement)CPU: Pentium 150 MHz and overInterface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to pre-installed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and pre-installed or upgraded Windows ME or Windows XP systems.RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 98)RAM: 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME)RAM: 128MB or more (Windows XP)