Canon Ixus 240HS Digital Camera Blue

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Canon IXUS 240 HS

  • Slim metal body
  • 24mm, 5x optical zoom
  • HS System: 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi for easy image sharing
  • 8.0 cm (3.2") touch screen with Touch Shutter
  • Full HD movies, HDMI
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes)
  • Face ID
  • High-speed shooting
  • Movie Digest (720p)

Slim metal body; 24mm, 5x optical zoom
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: 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
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
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 for easy image sharing
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.

Fingertip control
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.

Full HD movies, HDMI
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.

Smart Auto (58 scenes)
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
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.

High-speed shooting
Use High-speed Burst to capture non-stop, fast-paced action or slow things down with Super Slow Motion Movie.

Movie Digest (720p)
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
ZoomPlus 10x
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), Approx. 3.5-stop. Intelligent IS

Type TTL
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)

Type TTL
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
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels

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 – 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, Underwater, 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
Compression Superfine, Fine
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)
PictBridge Yes

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
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, 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


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
Other PhotoStitch

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)


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.


¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.


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