Mark Peters : February 9th 2012 - 19:15 CET
Canon IXUS 240 HS
Canon IXUS 240 HS digital camera : At the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2012 in Japan, Canon released a new premium digital compact camera to its well-known IXUS line-up. Featuring first-class design with Canon’s signature image quality and new Wi-Fi functionality, the Canon IXUS 240 HS, also known as the Canon PowerShot Elph 320 HS in the United States, makes it easier than ever to record Full HD videos and capture pictures in breathtaking detail and share them instantly with family or friends. The Canon IXUS 240 HS elegant design and fun functionality are perfect for shooting and sharing pictures on the move.|
Canon IXUS 240 HS camera features
Combining advanced and intelligent features with effortless functionality, the Canon IXUS 240 HS is ideal for anyone looking for a compact camera that fuses style with substance. The Canon IXUS 240HS boasts a 16.1 Megapixel resolution and offers exceptional image results. Its 24mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens offers great flexibility that can be carried in virtually any pocket. The Canon IXUS camera is perfect made for social photography, such as holidays or late evenings out with friends - allowing high quality pictures to be shared immediately after they are taken.
Photo Sharing made easy by Canon
With the new Canon IXUS 240 HS, users can share their favorite photos and videos, whenever and wherever they may be thanks to new Wi-Fi functionality. The new Camera Window application allows pictures and videos to be wirelessly transferred directly to a range of Apple smartphones and tablets for instant sharing on the go. Using the same Camera Window app, users can also share pictures via e-mail, upload them to Facebook with their own comments, or even upload videos directly to YouTube.
Canon IXUS 240 HS with touch navigation
The Canon IXUS 240 HS digital camera also features a large 3.2-inch (8cm) PureColor II Touch screen display with 460.000 dot resolution, providing great colors and accurate contrast. The new Canon IXUS camera is perfect to review pictures and video clips due to its Touch interface. The touch navigation and customizable icons provide easy and fast access to various camera settings, menus and photo collections, so pictures can be quickly selected to upload to social network websites and comments even typed in. The touchscreen also enables 'Touch Shutter' functionality which makes it possible to compose and capture pictures with a single touch of the display. To better understand the features and functionalities of this new camera, download the Canon IXUS 240 HS Technologies Explained PDF sheet.
Full HD Video recording with the Canon IXUS 240 HS
The Canon IXUS 240 HS features 1080p Full HD video recording with stereo sound. The Canon IXUS 240HS is equipped with a dedicated movie record button that enables instant switching from photo to video, while the 5x optical zoom can also be utilized when recording a video. Integrated HDMI connectivity enables content sharing with friends and family using HD-TV screens. To help tell the story behind a day’s images, Movie Digest mode captures four seconds of movie before each still photo is taken and then merges all the clips together in 720p HD quality for a fun reminder of the day’s events.
Canon IXUS 240 HS sample pictures
Canon published a sample photo captured with the new IXUS 240 HS. Check out the image quality and download the Canon IXUS 240 HS test photo.
Canon IXUS 240HS specifications
• Compact metal camera body
• 16.1 Megapixel CMOS
• Canon DIGIC 5 / HS system
• 5x optical zoom lens
• 24mm ultra wide-angle
• Intelligent Image Stabilization
• 8cm / 3.2-inch touch screen
• Full HD video recording
• 58 Smart Auto scenes
• Wi-Fi support for image sharing
• High-speed shooting
Canon IXUS 240 HS Price & Availability
The Canon IXUS 240 HS digital compact camera is available from March 2012, priced at €320 Euro / £280 GBP incl. VAT. Available colors and retail prices may vary from country to country. In the United States the same camera will be sold under the name Canon PowerShot Elph 320 HS for a suggested retail price of $280 USD. Check out the Canon website in your region for more information.
Canon IXUS 240 HS in the box
• Canon IXUS 240 HS camera
• Canon NB-11L Battery pack
• Canon CB-2LD Battery charger
• Canon WS-DC10 Wrist strap
• USB Cable IFC-400PCU
• Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Canon IXUS 240 HS review
As soon as we receive a Canon IXUS 240 HS test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution sample pictures, followed by an extensive Canon IXUS 240 HS review. In the mean time you may want to read our Canon IXUS 310 HS review.
Canon IXUS 240 HS digital camera