Canon IXUS 230 HS Review

I recently bought a new Digital Camera instead of my 4 years old Canon IXUS 80 IS Camera. New Canon IXUS 230 HSAfter I little research, I choose the Canon IXUS 230 HS that this review will be all about. The reason why I choose this camera was that I have been very happy with my old IXUS camera and that I wanted a small compact Digital Camera that I can bring anywhere. The price of the camera was of cause also a factor. Just for the record. I am now professional when it comes to photographing 😉


What is included in the Package of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

  • Package of Canon IXUS 230 HSCamera
  • Battery charger
  • Battery Pack NB-4L
  • Interface Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Getting Started guide
  • Solution Disk (CD-ROM)


Getting started

Getting started with the camera was very easy and strait forward because the camera is working a lot like my old IXUS camera. I started charging the battery for a couple of hours. When it was fully charged I inserted the battery and the 8 GB Memory Card that I have purchased (no Memory Card is included). That was pretty much it. Now I was ready to start taking pictures with my new Camera.

Key Specifications of Canon IXUS 230 HS

  • 12.0 Megapixel
  • 8 x Optical Zoom
  • 4 x Digital Zoom
  • Weight – 140 g
  • Size – 57 x 95 x 22 mm.
  • Maximum Video Resolution – 1920 x 1080
  • HDMI Out
  • Battery Life – 210 Shot

Pros of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

  • Easy to use
  • Great zoom (8x optical zoom)
  • Long battery time
  • Great LCD display
  • Good value for money

Cons of the Canon IXUS 230 HS

  • Bad cover design for HDMI and A/V Out port. Seems like something that can easy break.
  • Canon just made the Camera a little bit larger than the IXUS 80 IS so it does not fit my old Camera case

Bad Cover design

Finally I would like to share a little gallery of photos of the camera and some of the pictures I have been taking with my new camera:

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18 Responses to Canon IXUS 230 HS Review

  1. Ryan says:

    Not going to lie but thing the Camera itself looks ugly, and out dated. On the plus side really like the look of some of the features and at only 140g thats wow!!! Hope you enjoy your new camera anyway.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Ryan
      It may not be the newest camera from Canon, but I am very happy about it and it is a big improvement over my old Canon IXUS 80 IS camera.

  2. Allyson Stewart says:

    Hi, Thomas

    I am definitely not a photographer or camera expert in any way, but love great photos. I haven’t bought a new camera in years, and probably won’t be getting one any time soon. Still, I loved learning about this digital camera. Canon is one of favorite camera manufactures, and the pictures you took with the camera look nice and clean.

    Thanks for sharing!


    • Thomas says:

      Hi Allyson 🙂
      Canon is one of my favorite too when it comes to camera manufactures. I am not that keen about their printers, but their cameras I do love.

  3. website development sydney says:

    newest model of canon is very cool one. and your photos which u had uploaded really looking fantabulous. there is lots of improvement in cannon thanks for sharing with us.

  4. schill39 says:

    Wow, I like the camera. Captures clear photography and high resolution. Canon is great when it comes to cameras!

  5. Jonas says:

    Nice camera, I love Canon and its products. Enjoy your camera, Thomas!

  6. abdul wahab says:

    Nice camera, I love Canon and its products newest model of canon is very cool one. Captures clear photography and high resolution. Canon is great when it comes to cameras!

  7. nice camera! I think canon is the best! 😀

  8. J.P. says:

    Hi Thomas, I bought the 230hs for my first trip to New York. Excellent buy! I took over 500 photos with superb results. My only problem was the photos of my wife and I with the Times Square lights in the background, the lights were very washed out. I blame myself, not the camera. Where did I go wrong.

  9. Canon Digital Camera says:

    Amazing look. I thing canon is best camera.

  10. Aiza says:

    Wow! This camera shots look amazing. I also like the overall appearance of the camera. It is simple yet so appealing. I think I’ll have to but this Canon goodie too. Thanks for the great review!

  11. Cristian Stan says:

    I’m into food photography right now so I already have that high level obsession to cameras. As I’m checking some pics below, I really like how clear all the captured pics are. These shots are absolutely amazing that no one would actually believe that this kind of camera was used for these items.

  12. Canon Digital Camera says:

    Attractive and looking very nice.I personally used the canon digital camera. Nice information about canon ixus 230hs review.

  13. ponvendhan says:

    Canon Ixus 230 is one of best camera. i’m seaching camera to learn photography. Little confused what to choose, Nikon COOLPIX AW100 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47K.

    BTW your own experience review is nice.

    • Thomas says:

      Thank you.
      I am no expert into camera, but try and search for reviews of the two cameras to figure out which one has the best specs for the price.

  14. Anurag Kumar says:

    If I talk about overall performance of this camera then this camera is really good and does not cost lots of money too.

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