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Discontinued.  This model has been replaced by the SX260


Canon PowerShot SX230 12.1 MegaPixel Digital Camera


XNiteCanonSX230              UV+Visible+IR

XNiteCanonSX230               IR- Only

XNiteCanonSX230NDVI       3-Band Vegetation Stress Remote Sensing Camera

Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12 MP Digital Camera with HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 4 Image Processor

We can convert your Canon PowerShot SX230 for $175 for UV+IR+Visible or $275.00 for IR-Only + return S&H ($20 UPS ground insured domestic USA).  Turn around is usually 1 or 2 days from receipt.

For the UV+Visible+IR model, we add a 37mm filter ring to the front nose of the camera so that you can attach filters.  Please be aware that you should be gentle when adding or removing filters because the stock lens nose cap to which the filter ring is added is not especially strong. If the cap comes off, you can snap it back in place by turning the camera on, placing the nose cap at 11:00, and giving a gentle twist to 12:00 to lock the cap in place.

With the optional firmware, you can increase this camera's capabilities adding things like RAW and interval shutter control.

37mm Filters are available here.

For information on the NDVI vegetation stress camera, please click here.


bulletProduct Type Digital camera - Compact
bulletEnclosure Color Red
bulletResolution 12.1 megapixels
bulletOptical Sensor Type CMOS
bulletTotal Pixels 12,800,000 pixels
bulletEffective Sensor Resolution 12,100,000 Pixels 
bulletOptical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
bulletDigital Zoom 4 x
bulletImage Processor DIGIC 4
bulletImage Stabilizer Optical
bulletAuto Focus TTL contrast detection
bulletAuto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 9
bulletDigital Video Format MOV,
bulletImage Recording Format JPEG
bulletMax Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
bulletAV Interfaces HDMI,
Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

bulletLight Sensitivity ISO 3200,
ISO 1600,
ISO 800,
ISO 100,
ISO 200,
ISO 400,
ISO auto
bulletExposure Metering Evaluative,
bulletShooting Programs Handheld night shot,
Stitch assist,
Kids & pets,
Low light,
Portrait mode,
bulletSpecial Effects Miniature,
Vivid Blue,
Vivid Green,
Vivid Red,
Toy camera,
Black & White,
Darker Skin Tone,
Lighter Skin Tone,
Color Accent,
Color Swap,
Custom Effect
bulletWhite Balance Automatic,
bulletWhite Balance Presets Daylight,
Tungsten light,
bulletMax Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec
bulletMin Shutter Speed 15 sec
bulletExposure Compensation ?2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

bulletType 14 x,
Zoom lens - 5.7 mm - 18.8 mm - F/3.1-5.9
bulletFocal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 28 - 392 mm
bulletFocus Adjustment Automatic
bulletMacro Focus Range 2 in
bulletZoom Adjustment Motorized drive
bulletLens Construction 10 groups / 12 elements
bulletFeatures UA lens,
Aspherical lens,
UD glass,
Built-in lens shield

Camera Flash

bulletCamera Flash Built In
bulletFlash Modes Fill-in mode,
Slow synchro,
Auto mode,
Flash OFF mode,
Red-eye reduction
bulletFeatures AF illuminator
bulletEffective Flash Range 2.5 ft - 11.5 ft

Additional Features

bulletContinuous Shooting Speed 0.8 frames per second,
1 frame per second,
3.2 frames per second,
8.1 frames per second (3Mpix)
bulletSelf Timer Delay 2 sec,
10 sec
bulletAdditional Features HS System,
Display brightness control,
In-camera red-eye fix,
Scene Detection Technology,
Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB,
Smart Flash Exposure,
Wink Self-timer,
I-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system,
Face Detection Self-timer,
Smile Detection technology,
Exif Print support,
AF lock,
DPOF support,
Built-in GPS,
RGB primary color filter,
Safety zoom,
Digital tele-converter,
Smile Detection Auto Shutter,
AE lock,
Histogram display,
Camera orientation detection,
PictBridge support,
1080p Full HD movie recording,
USB 2.0 compatibility,
Direct print


bulletType 3 in LCD display
bulletDisplay Features Built-in


bulletMicrophone Operation Mode Stereo


bulletConnector Type 1 x Hi-Speed USB,
1 x Composite video/audio output,
1 x HDMI output
bulletMemory Card Slot SD card


bulletViewfinder Type None

System Requirements for PC Connection

bulletOperating System Support Apple Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6,
MS Windows XP SP3,
MS Windows Vista SP1,
MS Windows 7,
MS Windows Vista SP2
bulletPeripheral Devices USB port,
CD-ROM drive


bulletMicrosoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
bulletIncluded Accessories Battery charger,
USB cable,
Wrist strap,
Audio / video cable
bulletBody Material Metal


bulletSoftware Canon ZoomBrowser EX,
Canon PhotoStitch,
Drivers & Utilities,
Canon ImageBrowser


bulletSupported Battery Canon NB-5L
bulletSupported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )

Memory / Storage

bulletSupported Memory Cards SD
bulletImage Storage Normal,
Fine JPEG 4000 x 3000,
JPEG 4000 x 2248,
JPEG 4000 x 2664,
JPEG 2816 x 2112,
JPEG 2816 x 1880,
JPEG 1920 x 1080,
JPEG 1600 x 1200,
JPEG 1600 x 1064,
JPEG 640 x 480,
JPEG 640 x 360,
JPEG 640 x 424,
JPEG 2992 x 2992,
JPEG 2112 x 2112,
JPEG 1200 x 1200,
JPEG 480 x 480
bulletVideo Capture MOV - 1920 x 1080,
MOV - 1280 x 720,
MOV - 640 x 480,
MOV - 640 x 480,
MOV - 320 x 240,
MOV - 320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

bulletWidth 4.2 in
bulletDepth 1.3 in
bulletHeight 2.4 in
bulletWeight 6.9 Ounce

Environmental Parameters

bulletMin Operating Temperature 32 ?F
bulletMax Operating Temperature 104 ?F





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Last modified: June 16, 2015