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Canon 240 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good quality lens
150 Reviews + 4 Awards
pcactual.com Recommended Ephotozine Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this Canon digital camera and have given it four awards.

The editors of websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Pcactual.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all endorse this medium megapixel camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

This medium megapixel camera has an average user rating of 85% based on 294 user reviews. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 240 HS has an orientation sensor. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Canon 240 HS has a custom colour, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 240 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 240 HS features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Battery

Only 170 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon 240 HS which takes 170 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Cameras.co.uk said five years ago “These are Wi-Fi connectivity and a touch control LCD screen” . Kish Rathor mentioned four years ago “As a bonus - the wifi connectivity with laptop & smartphone has been a delight” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.


Power

Good Battery Life

Twelve customers concluded that this digital camera had a good battery life. Cr Hanmer scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “My only problem with this camera is the battery and that CANON keep changing the style so that they are not comparable with other CANON IXUS cameras”. Four years ago C. M. Jordan mentioned “It's remarkably small (but still easy to hold) takes excellent pictures and the battery lasts well”. Also four years ago D. Burrows wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “On the plus side, battery life is good”.


Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.7, the Canon 240 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 3.4.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 18mm to 1,500mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the Canon 240 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 240 HS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon A3300 IS.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon 240 HS has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon A3300 IS which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 150 ($304.49) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon 240 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon 240 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 240 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer thought the product was quiet. C. Grant Gt Ltd said “The screen is easy to see, zoom is quiet and it takes the picture well” in his review of this digital camera. One customer said in their reviews that it was noisy. Kim Elliott said “When recording the zoom lens made an awful noise which was picked up on the video” in his Canon 240 HS review.


Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 240 HS has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 240 HS has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon 240 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon 240 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon 240 HS has an external flash connector. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 240 HS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventy-four customers who bought the product thought it was able to produce good images. Hardwarezone.com.ph said “The HS system helps the 240 HS capture good images even un” in their Canon 240 HS review and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The images that this little compact camera turns out can be very good indeed.”. Four years ago expert website Makeuseof.com mentioned “Taking pictures is a fantastic way of retaining memories through the years” and scored it 6 stars.

Five owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk said “It has 16 megapixels and a 5x zoom lens”. Allan Dearnley-Davison said “You will need a High Capacity SD card, as 16.1 mega pixels sure takes up a lot of room” in his Canon 240 HS review. Ganbaro mentioned on Amazon four years ago “I'm sure 16.1Mega pixels can not be good”.

Four customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Three years ago King of the World gave it a score of 7 stars and he said on Amazon “Images are bright in low light situations, without need of a flash” in his Canon 240 HS review.

Three owners mentioned that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar five years ago “With its 16.1MP backlit CMOS sensor and built-in Wi-Fi capability” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The stand-out features include a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD movie recording, 3.2 inch touch LCD scr”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. Annek mentioned four years ago “Compact and clarity excellent” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon 240 HS had a good zoom. Maria Breen mentioned four years ago “Love the colourlove the zoom and the quality of picturesHappy customer” in his review of this digital camera. Tipp Lady mentioned in their Canon 240 HS review on Amazon “I loved the zoom particularly for videoing parts of shows on the cruise ship”. Stuied wrote in their review of this digital camera “The zoom is great too”.

Seven customers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good lens. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “The sweet lens, responsive shutter” in their review of this digital camera. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned on expert review site PC Mag five years ago “The 16-megapixel Elph 320 HS has a sharp lens and does well in low”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “Its lens is sharp.” in their review.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Allan Dearnley-Davison said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “When showing the pictures on my iMac, they look clear, bright and colourful, with no out of focus or dim ones among them”. Brooks said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It was what I was looking for; takes good quality shots, in focus everytime, in a variety of light conditions”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. P. Smith wrote on Amazon three years ago “It takes nice photos and the optical stabilization is really nice”. Roland Rashleigh-Berry gave it a score of 4 stars and he said on Amazon four years ago “It has image stabilisation which is a good thing since it has no viewfinder to help you take steady shots”.

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Good Video Capture

Eighteen people wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. P. Matthews mentioned on Amazon “It takes movie shots as well”. Marc Van De Ryse wrote in his review of the Canon 240 HS on Amazon “Quality of pictures and also full HD video is excellent (considering the size of the camera”. Mr. M. Henley rated it 7 stars and said on Amazon “The 250fps slow motion video is great! Filmed myself”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nineteen customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good screen. Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot Elph 320 HS ($279.99 direct) is a tiny point-and-shoot camera that uses a large touch screen display and built-in Wi-Fi to set itself apart from the crowded pack”. P. Horgan rated the Canon 240 HS 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “So far and I only have it a short time, all is working well and the touch screen is great”. P. Smith wrote on Amazon “Give me some more real buttons or a better touch screen” in their Canon 240 HS review.


Support

Good Support

Five owners reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Freya's Rambo said on Amazon “Instructions are easy to follow” and scored it 7 stars. Brooks gave the product a score of 7 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The wireless download instructions could be much better”. Betty W wrote in her review of the Canon 240 HS “Very disappointed that this product did not come with an instruction book.I'm old enough to need one”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 240 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Leica X Vario ($1,811.14), or the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99).

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 240 HS has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon 240 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F ($399) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 240 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 240 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon 240 HS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon 240 HS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F ($399) both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera that we have checked, the display diagonal of the Canon 240 HS of 3.2 inches is one of the largest.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Leica T ($1,118.24) (3.7"), or the Samsung Camera ($45.99) (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The narrowest field of view of comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 95% and the widest is 100%. At 100 percent, the Canon 240 HS has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon 240 HS has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the Canon 240 HS has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Fifteen owners considered that it had good features. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned on Ephotozine “If these features are appealing to you then the camera won't disappoint.”. Mikkel T. Kristiansen gave it a score of 6 stars and said “Has lots of nice features, like wifi”. Trickyvikki mentioned on Amazon “What a great little camera, touch screen works well and there are some excellent features, soft focus, colour hues etc” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-four people concluded that the Canon 240 HS was compact. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au “Since those first digital compact cameras emerged” in their Canon 240 HS review. Expert review site Itp.net gave it a score of 7 stars and said in their Canon 240 HS review “The Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS is designed with the fashion conscious in mind, compact and colourful, this camera features a 16.1MP backlit CMOS sensor”. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 240 HS “The Canon IXUS 240 HS was released in February 2012 and is a premium compact camera with a 16 megapixel sensor”.

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was thin. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon IXUS 240 HS (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS) is a slim and stylish new point-and-shoot compact camera” in their Canon 240 HS review. Nigel Mills wrote on Amazon “I bought this camera as a slim lightweight I could carry round with me to take "snaps".” in his review of this digital camera. John Kaiser Calautit he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Large screen, Styling, Effects, Fast shutter response, Great in low light, Super compact, Slim metal body, Full 1080p HD movie recording, Good noise performance at higher ISO settingsCons”.

Six people who reviewed it thought it was easy to carry around. P. Matthews scored it 8 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon 240 HS four years ago “Its easy to carry and is a valuable companion on my trips to the countryside”. Wylda M. M. Kennedy said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Easy to carry around in your pocket so always ready for the unexpected! Allin all a great camera”. City Sleeker mentioned on Amazon four years ago “This Camera is very good value for money and is a lovely camera, easy to use and very easy to carry”.

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Techsmart.co.za wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The more feature heavy PowerShot cameras.”. King of the World mentioned on Amazon “Slips easily into a pocket, where it can be forgotten until needed (the same cannot be said of much heavier and larger DSLRs” in his Canon 240 HS review and gave it a score of 7 stars. Ganbaro gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “Looks good on my desk – I don't want to put it away.I will be using this more than my bulky Canon DSLR”.

Three owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight. Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “It is lightweight, compact and easy to slip into your purse or pocket”. Mr. John Harvey said in his review of the Canon 240 HS on Amazon “I bought this camera as I wanted a small, lightweight, easy to use camera that would fit into my shirt pocket” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Annie said in her review of this digital camera “It is lightweight and easy to carry” and rated the product 7 stars.

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Average Weight

The Canon 240 HS has a relatively typical weight (145 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-two owners wrote that it was easy to use. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's a nice little camera to handle and it's pleasant enough to use”. Peacheystar wrote in their review of the Canon 240 HS on Amazon “A nice camera to use generally and looks good”. Four years ago Peter Roberts wrote “If you buy the same brand, you get used to the format and this is easy to use, with standard Canon menus” and gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars.

Two owners considered that the product was easy to setup. R said “The Wi Fi works pretty well and is painless to set up on my Macbook Pro” in their Canon 240 HS review. Joan Pearson rated this digital camera 9 stars and he said on Amazon “Very easy to set up.”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One customer concluded that it was easy to use the menus. J. Ajibade wrote “The camera have various easy touch screen menu which is good” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon 240 HS was good quality. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “The Canon IXUS 240HS proves that quality can easily overcome quantity” and rated it 7 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The Canon IXUS 240 HS takes excellent pictures and has some very appealing features such as its stylish looks, slim metal body and Wi-Fi capabilities” . Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Appreciated for its slim metal body, stylish looks” .

Nice Design

Thirteen people considered that this digital camera was good looking. Techradar.com wrote in their Canon 240 HS review “The good points of the Canon IXUS 240 HS are the smart styling”. Expert website Itp.net mentioned five years ago “A fashionable, fun camera that offers users a host of modes to play with” . In the same month expert review site Techsmart.co.za wrote “Canon’s compact cameras are divided between the stylish Ixus range” and rated it 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. P. Horgan wrote “Great functionality for a neat size” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Five years ago expert website Techmagnifier.com scored the product 6 stars and mentioned “IXUS 240 HS features eye-catching design with Canon's high speed Wi-Fi functionality”.

One owner said in their reviews that it was smooth. Roderick Snell wrote on Amazon “Stunning Value, small, neat and very smooth pictures” and rated it 8 stars.

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Robust

Four people who bought the product considered that it was strong and durable. Mr M Dunham he mentioned “Arrived promptly as per postage detailed in robust packaging”. Janice mentioned four years ago “It's a bit more sturdy, got a great zoom on it” in her review of the Canon 240 HS and rated this digital camera 6 stars. Loreleila gave it a score of 6 stars and said “This is less robust in some respects” in their Canon 240 HS review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. In April last year L. Mel wrote on Amazon “The part at the bottom broke and cant”.

Two people who bought the product mentioned that it was well made. Roland Rashleigh-Berry wrote on Amazon “It has a good solid feel to it”. Roywoodham rated it 10 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Small, compact, very light and excellent build quality being made out of metal”.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable. Four years ago Maria Breen gave the product a score of 8 stars and he wrote in his Canon 240 HS review on Amazon “Very easy to use and very reliable”.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6028b007ba, 03caoixus240n, 03caoixus240s, 6034b006aa
Barcodes 00714574580975, 03610170850397, 08714574580937, 08714574580944, 08714574580975, 08714574580982, 08714574581019, 08714574581026, 08714574581057, 08714574581071, 08714574581101, 08714574581118
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