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Juan Florencia

EDT 5500
ASSIGNMENT #1
What your digital camera can do for you! (20 points)
What your digital camera can do for you!
1. List the make and model of your Digital Camera.Is there a Website
for your specific camera, if yes, what is the address?

Canon Powershot SX230HS:
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_camera
s/other_powershot/powershot_sx230_hs

2. How old is the camera?

3 years old, it came out in February 2011.

Now let’s look as some specifics.
3. What is the maximum image size (mega pixels) you can take a
picture? (i.e. 3.3, 2.1 or 2048x1536, 1600x1200, etc.) Can you
choose your pixel size? List your options.

Max image size (L) 12M 4000x3000
(M1) 6M 2816x2112
(M2) 2M 1600x1200
(S) .3M 640x480

4. Does it have a White Balance Option? What are they?

Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
Underwater, Custom


5. What are your ISO options? (Auto, 100, 200, etc)

Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200




6. Do you have a picture quality choice? (fine, standard, etc)

Yes: Large (L), Medium 1 (M1), Medium 2 (M2) and Small (S), all of
which can also be set at quality Normal (N) or Fine (F)




7. What are your recording mode choices? (Normal, Burst 3 (3
pictures taken with one push of the button), Tiff, etc)

Normal (P Mode): 3.2 shots/sec. High-speed Burst: 8.1 shots/sec.

8. Does it have a flash? Can you change the flash level?

Yes, and Yes: Auto, Manual (3 levels) -2 - +2, Red-eye Reduction,
Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE,
Slow Synchro

9. Does it have a red-eye reduction option?

Yes, please see answer above regarding flash

10. Does it have any special effects? (Black and White, Sepia, etc)

Yes: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive
Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green,
Vivid Red, Custom Color

11. Can you adjust the sharpness? If so, what levels?

Yes, but not very much, it has a Vivid setting and a Neutral setting

12. Can you manually adjust the Aperture, what are the ranges?

Yes: f/3.1, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0

13. Can you adjust the shutter speed? What are the ranges?

Yes, 15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

14. What medium does your camera record? (memory stick, compact
flash, etc.)

Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, Eye-Fi Card,
MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card


15. Does your camera have the availability to take moving pictures
(like a movie camera)? Does it also record the sound? What is the
maximum resolution it can record a movie? (usually less than a
picture)

Yes: Full HD 1920x1080 @24fps, HD 1280x720 @30fps, 640x480
@ 30fps, 320x240 @fps

16. Does it have a zoom lenses? What is the Optical Zoom and what
are the Digital Zoom capabilities?

14x Optical & 4x Digital and 56x Combined Zoom


17. Does it have a self-timer? If so, how long is it (10 sec.)?

Yes: Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom

18. List 2 features that I have not asked for? If I have covered all of
your features, list 2 features you would want your camera to have
the most.

I wish the camera had the built-in option to shoot in RAW file
format and I also wish the camera had a wider range of aperture f-
stops. Other than those two things, I think the camera is pretty
decent and reasonable for most of my photo needs.