Canon Powershot S230 Review

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Canon PowerShot S230

Bundled Software

The complete list of bundled software with the U.S./N. American PowerShot S230 camera is as follows :
  • Canon Digital Camera Solutions Disk Ver 11.0

      For Windows 98/Me/2000/XP:

        ZoomBrowser EX 4.0
        PhotoRecord 1.6
        PhotoStitch 3.1
        RemoteCapture 2.6
        Camera TWAIN Driver 5.0
        WIA Driver 5.0
        CP-100 driver 2.1
        CP-10 driver 2.1
        Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0
        Apple QuickTime 5.0
      For Macintosh:
        ImageBrowser 2.7
        PhotoStitch 3.1
        RemoteCapture 2.6
        File Viewer Utility 1.0
        USB Mounter 1.8
        CP Printer driver 2.1
        Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0

  • ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH

It's easier than ever to get your images from the camera. You install the software first and then plug the camera into the USB port and turn it on in Replay mode. Windows detects the camera and then installs the proper drivers that were already copied to the harddrive.

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH

Now everytime that you plug the camera in to your computer a windows pops up and asks what application you want to use, pick the Canon ZoomBrowser and then the window shown above pops up and displays thumbnails of all the images in the camera. Select any or all and then click on "Download" button.

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH

The selected images are now copied very quickly to the folder that you define in the options. On my Pentium III/1000MHz machine it only takes about 2 seconds per image to copy even the Large/Superfine camera images.

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH

Once the images have been copied you can now view and manipulate them in the main window of the ZoomBrowser application.

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH

You can also check and change the camera's time and date, set the owner's name (handy if the camera is everstolen to prove who it really belongs too), format the CF card and see the status of the battery.

Canon PowerShot S230 Digital ELPH

If you have a computer without a USB port you can download camera images via the RS-232 serial (slow) port but you will have to buy the cable, only the USB cable is included.

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