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Canon IXUS 285 HS

Canon IXUS 285 HS

Digital Compact, CMOS, 1/2.3, 15-1/2000, 20.2 MP, NFC, Wi-Fi, 147g
From £145.21 to £245.1
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Slimline and simple to use, this Canon is the ideal travel companion

The Canon IXUS 285 HS is a diminutive, ultra -portable camera that means never having to miss out on a great picture moment. Once it’s slipped into your pocket you’ll barely notice it’s there, making this the perfect travel companion.

The IXUS 285 HS, slim enough to pop in a bag or pocket comfortably, hits all the right notes to make this an excellent purchase for the travellers or opportunist photographers amongst you. There’s a 20.2 million pixel CMOS sensor, a 12x optical zoom, and a digital zoom that extends to a whopping 48x if you fancy yourself as a freelance paparazzo. It’s cheap too, and comes with a few handy features such as optical image stabilisation (a still camera version of cinema’s Steadicam), some interesting editing functions, and inbuilt Wi-Fi to allow you to remotely operate the camera – particularly useful if you’re a fan of nature photography – or instantly update your social media if that floats your boat.

The picture quality is very decent indeed, although it has to be pointed out there are limited functions for the control freaks out there. If you like total control over your settings you may be disappointed. The camera’s metering system measures the environment precisely to ensure some nice exposures, but if you want to adjust white balance, brightness and so on, there’s a Program mode for you to play around with, but that’s broadly it. There are some filters included (such as monochrome or retro) with a feature called Creative Shot.

The Canon IXUS 275 HS records full HD videos, but doesn’t stretch to shooting in 4K. Video images are sharp and capture motion with great fluidity and clarity nonetheless. Finally, this camera is great in low light conditions, so if you want to take some stunning dawn or sunset pictures, you won’t be disappointed.

What’s hot:

  • Extremely compact
  • Simple operation
  • Great picture quality

What’s not:

  • Restrictive controls could frustrate experienced photographers
  • No 4K video recording
  • Left-handers beware - buttons are all on the right

Why you should buy it: Inexpensive and ultra-portable, the Canon IXUS 285 HS takes great photos and although not significantly better than the latest smartphone cameras, still beats them for its zoom and battery life. A perfect camera for the travellers or budding journalists amongst you.

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Product information

Lowest price for Canon IXUS 285 HS is £145. This is currently the cheapest offer out of 62 retailers.

Product

Product name

IXUS 285 HS
Type

Type

Digital Compact
Product properties

Lens

Integrated

Aperture (Lens data)

F3.6-F7

Focal Length

25-300

Ports

HDMI, USB

Memory Cards

SD, SDHC, SDXC
Features

Features

NFC, Wi-Fi

Viewfinder

LCD/OLED

Shutter Speed

15-1/2000 bps

Continuous Drive

7.2fps, 2.5fps

Auto Focus

Yes

AF points

9

Image Stabilization

Yes

Optical Zoom

12.0 x

Digital Zoom

4.0 x

Max Picture Resolution

5184x3888 pixels

Image File Format

DPOF, EXIF, JPEG

Flash

Built-in, External

Flash Sync Speed

1/2000 sec
Battery

Battery Type

Lithium ion rechargeable
Sensor

Sensor Type

CMOS

Sensor Format

1/2.3

Effective Pixels

20.2 MP

Total Pixels

21.1 MP

ISO Rating

80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Video

Max Video Resolution

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Video resolutions (fps)

1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480, 29.97fps

Video File Format

MP4

Audio File Format

AAC
Display

Display Size

3.0 "

Display Resolution

461000 pixels
Measures

Weight

147.0 g

Dimensions (HxWxD)

58x99.6x22.8 mm
Related

Miscellaneous

Face Detection, PictBridge
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