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Canon IXUS 147
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Canon IXUS 147 Digital Camera

16MP 8x CCD 4x Apr 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Canon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L320, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Canon PowerShot N100 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 147 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 147 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 147 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536 and 4608 x 2592. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the IXUS 147 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the IXUS 147 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 147 range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the Canon IXUS 147 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 147.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 147 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon IXUS 147 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 147. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The IXUS 147 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 147. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.0005 seconds, the IXUS 147 has one of the shortest flash sync-speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average flash sync-speed of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 147 is 0.72s.

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Short

With a height of only 54.3 millimeters, the IXUS 147 is quite short compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 147. The average height of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 61mm, and the heights range from 10mm to 750mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 147 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon IXUS 147 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 147 do support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The IXUS 147 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The IXUS 147 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 147 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to look at including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The IXUS 147 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon IXUS 147 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The IXUS 147 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 147 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 147 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus SH-60, the Canon PowerShot N100, or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The IXUS 147 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 147. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of digital cameras of this type and age range from 15fps to 240fps. At only 25 frames per second, the Canon IXUS 147 has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 147.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the IXUS 147 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 147. The battery capacities of digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 147 range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Cameras of this age and spec have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000. The IXUS 147 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 1,600) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 147 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 147. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Canon IXUS 147 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 147.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 147

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The Canon IXUS 147 has a relatively typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP), the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP), or the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 147 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 147.

We compared all the other 8x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX60, and the Canon IXUS 230 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6700 (10x), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 (£206.73) (12x), or the Samsung WB50F (12x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the IXUS 147 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 147.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the GE A1455, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-TZ61 (£270.18) (3"), or the Lumix DMC-SZ8 (£206.73) (3") both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ixus147black
Barcodes 08714574615554, 08714574620565

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