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Canon IXUS 162 Digital Camera

20MP 8x CCD Sep 2015
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Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 19,570 owner and expert reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 162 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 162.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports One Image Format

The Canon IXUS 162 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 162.

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Very Thin

Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago the depths range from 18mm to 86mm, and the average depth is 32mm. The IXUS 162 is quite thin (only 22.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 162.

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Narrow

With a width of only 54.3 millimeters, the IXUS 162 is very narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 162. The widths of comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago range from 54mm to 140mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon IXUS 162 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 162 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 162 do not have a built-in flash. The IXUS 162 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The IXUS 162 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago, the IXUS 162 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price], or the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The IXUS 162 does not support video recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 162 also do not support video recording.

Other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price], the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price], or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The IXUS 162 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 162 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon IXUS 162 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 162 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 1 second, the Canon IXUS 162 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 162. Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 162 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 60s.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the IXUS 162 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 162. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon IXUS 162 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Tall

Across all the cameras of this type and age the heights range from 34mm to 96mm, and the average height is 61mm. When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 162 that we have assessed the height of, the Canon IXUS 162's height of 95.2 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Canon IXUS 162 has a fairly long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Digital cameras that were released one year ago have minimum focal lengths of between 3.1mm and 38mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 162

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the IXUS 162 over a year ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The Canon IXUS 162 has a pretty average megapixel count (20 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 20MP cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth looking at include the G9 X[pl_3862347_price] (20.2MP), or the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] (20.3MP) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (20.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the IXUS 162 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the IXUS 162 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 162.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] (3"), or the G9 X[pl_3862347_price] (3") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Light Exposure
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Carrying Case

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292034349, 08714574629742

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