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Canon IXUS 165 Digital Camera

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20MP 8x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good ratings compared to other brands.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said last year “The IXUS 165 is a new entry in Canon's sleek and sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras” .

Good Size

One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Canon IXUS 165 review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras and will set you back around £130”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type 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.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot S200 IS, the IXUS 162, or the IXUS 170 (£116.23) all from Canon.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago which do not have a built-in flash, the IXUS 165 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot S200 IS, or the PowerShot SX710 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90V.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon IXUS 165 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 165.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot S200 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30, or the Sony DSC-HX90V.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that came out more than a year ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Canon PowerShot S200 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX90 (£249.99) (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 (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 165 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been around for more than a year. Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736 and 2048 x 1536 and 5152 x 2896.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is in fact the best still image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 165 is 0.095m. The IXUS 165 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon IXUS 165 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that have been available for more than a year. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the IXUS 165 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 165. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of this type and age is 18MP. With a total megapixel count of 20.5 megapixels, the Canon IXUS 165 has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 165.

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Features Five Flash Modes

The Canon IXUS 165 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 165. The flash modes "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 165 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. 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).

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Features Four Auto Focus

The IXUS 165 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the IXUS 165 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.0005 seconds, the IXUS 165 has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 165. The flash sync-speeds of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165 range from 0.0005s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.5s.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 22.1 millimeters, the IXUS 165 is one of the thinner cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 165 amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 165 the depths range from 18mm to 86mm.

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Narrow

With a width of only 95.2 millimeters, the IXUS 165 is quite narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 165. The narrowest comparable spec digital camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 165 is 54mm wide, the widest is 140mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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Short

At only 54.3 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 165 is quite short compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average height of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 165 is 61mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Chip.de the average expert rating of this camera is 61 out of 100. It seems that digital camera experts really don't rate this compact camera camera very highly.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 165 do not support WiFi connectivity. The IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the PowerShot S200 IS, or the PowerShot SX710 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90V which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The IXUS 165 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 165 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot SX610 HS (£134.99), or the PowerShot SX710 HS both from Canon or the Samsung WB380F which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 165, the IXUS 165 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX90V, or the Nikon Coolpix L340 (£139.98) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 165, the Canon IXUS 165 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video recording including the Coolpix L340 (£139.98), or the Coolpix S7000 (£149.00) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-HX90V which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon IXUS 165 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 165 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 165, the IXUS 165 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (£250.67) which is also higher rated.

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Only One Auto Focus Point

The IXUS 165 is a one auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 165 have between one and eight auto focus points.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon IXUS 165 is a camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year take between 185 and 399 shots per battery charge.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 165 the combined zoom range from 12x to 120x. At only 32 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The IXUS 165 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (100) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of cameras of this spec and age is 80, the biggest is 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The IXUS 165 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 165 is 3.1mm, the longest is 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 165

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Canon digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The IXUS 165 has a fairly average megapixel count (20 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 20MP cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 170 (£116.23) which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth looking at include the Coolpix S3700 (£98.75) (20.1MP), or the Coolpix S2900 (£99.99) (20.1MP) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 165.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the PowerShot S200 IS, the PowerShot SX610 HS (£134.99), or the PowerShot SX710 HS all from Canon which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the WB380F (5x), or the DV180F (5x) both from Samsung or the Medion Life X44038 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 165 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 165.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot N2 (£223.00).

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon IXUS 170 (£116.23) (12x), the Medion Life X44038 (12x), or the Praktica Z212 (£92.97) (12x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the IXUS 165 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the PowerShot N2 (£223.00) (2.8"), or the SX710 HS (£249.00) (3") both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90V (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 128 grams, the IXUS 165 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 165.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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 Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Battery Charger
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 February 2015

The IXUS 165 is a new entry in Canon's sleek and sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras and will set you back around £130. It boasts a 20-megapixel CCD sensor with a maximum sensitivity of ISO1600,... Read more…

24 April 2015

Die Canon IXUS 165 präsentiert sich im Test als solide Einsteiger-Kamera für den Alltag. Technisch hebt sich die Kompakte von ihrem untergeordneten Schwestermodell kaum ab. Beim Preis aufgrund...

Alltagstaugliches Zoom
Flotter Autofokus
Bildqualitt bei Tageslicht
Bildstabilisator
Wenige Filtereffekte
Energiehungriger und kostspieliger Stabilisator
Serienaufnahme langsam

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