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Canon IXUS 255 HS
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Canon IXUS 255 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 10x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Focus on style and performance with the IXUS 255 HS. Get closer or fit everyone in with an ultra-wide 10x optical zoom and use Wi-Fi to share instantly online. HS System ensures exceptional... More
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22 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Canon.

Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3 inches, the IXUS 255 HS has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 255 HS. The screen sizes of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a GPS

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 255 HS which do not have a GPS, the IXUS 255 HS has a GPS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The IXUS 255 HS supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 255 HS do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a similar age and type 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 cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

The IXUS 255 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 255 HS, the IXUS 255 HS has an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the IXUS 255 HS has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.27m. The IXUS 255 HS has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 255 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the IXUS 255 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 87.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The IXUS 255 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 255 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 200, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the IXUS 255 HS has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the IXUS 255 HS has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 255 HS the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the IXUS 255 HS has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The IXUS 255 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 255 HS. 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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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The IXUS 255 HS has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. The IXUS 255 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.0005 seconds, the IXUS 255 HS has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS. The flash sync-speeds of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.0005s to 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.72s.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Canon IXUS 255 HS has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 255 HS. The average minimum ISO speed of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS is 99.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The IXUS 255 HS does not support video recording, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 255 HS which support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and spec is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Canon IXUS 255 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 12.1MP cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS[pl_651755_price], and the PowerShot SX240 HS[pl_410378_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (12.2MP).

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Not 3D Compatible

The IXUS 255 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The Canon IXUS 255 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the IXUS 255 HS is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 255 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the IXUS 255 HS is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The IXUS 255 HS is a one aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 255 HS have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Only 640x480@120fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The IXUS 255 HS has a 640x480@120fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most cameras of this age and spec have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280×720@30fps and 1920x1080@24fps and 640x480@30fps. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 255 HS the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the IXUS 255 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon IXUS 255 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 255 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The IXUS 255 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 255 HS.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 255 HS

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 255 HS over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The IXUS 255 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 135[plb_1535925_price].

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 255 HS has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 255 HS.

We compared all the other 10x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6300[plb_1280891_price], and the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 144 grams, the IXUS 255 HS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

The IXUS 255 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
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 Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
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
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
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
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Special Features

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00714574597461, 00714574597478, 04054319097400, 05711045982620, 08714574597447, 08714574597461, 08714574597478, 08714574597492, 08714574597508, 08714574597577

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