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Canon IXUS 147
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Canon IXUS 147 Digital Camera

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

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the better rated camera brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and type 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 Compatible Memory Cards

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

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 147 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 147.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], or the EX-ZR300[pl_1713952_price] both from Casio.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 147 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The IXUS 147 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536 and 4608 x 2592. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 147 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Canon IXUS 147 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 147. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the IXUS 147 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 147 is 6.6.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon IXUS 147 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The IXUS 147 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 147. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this 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). The video resolution of all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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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 frequently found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.62s. At only 0.0005 seconds, the IXUS 147 has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 147.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 147 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago which have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 147 do not support video capability. The Canon IXUS 147 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The IXUS 147 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 147 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 147 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the IXUS 147 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 147.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-TZ61[pl_2226969_price] (3"), or the DMC-SZ8[pl_2232116_price] (3") both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon IXUS 147 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 147 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The IXUS 147 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 147 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The IXUS 147 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the IXUS 147 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon IXUS 147 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of cameras of this spec and age range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps. The IXUS 147 has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 147 is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. At only 1,600, the IXUS 147 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 147.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this type and age is 1 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels. The IXUS 147 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Canon IXUS 147 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 147.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 147 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the IXUS 147 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 147

Released Over Two Years Ago

This compact camera camera was released over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the IXUS 147 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 147.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the IXUS 265 HS[pl_2110773_price], and the IXUS 135[pl_1535925_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP), the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 147 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 147.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price], and the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) 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 digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 8x optical zoom cameras and we think the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price], and the IXUS 135[pl_1535925_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ixus147black
Barcodes 08714574615554, 08714574620565

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