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Canon IXUS 165 Digital Camera

20MP 8x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

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 digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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 alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Sony DSC-W530L[plb_1873911_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The IXUS 165 has one of the higher megapixels (20 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

Alternative 20MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Powershot ELPH 150 IS[pl_2321377_price], or the IXUS 155[pl_2176423_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (20.1MP), or the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price], the GE E1410SW[plb_1861642_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 165 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 165.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price], and the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 165 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], and the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The IXUS 165 has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 165. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The IXUS 165 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 165.

A 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 165 is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the IXUS 165 is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 165. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 20.5 megapixels, the IXUS 165 has a very many total megapixels compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 165. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 165 have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 165 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age 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 amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The IXUS 165 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 165 is 6.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72.

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2 USB Version

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the IXUS 165 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions 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 comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the IXUS 165 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 165 range from 0.0005s to 10s. When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 165, the flash sync-speed of the IXUS 165 of only 0.0005 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Chip.de the average expert rating of this camera is 61%. This puts this compact camera camera in the bottom 15% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the IXUS 165 does not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 165 do not support Full HD video. The IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the X10[pl_1150_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 165 do not support wi-Fi. The IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price].

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Not 3D

The Canon IXUS 165 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 165 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite). The IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the Lumix DMC-TZ61[pl_2226969_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon IXUS 165 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Only One Auto Focus (AF) Points

The IXUS 165 is a one auto Focus (AF) points digital camera. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 165 have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon IXUS 165 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The IXUS 165 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 1,600) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 165 is 4,600.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 165 is 450,000 pixels. The IXUS 165 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only ± 2EV (1/2EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon IXUS 165 has a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/2EV step)) is actually the worst light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the best light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the IXUS 165 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 165. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 165

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

The IXUS 165 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 165.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price], the Trevi DC 2330 WP[plb_1917052_price], or the Leica D-Lux 6[plb_1833703_price].

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 165 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 165.

We compared this camera to all the other 8x optical zoom cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot N2[plb_2697704_price], and the Sony DSC-W730[plb_2083671_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the DMC-TZ58[pl_2793592_price] (20x), or the Lumix DMC-TZ71[pl_2770268_price] (30x) both from Panasonic or the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the IXUS 165 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ES75[plb_1413678_price], the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price], and the Fujifilm T500[plb_1484474_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-TZ71[pl_2770268_price] (3"), or the DMC-TZ58[pl_2793592_price] (3") both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot N2[plb_2697704_price] (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 128 grams, the IXUS 165 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Other 128g cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S3400[pl_2072942_price], or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Battery Charger Included
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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