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Canon IXUS 285 HS Digital Camera

£164.69
Compact Camera 20.2MP 12x Yes Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good value
Supports video recording
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from dkamera.de.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 87%. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 34,746 expert and owner reviews (including 2,754 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people concluded that this digital camera was compact.


Design

Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This high megapixel camera has been on the market since January 2016.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the IXUS 285 HS has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159), or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS (£164.99).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The IXUS 285 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 285 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. Cameras that were released one year ago video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon IXUS 285 HS supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of their better review scores, the SX620 (£169.99), or the PowerShot SX420 IS (£164.99) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon IXUS 285 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera, the Canon IXUS 285 HS does not feature bluetooth.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS (£164.99) is also worth considering.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The IXUS 285 HS features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The IXUS 285 HS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The IXUS 285 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports Direct Printing

The IXUS 285 HS supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also support direct printing.

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Features Histogram

The IXUS 285 HS features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the SX620 (£169.99), or the PowerShot SX420 IS (£164.99) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159) which all of have better reviews.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 285 HS has a higher still image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago. This digital camera has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 5184 x 3888, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536, 5184 x 2912, 3648 x 2048, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3648 x 2432, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3888 x 3888, 2736 x 2736 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera still image resolution(s) range from 480 x 480 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The IXUS 285 HS has a higher image resolution than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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20.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a relatively standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the SX610 HS (£201.09) (18x and higher rated), or the SX620 (£169.99) (25x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 285 HS has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been around for more than a year the digital zooms range from 1.8x to 130x, and the average digital zoom is 16x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS (£164.99) is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 1.7 and the largest is 4. The IXUS 285 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.6) amongst cameras of this age.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The IXUS 285 HS has an external flash connector. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The IXUS 285 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The IXUS 285 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has an HDMI, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon IXUS 285 HS features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The IXUS 285 HS is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera take between 150 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the IXUS 285 HS is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1076c007aacp1000media, discounts lv876mp, canon 1082c006aa, canon ixus285blk, canon ixus285sil, canon 1079c007aa, canon ixus285hs, canon p233134p, canon cl5dza00, canon 1015203s, canon cl5dzs00, canon p234315p, canon p233293p, canon 1015201k, canon p234296p, canon p234314p, canon p233294p, canon lv880em, canon case8gb, canon ep620nc, canon lv880mp, canon lv879mp, canon rp108in, canon lv876mp, canon 181638
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Canon IXUS 285 HS Review Sources

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