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Canon IXUS 105 IS
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Canon IXUS 105 is Digital Camera

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12.1MP 4x CCD Jan 2012
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IXUS 105- 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens with lens-shift type image stabilizer.- 2.7-inch 230,000-dot PureColor II LCD.- 12.1-megapixel CCD.- DIGIC 4 Digital Image Processor.- Enhanced Scene... More
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30 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

What Digital Camera and Alphr.com both endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site concluded that this Canon digital camera was outstanding and gave it one of their highest awards. Buy-n-shoot.com gave this camera a "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100 based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Techradar.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 80 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 83 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several Canon IXUS 105 IS owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned “The humble Ixus 95 has been propping up Canon's stylish range of lifestyle cameras for around a year, so it's surprising to see it being be put out to pasture.” . Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “The Canon IXUS 105 is a stylish shooter that takes good pictures overall” in their review of the Canon IXUS 105 IS and gave the Canon IXUS 105 IS a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Photoradar.com said “It's still got a stylish exterior that fits snugly in a pocket”.

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good case. Cnet.com.au wrote “It's most similar to the from last year, housed in a more boxy casing than its sleek stablemates the”. One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned six years ago “05/14/2010 The Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS design features a 12.1-megapixel” in their review.

One person who purchased it considered that it was well designed. Six years ago expert website Alphr.com said “Nicely designed and capable of great results” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote six years ago “It takes good photos in most conditions” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Size

Some customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au scored the Canon IXUS 105 IS 4 stars and wrote “Familiar to anyone who’s used a Canon compact”. Digitalversus.com mentioned “The Ixus 105 doesn't have any of the creative functions that seem to be popular in other compact cameras at the moment” in their Canon IXUS 105 IS review however despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “Canon pioneered the premium pocket compact with its IXUS brand, continuing its marriage of style to substance into a second decade with the launch of the image stabilised 105 model” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras built by Canon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Product Quality

A few Canon IXUS 105 IS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Whatdigitalcamera.com said “Those wanting a reliable standard of image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 105 IS six years ago “It produces reasonable quality photos, especially in ideal lighting conditions”. Also six years ago Cnet.com.au scored the product 76 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.com.au “The price is a bit steep considering the only real feature that sets it apart from other cameras is image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Two people who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Six years ago expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 105 IS “The controls are easy to operate” and rated it 4 stars. Digitalversus.com wrote in their Canon IXUS 105 IS review on expert website Digital Versus “It's easy to use and takes decent pictures in most day-to-day situations” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Robust

One person who reviewed the Canon IXUS 105 IS thought it was reliable. One Canon IXUS 105 IS owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Compared to other similar digital cameras it is tough to beat” in their review of the Canon IXUS 105 IS.

Good Technical Features

A number of Canon IXUS 105 IS owners considered that the product had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as 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.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price], or the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sigma DP3 Merrill[plb_1904405_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The IXUS 105 IS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 105 IS do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price], or the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The IXUS 105 IS supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to look at include the Coolpix 8800[pl_1640989_price], or the Coolpix S5100[pl_1308_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon IXUS 105 IS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], and the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 105 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Canon IXUS 105 IS has one of the bigger internal memory amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 105 IS the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The IXUS 105 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 105 IS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The IXUS 105 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 105 IS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of 7 hours, the IXUS 105 IS has a fairly long maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 105 IS. The average maximum battery life of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 18h, and the maximum battery lives range from 0.83h to 320h.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon IXUS 105 IS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Canon digital camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Canon IXUS 105 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the IXUS 105 IS has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 105 IS. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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Very Fast Shutter Interval

At only 0.9 seconds, the IXUS 105 IS has a fairly fast shutter interval compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 105 IS. The shutter intervals of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 105 IS range from 0.008s to 30s.

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Short

With a height of only 55.8 millimeters, the IXUS 105 IS is one of the shorter compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 105 IS amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 105 IS have heights of between 16mm and 750mm.

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Narrow

The IXUS 105 IS is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years (only 90.5 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average width of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 100mm, and the widths range from 22mm to 470mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 105 IS has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 105 IS range from 2x to 50x.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (4.2x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 105 IS, the IXUS 105 IS does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price], or the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 105 IS, the Canon IXUS 105 IS is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 105 IS do not have a GPS. The Canon IXUS 105 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the IXUS 105 IS is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Canon IXUS 105 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 105 IS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 105 IS has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2592 x 1936 and 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2240. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 50x, and the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x. With a combined zoom of only 16 times zoom factor, the IXUS 105 IS has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 105 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 105 IS.

The best supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 105 IS have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000. The IXUS 105 IS has a fairly low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The IXUS 105 IS has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 112 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 105 IS. The shortest maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 105 IS is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The IXUS 105 IS has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 105 IS ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of this type and age is 27mm. The Canon IXUS 105 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 0.0005s to 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.76s. With a flash sync-speed of 1 second, the Canon IXUS 105 IS has one of the longer flash sync-speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 105 IS

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 105 IS over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 105 IS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 105 IS.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Canon IXUS 105 IS has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 105 IS.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] is also worth considering.

If this Canon camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8").

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Average Weight

The IXUS 105 IS has a pretty typical weight (140 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 105 IS.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Canon IXUS 105 IS has a pretty typical megapixel count (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P7700[pl_1714924_price] (12.2MP) both from Nikon or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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
Fixed Focal Length
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
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
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
I/O Port
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Maximum Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Dimension
Drive Mode
Data Compression
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Additional Accessory
Power Supply
Digital SLR

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(36)

This is not a technical review of the camera. This model has been out for a while, and has been examined in its full photo-taking glory by many experts. Instead this is a review of what it's like... Read more…

17 February 2011

The Ixus 105 is a pleasant pocket camera. It's easy to use and takes decent pictures in most day-to-day situations. However, in low light it's let down by a disappointing screen and a slow...

15 January 2011

Canon markets its PowerShot SD1300 IS ($179.99 direct)?just a step below the SD1400 IS (4 stars, $229.99 direct)?as a camera that captures your world as much as your originality. So in hopes of... Read more…

26 November 2010

What Digital Camera

Canon's IXUS line has long been a favourite with both the style-conscious and those wanting a reliable standard of image quality, and its newest additions continue to fit plenty of functionality... Read more…

25 November 2010

The Canon IXUS 105 is slightly chunkier than its more expensive brother in the IXUS range, the 130, but it's still got a stylish exterior that fits snugly in a pocket. Available in a range of... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 October 2010 by Alex

I got this camera to replace my older Powershot A560. That was a great camera, but I wanted something more pocket-sized so I'd be more likely to take it out. I'm a D-SLR user, so a few features of... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2010 by L. Macey

This camera is great! it arrived to me this morning and this afternoon i've been going round the garden taking some fab photos. the change from Auto to self program helps with getting graphic... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2010 by Red Squiz

I couldn't be happier with this camera and it's for that reason that I have been prompted to write a review. I've had a Canon camera before and really like the make so when I was looking for a new... Read more…

Reviewed 6 September 2010 by Amball

Am happy with this camera but do find it can be slow to capture an image & then go back to the screen. I bought it to have a camera I can have with me everywhere to capture my 12month old, I do... Read more…

Reviewed 23 August 2010 by Chinchin

I bought this as my friend has an older version, this was just the current version and recommend it. Really easy to use and featured in Pc-Pro A-list which I take to be a really good rule of thumb... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4220b023, 4220b011, 4220b009, 4220b008aa, 4220b009aa, ixus105roz, 4220b013aa, 4221b008aa, 4220b010aa, ixus105zil, 4220b011aa
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