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Canon IXUS 145
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Canon IXUS 145 Digital Camera

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19MP 8x CCD 4x Mar 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Point And Shoot In Style Just point and shoot and this slim, attractive 16 Megapixel IXUS with Smart Auto will take care of camera settings for you so you can enjoy beautiful Canon quality photos... More
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Review Canon Ixus 145

34 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at PhotographyBlog.com decided that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 80% based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Techradar, Chip.de and techradar.com/au/. The expert review sites don't rate this Canon camera that highly.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 86%.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who bought the Canon IXUS 145 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. In November Happy Customer said on Amazon “Great wee camera i love it photos are really good”. Ian Mcculloch scored the product 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “While this camera is excellent, does everything I require to take photographs and is easy to use I spent hours trying to get Canon software to download” in his review of this digital camera. Last year Matt mentioned “It represents good value for money and gives decent pictures for the” in his review of the Canon IXUS 145.

One Canon IXUS 145 reviewer considered that it had a good picture resolution. Last year S rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “More interesting shooting modes with it”. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

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Good Product Quality

A few Canon IXUS 145 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Amy Roberts scored it 5 stars and she said “The zoom on this camera is very impressive and the general quality of the pictures are amazing, you can capture so much detail! Also, besides all that”. In November last year Happy mentioned on Amazon “Very good quality photos, great zoom”. Mark said “Very high quality stills, very realistic colours, A4 prints v good”.

Easy to Use

Some Canon IXUS 145 owners said in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 145 was easy to use. Bob South Wales wrote “Excellent second camera for ease of use and pocket carrying”. Dizzyliz scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “It's very easy to use”. In November this year Graemeh mentioned in their review on Amazon “Faultless and easy to use”.

One customer who bought the Canon IXUS 145 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

A number of Canon IXUS 145 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Alix mentioned in her review of this digital camera two years ago “A compact camera fits in the pocket for holiday snaps, works very well in auto mode, I am happy with this product”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Last year Amy Roberts wrote “It is a very attractive and slim camera which you can take anywhere” in her review. One customer who reviewed the Canon IXUS 145 concluded that it was a good weight. Techradar.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Its size and weight makes it a great camera”.

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Robust

A number of Canon IXUS 145 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Possum Pie said on Amazon “It is almost idiot proof once you have taken a few minutes (10 at most) to set it up via the built in menu” in their review of this digital camera. Possum Pie also said “As you would expect from Canon it is well made”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “It's still a solid, well performing camera” in their review.

One customer who purchased the Canon IXUS 145 concluded that it was reliable. Dizzyliz mentioned in their Canon IXUS 145 review “Just wanted a small efficient camera that reliably did the job” .

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Good Quality Lens

Some Canon IXUS 145 owners concluded that this digital camera had a good zoom.

One person who bought the product mentioned that it had a good autofocus. In November last year Mark wrote “Third level complexity is program mode giving detailed control over exposure, focus etc(including ability to lock focus on moving object eg dog” in his review of this digital camera.

One Canon IXUS 145 reviewer concluded that it had a good lens. Last year Possum Pie mentioned on Amazon “The wide angle lens is a useful addition though.” in their review of the Canon IXUS 145.

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Good Brand

We checked 19,491 user and expert reviews for Canon 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 compact camera digital cameras range.

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Good Support

A number of Canon IXUS 145 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good technical guidance. Cmibeds rated the product as very good and mentioned last year “Nice little camera Buttons and on screen instructions very clear despite its size Easy to operate” in their review of this digital camera. Also last year Happy wrote “Easy to use instructions”. Possum Pie mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Pdf instruction manual is fairly easy to follow”.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Ian Mcculloch said on Amazon “This camera also has a rechargeable battery which I think will be better than having to buy”. Possum Pie gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The only downside is re-charging which involves removing the battery”. Tiger294 mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 145 on Amazon “Good picture quality and great battery life”.

Nice Design

One Canon IXUS 145 owner who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was a good design. Ladye scored it very highly and mentioned “Easy peasy to use, small compact design, keeps charge very well”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 145 was good looking. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com two years ago “The Canon IXUS 145 (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 135) is a slim, stylish point and shoot digital compact camera with a 16 megapixel sensor, 8x optical zoom, intelligent Auto mode” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

One Canon IXUS 145 reviewer who reviewed the Canon IXUS 145 thought it had good features. Jason M rated this digital camera 4 stars and he mentioned “I am very happy that the good features are still there”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer said in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 145 had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. Alrid wrote “It has HD video.”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age 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.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus VR-340.

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SD Memory Card

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

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include the VR-340, or the VR-340 both from Olympus which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 145, the IXUS 145 has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus VR-340 which has better reviews.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the IXUS 145 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 145 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Cameras of this type and age have internal memory of between 8MB and 8.2GB. The IXUS 145 has one of the bigger internal memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery lives of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 145 range from 0.83h to 320h. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the IXUS 145's maximum battery life of 240 hours is one of the longest.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the IXUS 145 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Canon IXUS 145 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 145.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 145 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536 and 4608 x 2592. Cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 145 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The IXUS 145 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 145. The camera file system "DPOF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The IXUS 145 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

At 6.9, the IXUS 145 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The biggest maximum aperture of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2, the smallest is 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the IXUS 145 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 145. 640 x 480 pixels 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 digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 145 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Short

Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have heights of between 16mm and 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The Canon IXUS 145 is one of the shorter digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 145 (only 54.3 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

A few customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Turbostella wrote “There is no USB cable to actually enable you to transfer your photos from your camera to a laptop”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 145 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which have an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Olympus VR-340 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The IXUS 145 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider including the Olympus VR-340.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon IXUS 145 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Canon IXUS 145 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 145 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The IXUS 145 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 145, the IXUS 145 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-340 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon IXUS 145 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 145 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 145 are not waterproof. The IXUS 145 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The IXUS 145 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus VR-340 is also worth considering.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the IXUS 145 is more than most compact camera 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 cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The IXUS 145 is a one aspheric element camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 145 is 400,000 pixels. The IXUS 145 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 145.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The IXUS 145 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 145.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 145 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average minimum focal length of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 145 is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 145

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Canon released the IXUS 145.

Average Megapixel Count

The Canon IXUS 145 has a relatively typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 145.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus VR-340 is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The IXUS 145 has a fairly typical optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The Canon IXUS 145 has a fairly average weight (127 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 145.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-340 (170g) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
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
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
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
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
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
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Data Network
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor
Audio Recording Format

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Expert Reviews

(4)
1 August 2014

The Canon IXUS 145 is a perfect camera for a novice user - with its easy to use menu system, well performing auto mode and enticing price point, you can't go far wrong. Also undeniable is the...

PhotographyBlog.com

The Canon IXUS 145 (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 135) is a slim, stylish point and shoot digital compact camera with a 16 megapixel sensor, 8x optical zoom, intelligent Auto mode and Live View... Read more…

31 July 2014

With a 16 million pixel sensor, Digic 4 processor, 8x optical zoom and 32x digital zoom, the Canon IXUS 145 isn't likely to win any awards for innovation but it's still a solid, well performing... Read more…

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Lightweight
Decent zoom performance
Excellent image quality
Schnappschusstauglich
Gnstig
Some functions hidden in menu system
Not many creative options
No Wi
Fi or GPS
No WiFi or GPS

User Reviews

(40)
Reviewed 13 March 2016 by GraemeH
(Verified Purchase)

Faultless and easy to use...

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Jason M

I bought this camera because it's the nearest updated model to what I had before which has served me faithfully for over 5 years. I am very happy that the good features are still there, and there... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my mum, mainly coz it's purple and she loves purple. Am huge fan of the IXUS range, they're what I buy for myself. This has replaced my mum's eldery IXUS 4MGP camera which was... Read more…

I bought the Ixus 145 as a quick and portable camera for taking on holiday. I was pleasantly suprised by the quality and performance. Obviously this is a budget camera but it represents good value... Read more…

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