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Canon IXUS 165 Digital Camera

20MP 8x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital 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 camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on 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.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix S3700, the Canon IXUS 160, or the Praktica Z212 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 165 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 165 do not have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3700, or the Canon IXUS 160.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon IXUS 165 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3700, and the Canon IXUS 160 is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S3700, or the Coolpix S3700 both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 160.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 165 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736 and 2048 x 1536 and 5152 x 2896.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution is actually the best still image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 165.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution across similar types of camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The IXUS 165 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average closest focusing distance of comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago is 0.076m.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 165 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 165. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Canon IXUS 165 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 165. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 20.5 megapixels, the IXUS 165 has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 165. The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago is 18MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 165 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is actually the best image resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 165.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 165 range from 2.7 to 16. With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the IXUS 165 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

This digital camera has a DIGIC 4+ image processor, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The IXUS 165 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that have been available for more than a year. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. 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).

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Thin

The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165 is 33mm, and the depths range from 18mm to 86mm. At only 22.1 millimeters, the IXUS 165 is quite thin compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Narrow

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 165 have widths of between 54mm and 140mm. At only 95.2 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 165 is quite narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Short

Digital cameras of this spec and age have heights of between 34mm and 96mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 54.3 millimeters, the IXUS 165 is fairly short compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 165.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 61 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Chip.de. It seems that experts really don't rate this compact camera digital camera very highly.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S3700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon IXUS 165 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The IXUS 165 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 165 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The IXUS 165 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 165 also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The IXUS 165 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 165 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The Canon IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon IXUS 165 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The flash modes "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 1,600, the IXUS 165 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 165. The maximum ISO speeds of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 165 range from 1,600 to 13,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,800.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year take between 150 and 399 shots per battery charge, including the Canon IXUS 165 which takes 200 shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 165 the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 550,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the IXUS 165 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 32 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 165 have combined zoom of between 12x and 120x, and the average combined zoom is 55x.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 165 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths amongst cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of digital cameras of this type and age is 3.1mm, the longest is 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 165

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Canon digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the IXUS 165 has a fairly typical megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 165.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (20.1MP), or the Sony DSC-W830 ($118.00) (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S3700, and the Canon IXUS 160 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W830 ($118.00) (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 pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Praktica Z212 (12x and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the IXUS 165 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
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
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
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

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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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