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Canon IXUS 255 HS
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Canon IXUS 255 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 10x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Focus on style and performance with the IXUS 255 HS. Get closer or fit everyone in with an ultra-wide 10x optical zoom and use Wi-Fi to share instantly online. HS System ensures exceptional... More
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33 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Experts love this camera and have given it seven awards.

This Canon camera received a "Recommended" from both Ephotozine and Vido.com.ua, both of which said that this compact camera digital camera was good.

This compact camera digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this camera was fantastic.

The writers at two other expert review sites both decided that this camera was very good. PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both gave this Canon camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

The editor of one more expert review site decided that this digital camera was very good. Onfoto.ru gave this Canon camera a "Silver" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Sixteen experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and PC Mag have rated this camera on average 74%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon IXUS 255 HS owners who purchased the Canon IXUS 255 HS thought it was able to produce good images. Three years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “They're all pretty thin, giving them a lot of appeal among beginner-level digital photographers”. Pcquest.com wrote “Excellent image quality”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Pcquest.com mentioned “Excellent high ISO performance”. One Canon IXUS 255 HS reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution.

One Canon IXUS 255 HS reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in low light. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said in their Canon IXUS 255 HS review “Succeeding the popular ELPH 320 HS, Canon's new PowerShot ELPH 330 HS touts double the optical zoom range, improved ISO sensitivity to capture better low-light shots” .

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Good Size

A few Canon IXUS 255 HS owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS ($179.99 direct)%displayPrice% at %seller% is one of the best compact cameras that you can buy for under $200” in their Canon IXUS 255 HS review and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The svelte, 10x-zoom Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS takes beautiful pictures”. In the same month Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Canon's ELPH subset in the PowerShot point-and-shoot line has always been known for its compact and sexy-looking cameras.”.

Good Connectivity

Eight Canon IXUS 255 HS owners who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Allows you to share photos via built-in Wi-Fi”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Is a compact camera which has built-in Wi-Fi, 10x optical zoom” in their review. Ephotozine.com also said “For a camera that has built-in Wi-Fi and 10x optical zoom”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “It's image and video recording quality is also excellent, whether shooting close-up macros or subjects in the distance”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned three years ago “They are highly capable cameras that shoot photos with good image quality” in their Canon IXUS 255 HS review. Digitaltrends.com also said “For $230, you're paying for a camera that shoots good quality photos, is stylish”.

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. One Canon IXUS 255 HS owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. Pcquest.com mentioned “Compact, svelte design”.

Good Quality Lens

Four Canon IXUS 255 HS reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom. Three years ago expert review site Reviewed.com scored the Canon IXUS 255 HS 75 out of 100 and wrote “With the 330 HS you're getting the advantage of a 10x optical zoom and acceptable all-around”.

One Canon IXUS 255 HS owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens.

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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Easy to Use

Three people who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “It's easy for anyone to use, has a generous 10x zoom range”. Digitaltrends.com said three years ago “Is simple to use” and gave this digital camera a score of 70 out of 100.

One Canon IXUS 255 HS reviewer considered that the product was easy to use the menus. Pcquest.com said in November last year “Easy menu systems” .

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Robust

One Canon IXUS 255 HS owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Cnet.co.uk wrote “With built-in Wi-Fi and reliably high image quality, there's much to like about the latest addition to Canon's point-and-shoot IXUS lineup” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote “The IXUS 255 HS / ELPH 330 HS is positioned in the middle in the IXUS / ELPH range and provides a good balance between features and performance on the one hand” however despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Good Support

One Canon IXUS 255 HS owner concluded that it had good technical guidance. Pcquest.com mentioned in their review “Lacks full manual controls”.

Good Video Capture

A number of Canon IXUS 255 HS reviewers concluded that it was good for video recording. Pcquest.com mentioned “Great HD video performance” in their review of the Canon IXUS 255 HS. Pcquest.com also mentioned “Video is decent.”.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The IXUS 255 HS has a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras with a GPS currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price], or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] both from Canon.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The IXUS 255 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 255 HS which do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price].

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The IXUS 255 HS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS which do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price], or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] both from Canon.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 255 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 255 HS do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 255 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might also want to look at including the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price].

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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 cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon IXUS 255 HS has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 255 HS the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.5m.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The IXUS 255 HS has a fairly small minimum aperture (only 3) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The minimum apertures of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 255 HS range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.1.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The IXUS 255 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 255 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 255 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the IXUS 255 HS has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS is 2.7 and the smallest is 16.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The IXUS 255 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 255 HS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the IXUS 255 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 255 HS. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 255 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS is 13s. At 15 seconds, the IXUS 255 HS has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS.

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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 cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Image Format

The IXUS 255 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS.

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Ten Auto Focus Points

ten auto focus points

The IXUS 255 HS has more auto focus points than most of the cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 255 HS. Most of the digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 255 HS only have between one and nine auto focus points, however this camera has ten auto focus points.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 255 HS range from 80 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93. At only 80, the Canon IXUS 255 HS has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 255 HS.

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Short

The heights of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 255 HS range from 34mm to 96mm, and the average height is 61mm. At only 56.4 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 255 HS is quite short compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 255 HS.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support video recording. The IXUS 255 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the IXUS 255 HS is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The IXUS 255 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 255 HS are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 255 HS is 1.3MP and the highest is 21MP. The Canon IXUS 255 HS has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 255 HS.

If this Canon camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The IXUS 255 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The IXUS 255 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 255 HS.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Canon IXUS 255 HS is a one aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 255 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Across similar types of camera the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 255 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 255 HS over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The IXUS 255 HS has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 255 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 255 HS.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (120x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the IXUS 255 HS has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 255 HS.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] (30x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] (30x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 144 grams, the IXUS 255 HS has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 255 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The IXUS 255 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which has better reviews.

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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
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

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