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Canon IXUS 265 HS
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Canon IXUS 265 HS Digital Camera

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16MP 12x CMOS Jan 2014
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26 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Good Quality Lens

Some Canon IXUS 265 HS owners who reviewed the Canon IXUS 265 HS agreed that it had a good zoom. Susan White said “Good zoom and very clear and colourful”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Canon IXUS 265 HS owner who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Susan White wrote “Very clear and colourful pictures”.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Two years ago Susan White scored the Canon IXUS 265 HS 80 out of 100 and she wrote in her review on Amazon “Simple to use, good zoom”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The IXUS 265 HS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the XQ1, and the X100 ($940.83) both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider including the FinePix F770, or the FinePix F660 both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS which do not support Full HD video, the Canon IXUS 265 HS supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 1 J1 ($99.99), and the Coolpix S6400 ($232.99) both from Nikon or the Olympus XZ-10 ($379.17) is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon IXUS 265 HS supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 1 J1 ($99.99), or the Coolpix S6400 ($232.99) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the IXUS 265 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 12x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6800, or the Coolpix S6400 ($232.99) both from Nikon.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (21x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the 1 J1 ($99.99), and the Coolpix S6400 ($232.99) both from Nikon or the Olympus XZ-10 ($379.17) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 265 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the 1 J1 ($99.99), or the Coolpix S6400 ($232.99) both from Nikon or the Olympus XZ-10 ($379.17).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the IXUS 265 HS is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 265 HS.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 0.01m to 30m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the IXUS 265 HS has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 265 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the IXUS 265 HS is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 265 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 265 HS has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The IXUS 265 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum apertures of between 2 and 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6. At 7, the Canon IXUS 265 HS has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS.

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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 launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon IXUS 265 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 265 HS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 265 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 265 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 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 in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 265 HS.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The IXUS 265 HS has one of the higher display resolutions (461,000 pixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The display resolutions of cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 265 HS range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon IXUS 265 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 265 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The IXUS 265 HS has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Canon IXUS 265 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 265 HS are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix S6400 ($232.99), the Fujifilm FinePix F770, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the IXUS 265 HS does not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the Lumix DMC-TZ60, or the Lumix DMC-FT4 both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix F770 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The Canon IXUS 265 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the IXUS 265 HS is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This 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 two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the IXUS 265 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The IXUS 265 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 265 HS.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1280×720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is the most commonly found resolution and capture speed on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.6, the IXUS 265 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS. The average minimum aperture of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 265 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 265 HS over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The IXUS 265 HS has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the FinePix F770, the FinePix F660, or the XF1 ($244.72) all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a fairly typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770, or the FinePix F660 both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix L610.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP), the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) (16.3MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (18.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 265 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6400 ($232.99), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Fujifilm XQ1.

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Average Weight

The IXUS 265 HS has a pretty typical weight (147 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 265 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The IXUS 265 HS has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770, the FinePix F660, and the XF1 ($244.72) all from Fujifilm is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Canon camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 (CCD), or the Canon Powershot S200 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
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
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
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
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
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported 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
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(14)
9 December 2014

The Canon IXUS 265 HS is small, sweet and simple, but most importantly, it performs. Excellent responsiveness and good picture quality make it a perfect companion for any occasion. It's a good...

20 October 2014

Camera Labs

The Canon IXUS 265 HS is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 12x optical zoom. In North America it's called the ELPH 340 HS, so from now on I'll refer to it as the IXUS 265 HS / ELPH 340 HS. Strictly... Read more…

14 September 2014

The Canon Ixus 265 HS is a likeable camera at an attractive price, but the smart design is its only stand-out feature...

12x optical zoom
Wi
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Very good image quality
Sleek, stylish body
Lack of touchscreen
Inability to set autofocus point
Dearth of manual controls
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9 August 2014

A smart and stylish compact camera which is an ideal choice for those looking for something that they can easily slip into a pocket and forget about. It doesn't offer lots of manual control, but...

8 August 2014

A smart and stylish compact camera which is an ideal choice for those looking for something that they can easily slip into a pocket and forget about. It doesn't offer lots of manual control, but...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 March 2014 by Paulyb
(Verified Purchase)

My wife has gone through 2 ixus cameras now, not that they are flimsy; it's from excessive use because she loves them. This new one is no exception, now with longer zoom (eq to 25-300mm,... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Lucas
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for my Girlfriend on her travels to South America, and im completely blown away with it! The picture quality is extremely good with so much colour and detail! 16mp photos and... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Paul B
(Verified Purchase)

I have been without a camera for a while as I tend to use my smartphone but decided to go back to a dedicated camera. My last camera was the superb Sony Cybershot HX9 and was always going to be a... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2014 by Michael grieve
(Verified Purchase)

I've been a big fan of Canon cameras for years now - indeed, this is my fourth Ixus camera. Generally they are great cameras and, whilst I haven't tested it fully yet, previous incarnations have... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2014 by Willyum R
(Verified Purchase)

As the title I have given it suggests, this review is in two parts. The IXUS 265 HS is a lovely camera - it feels solid and expensive, it fits nicely in the pocket (you need to buy a "case4life"... Read more…

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