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Canon IXUS 285 HS
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Canon IXUS 285 HS Digital Camera

20.2MP 12x CMOS Jan 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Put style and performance in your pocket with this slim 12x zoom IXUS. Shoot stunning photos and Full HD movies with ease and share effortlessly via Wi-Fi and NFC. - Easy, slim IXUS you can keep... More
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23 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review website dkamera.de.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a GPS, unlike most of the other recently released similar spec cameras which do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS ($49.95).

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Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 285 HS range from 0.5" to 3". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other newly released similar spec digital cameras.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot S120 ($657.00), or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70) which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The IXUS 285 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other recently released similar spec cameras which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including the SX610 HS, or the PowerShot S120 ($657.00) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70) which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last year, the Canon IXUS 285 HS supports WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon S7000 ($123.49).

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-QX10-B, or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS ($49.95) is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 285 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-QX10-B, or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS ($49.95) is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

New digital cameras have megapixel counts of between 8MP and 21MP. The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a fairly high megapixel count (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 285 HS.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The average field of view of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 285 HS is 99%, and the field of view range from 97% to 100%. With a field of view of 100 percent, the IXUS 285 HS has one of the wider field of view amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last year. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M) 2592 x 1944, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480, 16:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360, 3:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424, 1:1 - (L) 3888 x 3888, (M1) 2736 x 2736 and (M2) 1536 x 1536 and (S). Across all new comparable spec cameras the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most latest compact camera digital cameras. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camera.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The IXUS 285 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on new compact camera digital cameras. The photo effects "Negative film", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has one of the more total megapixel counts (21.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Latest digital cameras have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 7, the IXUS 285 HS has one of the smallest maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 285 HS range from 2.7 to 7, and the average maximum aperture is 6.3.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 285 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

This camera's image resolution (5184 x 3888 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 285 HS.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Canon IXUS 285 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the IXUS 285 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the IXUS 285 HS.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the IXUS 285 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this 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 typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on recently released compact camera digital cameras.

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Short

With a height of only 58 millimeters, the IXUS 285 HS is quite short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year. Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 285 HS have heights of between 38mm and 94mm.

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Very Thin

At only 22.8 millimeters, the IXUS 285 HS is quite thin compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The average depth of recently released similar spec cameras is 35mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most new similar spec cameras do not have a built-in flash. The Canon IXUS 285 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70), or the Canon PowerShot S120 ($657.00).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other new cameras, the IXUS 285 HS is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The IXUS 285 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other recently released similar spec cameras, the Canon IXUS 285 HS does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the IXUS 285 HS is more than most latest compact camera digital cameras. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus AI Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon IXUS 285 HS is more than most recently released compact camera digital cameras. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on recently released comparable spec cameras. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS take between 180 and 959 shots per battery charge, including the IXUS 285 HS which takes 180 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The IXUS 285 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 29.97 frames per second, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year. Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon IXUS 285 HS is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 285 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year have minimum apertures of between 1.8 and 5.7. With a minimum aperture of 3.6, the IXUS 285 HS has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 285 HS

Released Eleven Months Ago

Canon released the IXUS 285 HS eleven months ago.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last year. 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 that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot S120 ($657.00), or the PowerShot S120 ($657.00) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70).

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS ($49.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the IXUS 285 HS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70) which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon SX610 HS (18x and higher rated), or the Nikon S7000 ($123.49) (20x and higher rated); or the Kodak Pixpro FZ152 (15x and cheaper).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot S120 ($657.00), and the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70) is also worth considering.

If this Canon camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ152 (6x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 147 grams, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many recently released cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot S120 ($657.00), or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 ($221.70) which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ152 (CCD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
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
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
HD Type
Audio
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
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
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
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 February 2016

In der Klasse der Kompaktkameras werden vor allem Sensoren im 1/2,3 Zoll Format eingesetzt. Auch die Canon IXUS 285 HS (Datenblatt) besitzt einen Sensor dieser Größe, 20,2 Millionen Bildpunkte...

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Thehungrymeerkat

Pros - 1) Good zoom 2) Lightweight Cons- 1)Low light photos bit blurry sometimes. 2)Bit orangey in artificial light. 3) Battery doesn't last long (180 photos, but less if taking video). 4)... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Fotoman13

A brilliant camera which is ideal for keeping with you always and ensures you never miss a shot. Built to a very high standard and quality of course (what else from Canon?) and as many features as... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2016 by CJK07

Great little compact camera; small, light, easy to use, and instructions I've read so far have been comprehensive...

Reviewed 29 August 2016 by SASH1

Excellent compact camera with a good range of features and very clear screen. Images are very good even in poor light conditions...

Reviewed 11 July 2016 by LucyI

Really pleased with performance of this camera and compact and stylish...

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