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Canon 145 Digital Camera

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16MP 8x CCD 4x Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Canon camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 80% based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Techradar, Chip.de and techradar.com/au/. It seems that digital camera experts are not that keen on this compact camera digital camera.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Canon camera rated it as 86%.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who purchased the Canon 145 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Happy Customer wrote in January last year “Great wee camera i love it photos are really good”. Ian Mcculloch gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned in his Canon 145 review on Amazon “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”. Matt said in his review on Amazon “It represents good value for money and gives decent pictures for the”.

One Canon 145 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. S rated this digital camera as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “More interesting shooting modes with it”. One Canon 145 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Amy Roberts mentioned in her Canon 145 review on Amazon “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”. Happy said on Amazon “Very good quality photos, great zoom”. Mark mentioned “Very high quality stills, very realistic colours, A4 prints v good” in his review and rated the product as excellent.

Easy to Use

A number of Canon 145 reviewers reckoned that it was easy to use. Bob South Wales wrote “Excellent second camera for ease of use and pocket carrying” in his review of the Canon 145. Dizzyliz mentioned “It's very easy to use” in their review of the Canon 145. Graemeh wrote in their review of this digital camera in January last year “Faultless and easy to use” .

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

A number of people agreed that it was compact. Three years ago Alix rated this digital camera as excellent and she said on Amazon “A compact camera fits in the pocket for holiday snaps, works very well in auto mode, I am happy with this product” in her review of the Canon 145.

Some customers thought the product was thin. Amy Roberts said on Amazon “It is a very attractive and slim camera which you can take anywhere” in her Canon 145 review. One Canon 145 owner who bought it wrote that it was a good weight. Techradar.com said “Its size and weight makes it a great camera”.

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Robust

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Possum Pie said in their Canon 145 review “It is almost idiot proof once you have taken a few minutes (10 at most) to set it up via the built in menu” . Possum Pie also mentioned “As you would expect from Canon it is well made”. Three years ago Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “It's still a solid, well performing camera” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One Canon 145 owner concluded that the Canon 145 was reliable. Dizzyliz wrote “Just wanted a small efficient camera that reliably did the job”.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Canon 145 owners concluded that the Canon 145 had a good zoom.

One Canon 145 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Mark mentioned in his review on Amazon “Third level complexity is program mode giving detailed control over exposure, focus etc(including ability to lock focus on moving object eg dog”.

One person who bought the Canon 145 reckoned that it had a good lens. Two years ago Possum Pie wrote in their review on Amazon “The wide angle lens is a useful addition though.”.

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Good Support

Some Canon 145 reviewers wrote that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Cmibeds said in their Canon 145 review on Amazon two years ago “Nice little camera Buttons and on screen instructions very clear despite its size Easy to operate” and rated the Canon 145 as very good. Happy mentioned “Easy to use instructions”. Two years ago Possum Pie rated the Canon 145 80 out of 100 and said “Pdf instruction manual is fairly easy to follow” in their review of the Canon 145.

Good Battery Life

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon 145 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” in his review of the Canon 145. Possum Pie mentioned “The only downside is re-charging which involves removing the battery” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Tiger294 mentioned “Good picture quality and great battery life” in their Canon 145 review.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Nice Design

One person who bought the Canon 145 considered that it was a good design. Ladye mentioned in their Canon 145 review “Easy peasy to use, small compact design, keeps charge very well”.

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com wrote on 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”.

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Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features. Jason M wrote in his review of the Canon 145 on Amazon “I am very happy that the good features are still there”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer reckoned that the Canon 145 had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One person said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Alrid said in their review on Amazon two years ago “It has HD video.”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price], or the 105[pl_377573_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. 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 other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Lumix DMC-FX77[pl_1836487_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ40[pl_2046319_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

Digital cameras of this age and type have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m. When compared to other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 145 that we have assessed, the closest focusing distance of the Canon 145 of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon 145 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon 145 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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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 of this spec and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

Some customers concluded that the product was not good in terms of USB connections. Three years ago Turbostella mentioned in their review of the Canon 145 “There is no USB cable to actually enable you to transfer your photos from your camera to a laptop”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 145 have a built-in flash, however the Canon 145 does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 145 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 145 do not support video capability. The Canon 145 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price], or the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon 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.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support Full HD video including the X10[pl_1150_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 145 do not support wi-Fi. The Canon 145 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price], or the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price] both from Sony or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of this age and type have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Canon 145 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96[plb_1338363_price].

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Not 3D

The Canon 145 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 145 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon 145 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 145 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], or the Canon S110[plb_1462073_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon 145 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 145 are also not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456| (M1) 3264 x 2448| (M2) 2048 x 1536| (S) 640 x 480| (W) 4608 x 2592, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Canon 145 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 3.2, the Canon 145 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 145 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9.

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Only One Number of Aspheric Elements

The Canon 145 is a one number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 145 have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 145 is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. At only 1,600, the Canon 145 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 145.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

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

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon 145 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the 145 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon 145

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Megapixel

The Canon 145 has a fairly standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the 145.

There are a number of other 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price].

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon 145 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 255 HS[pl_1538063_price], and the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (486x), or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] (810x) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon 145 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 145.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 127 grams, the Canon 145 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the 145.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Live View
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Data Network
Certificates
Certification
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

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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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