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Canon 255 HS

PC Mag Editor's Choice Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A fully featured 12.1 megapixel 10 times zoom factor camera
Compact 12.1MP 10x Yes Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon 255 HS Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Canon 255 HS as follows for Summary.
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Overall Score
28
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 28?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, good picture quality and excellent design.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Very light
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

Canon 255 HS Video Reviews


Canon 255 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The writers at websites Reviewed.com and PC Mag both concluded that this camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review websites Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this camera was very good.

The authors at two other expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this camera. This Canon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both Vido.com.ua and Ephotozine.

This Canon camera was given a "Silver" award by website Onfoto.ru who concluded that this Canon digital camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

17 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Camera Labs have rated this camera on average 75 out of 100.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 33,726 expert and owner reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

  • They are highly capable cameras that shoot photos with good image quality…
  • For $230, you're paying for a camera that shoots good quality photos, is stylish…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed the Canon 255 HS thought it was able to produce good images.

  • They are highly capable cameras that shoot photos with good image quality…
  • For $230, you're paying for a camera that shoots good quality photos, is stylish…

Customers Report Nice Design

Two people who purchased it considered that it was good looking.

  • It's good looking enough to want to get it out at every opportunity when on nights out…
  • For $230, you're paying for a camera that shoots good quality photos, is stylish…

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon 255 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The image resolution of all cameras ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Canon 255 HS has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 125 grams, the Canon 255 HS is quite light compared to most of the other cameras. The lightest camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Canon 255 HS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 255 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon 255 HS has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 255 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 255 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon 255 HS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon 255 HS features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras also feature multi-shot function.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 255 HS has an orientation sensor. Most of the other cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 255 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the digital cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m. The Canon 255 HS has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon 255 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon 255 HS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon 255 HS supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 255 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the Canon 255 HS which has one aspherical lens.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 255 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 255 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200 and 1600 x 1064 and 1200 x 1200. Digital cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the 255 HS in December 2014.


Product Identifiers

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