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Canon 255 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 10x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent brand
Supports video recording
Fairly large display diagonal

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Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the 255 HS.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5". The Canon 255 HS has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon 255 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera do not support Wi-Fi.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon 255 HS supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 255 HS is 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 low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 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 resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 commonly found maximum video resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 255 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 255 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon 255 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 255 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.5x. The Canon 255 HS has a quite big optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2. At 6.9, the Canon 255 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm. The Canon 255 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 255 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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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 the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera also have still image resolution(s) 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. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.45m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.077m. At only 0.01 meters, the Canon 255 HS has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 255 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Canon 255 HS supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 255 HS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 255 HS features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 255 HS features histogram. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon 255 HS has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 255 HS has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 255 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 255 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon 255 HS has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon 255 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The lightest digital camera that is a comparable age to this camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Canon 255 HS is quite light (only 125 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Canon 255 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00714574597461, 00714574597478, 04054319097400, 05711045982620, 08714574597447, 08714574597461, 08714574597478, 08714574597492, 08714574597508, 08714574597577

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