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Canon IXUS 165 Digital Camera

20MP 8x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Simple, sharp shooting in your pocket Enjoy effortless shooting with fantastic sharp, detailed results every time using this stylish 20 Megapixel IXUS. It's packed with smart features and small... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Nice Design

One customer who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said last year “The IXUS 165 is a new entry in Canon's sleek and sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras” .

Good Size

One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Canon IXUS 165 review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras and will set you back around £130”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it. 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.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], the Canon IXUS 162[plb_3019700_price], or the Praktica Z212[plb_3496604_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 165 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 165 do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], and the easypix W1024[plb_2798872_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 165 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 165.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], or the Kodak Pixpro FZ201[plb_3077182_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 compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. 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 because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[plb_2976201_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price].

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the DSC-W810[pl_3150328_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Sony.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The IXUS 165 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736 and 2048 x 1536 and 5152 x 2896.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 165.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon IXUS 165 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The IXUS 165 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 165. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 20.5 megapixels, the IXUS 165 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The least total megapixels of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165 is 12MP and the most is 22MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 165 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all compact cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Across similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon IXUS 165 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The IXUS 165 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The IXUS 165 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras that have been around for more than a year the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Canon IXUS 165 has a quite short flash sync-speed (only 0.0005 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 165. Across all the comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 165 the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 1s.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 61 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Chip.de. The expert review sites don't rate this Canon camera very highly.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The IXUS 165 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-TZ58[plb_2793592_price], the Samsung DV180F[plb_2870313_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 165 do not support Full HD video. The IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price], or the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Canon IXUS 165 is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The IXUS 165 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 165 do not support video capability. The Canon IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 165 are not waterproof. The IXUS 165 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon IXUS 165 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 1,600, the IXUS 165 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 165. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago range from 800 to 13,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,400.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 165 take between 185 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Canon IXUS 165 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The smallest combined zoom of cameras of this type and age is 12x and the biggest is 120x. With a combined zoom of only 32 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has one of the smaller combined zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year is 80 and the biggest is 130. At 100, the IXUS 165 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 165.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 165 is 3.1mm and the longest is 38mm. When compared to other compact cameras that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the Canon IXUS 165's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters is one of the longest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 165

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 165 over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

The IXUS 165 has a relatively average megapixel (20 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165.

We compared this camera to all the other 20MP digital cameras and we think the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] (20.1MP and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price], or the PowerShot SX710 HS[pl_2697183_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price] which has better reviews.

If this Canon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the WB380F[pl_2720523_price] (5x), or the DV180F[pl_2870313_price] (5x) both from Samsung or the Medion Life X44038[plb_2972533_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] (10.7x), the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] (12x), or the Medion Life X44038[plb_2972533_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the IXUS 165 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 165.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung WB380F[plb_2720523_price] (3"), or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 128 grams, the Canon IXUS 165 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 165.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
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
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
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
Packaging Content
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 February 2015

The IXUS 165 is a new entry in Canon's sleek and sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras and will set you back around £130. It boasts a 20-megapixel CCD sensor with a maximum sensitivity of ISO1600,... Read more…

24 April 2015

Die Canon IXUS 165 präsentiert sich im Test als solide Einsteiger-Kamera für den Alltag. Technisch hebt sich die Kompakte von ihrem untergeordneten Schwestermodell kaum ab. Beim Preis aufgrund...

Alltagstaugliches Zoom
Flotter Autofokus
Bildqualitt bei Tageslicht
Bildstabilisator
Wenige Filtereffekte
Energiehungriger und kostspieliger Stabilisator
Serienaufnahme langsam

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