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Canon IXUS 165 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20MP 8x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nice design
Good size
Expert reviews are poor

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Reviews

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 2,835 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this camera is 61 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Chip.de. Experts aren't convinced by this Canon camera.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The IXUS 165 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the IXUS 165 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 165 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Coolpix S6700, or the S3500 both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 5D Mark II ($1,465) which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the DSC-W830 (32x), the DSC-HX90 (120x), or the DSC-WX500 (120x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The IXUS 165 has a relatively average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, the Nikon Coolpix S3600, or the Sony DSC-W830.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the IXUS 170 (12x), the IXUS 275 HS (12x), or the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (12x) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon IXUS 165 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Canon IXUS 165 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The display diagonals of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 2.5" to 4.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170, the Sony DSC-WX200, and the Nikon Coolpix S3400 is also worth considering.

If this high megapixel digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Alpha A99 (3" and higher rated), or the Alpha A77 (3" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Sigma SD1 Merrill (3" and higher rated).

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 460 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 820,000 pixels. The IXUS 165 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon IXUS 165 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The IXUS 165 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The IXUS 165 has a battery charger included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon IXUS 165 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a self-timer.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Canon IXUS 165 reviewer said in their reviews that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras and will set you back around £130” but even so they scored it 60 out of 100.

Very Light

With a weight of only 128 grams, the IXUS 165 is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The weights of high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3400.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The IXUS 165 supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support direct printing.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The IXUS 165 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera is 0.22m. At only 0.01 meters, the IXUS 165 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 165 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1100, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, and the Sony DSC-TX30 is also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 165 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the EOS 6D EF, or the PowerShot SX610 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX400V.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 165 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536 and 640 x 480 and 5152 x 2896. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 6000 x 4000.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon IXUS 165 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon IXUS 165 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera do support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, or the EOS 60Da both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Design

Nice Design

One person considered that the Canon IXUS 165 was good looking. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Canon IXUS 165 review two years ago “The IXUS 165 is a new entry in Canon's sleek and sexy IXUS line-up of compact cameras” but even so they rated the product 3 stars.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0149c009aa
Barcodes 00454929202890, 04549292028904, 04549292029987

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