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Canon IXUS 265 HS
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Canon IXUS 265 HS Digital Camera

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16MP 12x CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 19,820 owner and expert reviews, Canon has good reviews for its cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good zoom. Susan White gave the Canon IXUS 265 HS a rating of 80 out of 100 and she said on Amazon “Good zoom and very clear and colourful”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Canon IXUS 265 HS owner concluded that the Canon IXUS 265 HS was able to produce good images. Susan White said on Amazon “Very clear and colourful pictures”.

Easy to Use

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Susan White wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Simple to use, good zoom”.

Supports Wi-Fi

The IXUS 265 HS supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 265 HS do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price], the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price], or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price], or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price].

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The IXUS 265 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 265 HS do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the DSC-H70[pl_580917_price], and the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price] both from Sony or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 265 HS also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], the GE G100[plb_1861772_price], and the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The IXUS 265 HS has one of the bigger optical zooms (12 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x.

There are a number of alternative 12x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the S6800[pl_2118627_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (20x), or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (30x) both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 265 HS.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the 28[pl_1877145_price], or the Coolpix S5300[pl_2272796_price] both from Nikon or the GE G100[plb_1861772_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Canon IXUS 265 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The IXUS 265 HS has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon IXUS 265 HS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. The best still image resolution of all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 7, the Canon IXUS 265 HS has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 265 HS have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the IXUS 265 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 compact cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 265 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the Canon IXUS 265 HS has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. 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 digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this age and type. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 265 HS the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The IXUS 265 HS does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], or the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 610[plb_1714212_price].

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Not 3D

The Canon IXUS 265 HS is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 265 HS are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], or the Nikon 610[plb_1714212_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS, the IXUS 265 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The IXUS 265 HS is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 265 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The IXUS 265 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. 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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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon IXUS 265 HS is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the IXUS 265 HS which takes 190 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The IXUS 265 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1280×720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is the most commonly found resolution at capture speed on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The IXUS 265 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.6) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 265 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon IXUS 265 HS has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 265 HS.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price], the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price], and the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the IXUS 265 HS has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP digital cameras currently available including the 610[pl_1714212_price], or the S6600[pl_1988959_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (18.2MP), the DSC-H400[pl_2169604_price] (20.1MP), or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (20.4MP) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 265 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the 105[pl_377573_price], or the S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon or the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] which has better reviews.

If this Canon camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x), the DSC-H400[pl_2169604_price] (126x), or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (486x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 147 grams, the IXUS 265 HS has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 265 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The IXUS 265 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (CCD and higher rated), the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
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 Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
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
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash

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Expert Reviews

(14)
9 December 2014

The Canon IXUS 265 HS is small, sweet and simple, but most importantly, it performs. Excellent responsiveness and good picture quality make it a perfect companion for any occasion. It's a good...

20 October 2014

Camera Labs

The Canon IXUS 265 HS is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 12x optical zoom. In North America it's called the ELPH 340 HS, so from now on I'll refer to it as the IXUS 265 HS / ELPH 340 HS. Strictly... Read more…

14 September 2014

The Canon Ixus 265 HS is a likeable camera at an attractive price, but the smart design is its only stand-out feature...

12x optical zoom
Wi
Fi
Very good image quality
Sleek, stylish body
Lack of touchscreen
Inability to set autofocus point
Dearth of manual controls
Canon IXUS 265 HS
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9 August 2014

A smart and stylish compact camera which is an ideal choice for those looking for something that they can easily slip into a pocket and forget about. It doesn't offer lots of manual control, but...

8 August 2014

A smart and stylish compact camera which is an ideal choice for those looking for something that they can easily slip into a pocket and forget about. It doesn't offer lots of manual control, but...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 March 2014 by Paulyb
(Verified Purchase)

My wife has gone through 2 ixus cameras now, not that they are flimsy; it's from excessive use because she loves them. This new one is no exception, now with longer zoom (eq to 25-300mm,... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Lucas
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for my Girlfriend on her travels to South America, and im completely blown away with it! The picture quality is extremely good with so much colour and detail! 16mp photos and... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Paul B
(Verified Purchase)

I have been without a camera for a while as I tend to use my smartphone but decided to go back to a dedicated camera. My last camera was the superb Sony Cybershot HX9 and was always going to be a... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2014 by Michael grieve
(Verified Purchase)

I've been a big fan of Canon cameras for years now - indeed, this is my fourth Ixus camera. Generally they are great cameras and, whilst I haven't tested it fully yet, previous incarnations have... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2014 by Willyum R
(Verified Purchase)

As the title I have given it suggests, this review is in two parts. The IXUS 265 HS is a lovely camera - it feels solid and expensive, it fits nicely in the pocket (you need to buy a "case4life"... Read more…

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