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Canon IXUS 285 HS
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Canon IXUS 285 HS Digital Camera

20.2MP 12x CMOS Jun 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Put style and performance in your pocket with this slim 12x zoom IXUS. Shoot stunning photos and Full HD movies with ease and share effortlessly via Wi-Fi and NFC. - Easy, slim IXUS you can keep... More
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22 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site dkamera.de scored this camera 80 out of 100. This means that experts are not that keen on this Canon digital camera.

Good Owner Reviews

This Canon digital camera has an average owner rating of 87 out of 100 based on 6 owner reviews.

Good Brand

Canon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

Canon only released the IXUS 285 HS eight months ago.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The IXUS 285 HS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 285 HS do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other new similar spec cameras. Recently released comparable spec digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.7".

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon S7000 ($148.88).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The IXUS 285 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other latest similar spec cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon IXUS 285 HS supports wi-Fi. Most of the other recently released compact cameras also support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Nikon S7000 ($148.88) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last year.

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Quite High Megapixel

Across all the recently released compact cameras the megapixels range from 8MP to 21MP. The IXUS 285 HS has one of the higher megapixels (20.2 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The Canon IXUS 285 HS has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for the last year the field of views range from 97% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 285 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for the last year. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 21.1 megapixels, the IXUS 285 HS has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other latest digital cameras. The total megapixelss of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 285 HS range from 14MP to 24MP.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the IXUS 285 HS is more than most recently released cameras. This camera has a Sepia photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on recently released comparable spec cameras. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Negative film", "Positive film" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 285 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most latest similar spec digital cameras.

This camera's image resolution (5184 x 3888 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 285 HS.

The worst image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

This camera has a DIGIC 4+ image processor, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The IXUS 285 HS has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (7) amongst compact cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras that were launched in the last year range from 4.9 to 7.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the IXUS 285 HS is 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 supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 285 HS. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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 across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The IXUS 285 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were released in the last year. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the IXUS 285 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all recently released compact cameras.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras. The slowest camera shutter speeds of latest compact cameras range from 0.4s to 120s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras that came out in the last year.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The Canon IXUS 285 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 285 HS are not 3D. The IXUS 285 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most new comparable spec cameras do not support video capability. The IXUS 285 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The IXUS 285 HS does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other recently released cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The IXUS 285 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most recently released compact cameras. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess AI Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon IXUS 285 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS. 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 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS take between 180 and 959 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the IXUS 285 HS which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The IXUS 285 HS has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate (only 29.97 frames per second) compared to most of the other new cameras. Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS have motion JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 31fps.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.6, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 285 HS is 3.2.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 285 HS

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 are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the S7000 ($148.88), and the S7000 ($148.88) both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the IXUS 285 HS has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 285 HS.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon S7000 ($148.88) (20x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 147 grams, the Canon IXUS 285 HS has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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MOS Sensor Type

The IXUS 285 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon S7000 ($148.88) which has better reviews.

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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
Supported Aspect Ratios
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
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
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
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
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 February 2016

In der Klasse der Kompaktkameras werden vor allem Sensoren im 1/2,3 Zoll Format eingesetzt. Auch die Canon IXUS 285 HS (Datenblatt) besitzt einen Sensor dieser Größe, 20,2 Millionen Bildpunkte...

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Thehungrymeerkat

Pros - 1) Good zoom 2) Lightweight Cons- 1)Low light photos bit blurry sometimes. 2)Bit orangey in artificial light. 3) Battery doesn't last long (180 photos, but less if taking video). 4)... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Fotoman13

A brilliant camera which is ideal for keeping with you always and ensures you never miss a shot. Built to a very high standard and quality of course (what else from Canon?) and as many features as... Read more…

Reviewed 13 September 2016 by CJK07

Great little compact camera; small, light, easy to use, and instructions I've read so far have been comprehensive...

Reviewed 29 August 2016 by SASH1

Excellent compact camera with a good range of features and very clear screen. Images are very good even in poor light conditions...

Reviewed 11 July 2016 by LucyI

Really pleased with performance of this camera and compact and stylish...

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