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5.0 out of 5 stars Ixus hits the mark again, 25 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Canon IXUS 265 HSCompact Digital Camera - Pink (16MP, 12x Optical Zoom, 24x ZoomPlus, Wifi, NFC) 3inch LCD (Camera)
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, f3.6-7.0), uprated processor (Digic4+), 16 Mp CMOS sensor, image stabilised, and very quick. Low light photos come out nicely, and flash free indoor exposures show little noise. This camera is up there with some of the older Powershot G series for image quality, albeit without the controls, but the Ixus doesn't need them, it sorts out exposure so well automatically.

Occasionally the speed is slow, deciding whether to turn the flash on or not, but not excessively so; the outcome is a reliable and well exposed image.

Canon camera window is an app for iPhone and iPad that connects instantly with the camera, it's so fast at photo sharing its as though the photos were taken on the Apple device.

Takes HD movie footage, has many scene and creative modes to compete with the Instagram apps.

I struggled to find exact battery replacements, but the lower capacity B-11L works perfectly and less than £20.
There's no paper manual, I guess in a world of sustainability, this is the done thing, but perhaps onboard help could be improved.

All in all, this is an excellent buy, my wife won't leave the house without it, and if you're an Ixus owner, there's enough new stuff to feel like a proper upgrade. If you're new to Ixus, perhaps a Lumix or Coolpix owner, the Ixus is going to impress with image quality.

In summary, for point and shoot, Ixus is unbeatable. exposure and speed is great, and matches SLR shots in good conditions. It's handbag/pocket size, and my wife loves the pink, it's a tad paler than the photo so not bad looking.
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Initial post: 5 Aug 2014 14:11:43 BDT
I bought a Panasonic Lumix TZ35 digital camera. I bought it to replace a Canon Ixus 800IS which I had for six years. The zoom in the Canon didn't enable good image quality and panoramas had to be stitched on my computer, and the Panasonic seems to have good image quality at all zoom lengths and it produces finished panoramas on its screen without the need for a computer. Still, I am somehow not happy how the Panasonic makes people, especially myself, look in its images. I thought the Canon made me look better, it's just that it does not finish panoramas on its screen. At the moment I feel that I want a camera that finishes panoramas on its screen like the Panasonic does and makes me look good in its images like the Ixus does. So my question is, does the Canon Ixus 265 HS do these two things? Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35EB-K Compact Camera - Black (16.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom Leica DC Lens, 24mm Wide Angle, Full HD Video - AVCHD) 3 inch LCD
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