A stylish 6 megapixel camera with 3 inch screen and 16 shooting modes including widescreen format....

Product Overview

Overall rating:

86%

Canon IXUS 65

Overall score:86%
Features:85%
Value:80%
Performance:85%
Design:95%
Image Quality:85%

Pros:

  • Sexy design, big LCD, nice handling

Cons:

  • Iffy low-light AF focusing and slightly warm flash

Product:

Canon IXUS 65 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£230.00

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Canon has withdrawn most of its sport sponsorship and is moving into the fashion arena; its advertising now looks like a perfume advert, and the IXUS range is at the forefont of its style-orientated strategy.

Features
This 6MP model offers little in the way of radical features: it’s got a 3x zoom, program-based modes and little to worry the beginner. Among the scene modes is a Kids and Pets mode, so the camera is clearly intended for family use, as well as for the fashion junkie.

Design
This is a gorgeous piece of electronic jewellery, with a milled criss-cross motif around the lens, and a ‘Samurai’ swoop motif on the top plate. The backplate boasts a 3in screen – Canon’s biggest yet – which is reasonably sharp.

Performance
There’s little to criticise the IXUS for – it’s responsive and, for general snapshots, performs as well as the best of them.

Image Quality
Don’t expect miracles – this isn’t an SLR with RAW features; but it is a solid point-and-shooter, with warm colours and good sharpness, if held steadily. However, there is a danger of camera shake, especially in low light.

Value For Money
IXUS cameras don’t come cheap, but then they’re a desirable fashion brand, with quality design and materials. This is a camera for the label junkie – which isn’t a bad thing, it just costs more.

Verdict

The young and the restless will love this camera; it’s stylish and fun and draws attention at parties.

Full Specification

Flash Modes:GN 3.5-5m
Memory Card:SD

Connectivity:USB 2.0
Power:Li-Ion

Dimensions:90 x 57 x 20mm
Weight:175g

Other:-
White Balance:TTL Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

ISO Range:80-800
Exposure Modes:P, Sc, Mov

Metering System:Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
File Formats:JPEG

Shutter Speeds:15-1/1500 sec
LCD:3in LCD, 173,000 pixels

Lens:5.8-17.4mm (35-105mm) f/2.8-4.9
Sensor:1/2.5? CCD (5.76×4.29mm) 6MP