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Canon Digital IXUS V

With its smooth, metallic body and gentle curving edges, the radical, yet elegant design of the ultra compact DIGITAL IXUS v is simply irresistible. A...

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Excellent

ProReliable, durable, great images

ConsSmall battery, low pixellage by modern standards

I've owned this camera for six years now, and taken many thousands of pictures with it (the counter is on 7,500+), at times and places that perhaps many other cameras would have let me down. When I bought this back in 2002 I was used to using SLRs and "serious" film cameras, but I wanted my first...

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Excellent

“Good quality and value”

published 21/02/2002

ProCompact, good results, now good value.

ConsMenus a bit fiddly.

Having often admired the Ixus cameras but been deterred by the price, when it came to finding a compact camera to complement my wife's Fuji 4900Z, the Ixus V was on the shortlist. I was looking for something small enough to take everywhere, but with enough features and quality to satisfy a keen...

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Super

“Fairly good camera”

published 25/04/2003

ProSmall, uses compact flash (cheaper and used more t...

Consmovie playback has no sound, shutter speed is not ...

I bought one of these in Dec 2002. Its worked fairly well considering the bashing its had. The thing with a small camera is that you tend to take it to places (and in situations) where you are most liekly to break it e.g. the pub, a club or the beach. I'm fairly happy with it but the buttons are...

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Excellent

ProSmall, compact, light, and durable

Consvery few, i really cant think of any now

This is the most smart camera i've had so far. It takes very fine pictures, and is very small, light, and easy to hold. It's got many features, such as lighting controls, macro-mode, scene mode, movie taking with sound (even though you can't preview the sound directly on the camera), and many...

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Super

Procompact, many picture options

Consno case included, slow to take photos

I bought the Ixus V as it was the smallest available digital camera at the time with the range of features I wanted. The picture quality is excellent, although it can be slow to take pictures and then with the long exposure time in low light, longer still. The video function, which can take up to...

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Super

“Go On, You Know You Want To”

published 07/01/2003

Proattractive, easy to use, quality

Consa little fiddly at times

This smart little camera caught my eye on display straight away, and that's not just because it looks shiny. Having had a FUJIFILM before, I thought I'd try another and the choice was between Canon, Minolta and Samsung, all similar models. The quality of print of this camera is impressive, though...

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Excellent

“Get one if you can!”

published 30/08/2003

ProEase of everyday use, quality of construction

ConsAdvanced menu a bit tricky

I bought one of these cameras when they first appeared on the shelves. At the time it was one of the shiniest, coolest bits of kit to be had. I bought a 128 mb card to go with it as the 8 mb one supplied was a bit meagre. Went home very pleased with my new bit of eye-candy! A year and a half...

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Excellent

Proeasy to use and handle,excellent pic quality,light...

Consslow picture taking speed, low batery life, short ...

Canon Digital IXUS V is very easy to use and handle.The picture quality is excellent for 2.1 MP. the movie function is great and allows good little snippits of video action. for using it u dont hav to be a technocrat, it is very user friendly and there is also semi user mode for advanced user...

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Excellent

“Always a picture in hand”

published 07/04/2004

Prostrong casing,Nice to handle, easy to use. stronga...

Conscannot use for webcam

Always in need for some picture to cover passports, visas,or jobs. I acquired with my husband the Canon IXUS V digital after checking a few other camera's over a couple of weeks. I know that there has been further developements on the canon. dig. but im so happy with mine that i would not like to...

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Super

“Canon Digital Ixus V”

published 05/03/2004

ProRange of functions, hard wearing, reliability

ConsEase of use (on Occasions)

I believe this camera has now been superceded by another version of Digital Ixus. I bought this camera in July 2000 as I was undertaking a Computer Arts course. Overall it has come in very useful for both fun home pictures and pictures for digital editing. It is a reliable, hardwearing camera...

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Super

“cameratic”

published 15/09/2003

Protakes great pictures

Consnone

This little Canon Ixus V digital camera packs a big punch. It has loads of facilities for such a small camera such as Movie with sound and the ability to make it as easy or as complicated to use as you like. The quality is excellent both in the pics taken and the feel of the camera. It has a very...

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Excellent

“A nice little camera”

published 03/07/2003

Proeasy to use, great pictures

Consa bit big by todays standards, fiddly download pro...

I bought this on my way out to China to work so paid less as it was duty free. I find this camera very easy to use but it can be a bit fiddly when it comes to downloading pictures via USB. I find a flash card much more manageable. The battery life is good and with a memory card upgrade it's a...

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Product Information : Canon Digital IXUS V

Manufacturer's product description

With its smooth, metallic body and gentle curving edges, the radical, yet elegant design of the ultra compact DIGITAL IXUS v is simply irresistible. A 2.11-megapixel CCD and a 2x optical zoom give this camera the power to deliver superb digital images. The DIGITAL IXUS v even has a movie capture and playback with sound function for endless creativity. Its ultra compact design and range of manual and automatic features make this camera ideal for even the most spontaneous photographic situations. And with Canon's intelligent 3-point AF and metering system, all you have to do to take great digital photographs is point the camera, look in the crystal clear LCD display and shoot. As the world's smallest 2x optical zoom digital camera, the DIGITAL IXUS v offers seamless digital transition to an overall 5.0x zoom.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon Digital IXUS V - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 2.1 Megapixel

Lens System: 2 x zoom lens - 5.4 - 10.8 mm - f/2.8-4.0

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 57 cm

Digital Zoom: 2.5 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image, Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 1.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 680 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video

Colour: Metallic silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.7 cm x 2.7 cm x 5.7 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: 7017A004, 7017A004AA, 4042672

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Metallic silver

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 2.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 2,110,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 2,020,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.7"

Optical Zoom: 2 x

Digital Zoom: 2.5 x

Auto Focus: Active, AiAF

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 3

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Component video

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100

Exposure Metering: Centre-weighted, Evaluative

Exposure Modes: Automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, night mode, macro, stitch assist

Special Effects: Black & White

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 2 x zoom lens - 5.4 - 10.8 mm - f/2.8-4.0

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 35 - 70mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 57 cm

Macro Focus Range: 10-57cm

Zoom Adjustment: Automatic, Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 7 elements

Features: Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, night mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.27 m - 3 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second

Additional Features: Backlight compensation, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, AE/FE lock

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image, Optical - real-image zoom

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Display

Type: 1.5" LCD display

Resolution: 117,600 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, hand strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Body Material: Stainless steel

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 680 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash

Included Memory Card: 8 MB CompactFlash

Image Storage: Super-fine 1600 x 1200 : 7 - with 8MB card ¦ Fine 1600 x 1200 : 11 - with 8MB card ¦ Normal 1600 x 1200 : 24 - with 8MB card ¦ Super-fine 1024 x 768 : 16 - with 8MB card ¦ Fine 1024 x 768 : 24 - with 8MB card ¦ Normal 1024 x 768 : 46 - with 8MB card ¦ Super-fine 640 x 480 : 35 - with 8MB card ¦ Fine 640 x 480 : 50 - with 8MB card ¦ Normal 640 x 480 : 87 - with 8MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 640 x 480 - 20 fps - 4sec ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 20 fps - 10 sec ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 20 fps - 30 sec

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.7 cm

Depth: 2.7 cm

Height: 5.7 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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