BNibbles 5


Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me: "Sorry but our editorial and strategic line may lead us to refuse products for which no single merchant sends us offers" . How about "We don't have a link to it, so we don't want your product suggestion?

Member since:08.10.2000


Members who trust:174


A Useful Piece of Jewellery


Beautifully packaged .  Fine build quality . Good results

APS is an expensive format .  Camera pricy .

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Overall Look & Design

Value for Money



SizeVery Small


Instruction ManualGood

7 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
very helpful by (10%):
  1. Scrote
helpful by (80%):
  1. jesi
  2. Roodles
  3. SueMagee
and 5 other members
somewhat helpful by (10%):
  1. jelightfoot

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on

I have been the proud owner of a Canon IXUS ever since launch - "Gadget Man" strikes again.

Its tough no-nonsense stainless steel design gets many admiring glances from photographers and others with an eye for design. Forgetting the looks, and fag-packet dimensions, it's also a damned fine little camera, with its zoom lens and pop-up flash, with an anti-red-eye option.

Its optional remote control is wafer-thin so be sure not to put it in the back pocket of your jeans, and then sit down.

APS itself is relatively expensive film type compared to 35mm, but at least the Canon's exposure system is capable of good results in a wide range of tricky light conditions, all without input from the user. The autofocus always seems spot-on so wasted shots are usually down to the user - they have yet to come up with a camera that can detect a cr** subject!!

Take this and a tiny Mini-DV camcorder on holiday, and you're ready for a full pictorial assault guaranteed to bore the pants off 'em back home, all without the obligatory gadget bag slung over one shoulder.

Oh, nearly forgot....for the fetishist, there's a leather case too.
  Write your own review

Share this review on

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

jesi 05.05.2004 01:37

I like the APS format - now that all print sizes cost the same on develop/print first time, I always take "Panoramic" and if need be get a classic reprint (if some details missing) or cut the picture down. It is like buying an enlargement of the middle of the picture. ~~~{:-)-{{:::::|||||<

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Canon IXUS Compact Camera »

1 to 3 out of 35 similar offers for Canon IXUS Compact Camera Show all similar offers
Canon IXUS 285 HS Digital Compact Camera - Black

Canon IXUS 285 HS Digital Compact Camera - Black

Put style and performance in your pocket with this slim 12x zoom IXUS. Shoot stunning ... more

photos and Full HD movies with ease and share
effortlessly via Wi-Fi and NFC. Key Features Easy,
slim IXUS you can keep with you all the time
Superb Full HD movies at the touch of a button
Easily connect, share and shoot remotely Enjoy the
quality your memories deserve Play and experiment
with your creativity Pocketable style This
ultra-slim and stylish metal-bodied IXUS is easy
to carry with you wherever you go and features a
flexible 25mm ultra-wide 12x optical zoom lens
with 24x ZoomPlus; so you can easily capture every
moment, near or far, in superb quality photos and
movies. Auto Zoom helps you select the best
framing at the touch of a button. Instant Full HD
movies Making great movies is fun and easy. With
one touch of a button you can effortlessly shoot
great Full HD movies (1080p) in MP4 format.
Experience the creative versatility of shooting
movies using the optical zoom and still enjoy
sharp, steady results thanks to the Dynamic Image
Stabilizer. Quick connections Connect to your
compatible smart device with just one tap using
Wi-Fi with Dynamic NFC for easy sharing. Use Image
Sync to automatically back-up new images to cloud
services and capture great group shots with
wireless Remote Shooting from your smart device.
The Wi-Fi Button offers a quick and easy shortcut
to Wi-Fi functions. Superb quality Enjoy
exceptional quality, detailed images - even in low
light - thanks to a 20.2 Megapixels CMOS sensor
and DIGIC 4+ processing. An intelligent optical
Image Stabilizer ensures sharp stills and steady
movies in any situation, while the large 7.5 cm
(3.0") LCD screen allows easy shooting and
playback. Effortless creativity At the touch of
the shutter, Creative Shot automatically analyses
the scene and creates 5 additional unique images
of your original shot. Get close and capture
stunning everyday detail with 1 cm Macro or simply
point and shoot with Hybrid Auto and let the
camera automatically

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

Canon IXUS 285 HS Compact Camera - Black, Black

Canon IXUS 285 HS Compact Camera - Black, Black

Brilliant features come in a pocketable design with the Canon IXUS 285 HS Compact Camera . ... more

High quality shooting Perfect for capturing
special moments and stunning views, the IXUS 285
HS features a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor powered
by a DIGIC 4+ processor for highly detailed, sharp
images. With a 12 x optical zoom you can get
closer, more detailed shots of your subject
without moving, making the IXUS 285 HS ideal for
portraits and landscapes. Full HD recording
Recording Full HD home movies is made simple with
the dedicated movie button so you won't miss a
moment. Shoot steady thanks to the built-in Image
Stabilisation which counteracts camera shake to
produce clear images and smooth video. Creative
modes Bring out your creative side with Creative
Shot and Hybrid Auto which allows you to play
around with settings, while for everyday shots
Smart Auto will optimise camera settings for each
scene. A variety of in-camera effects can be added
to bring a fun, creative element to your photos
without using a computer. Uploading your images
and video with the Canon IXUS 285 HS Compact
Camera is made simple thanks to built-in WiFi and
one-touch NFC pairing.

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

Canon IXUS 175 Compact Camera - Red, Red

Canon IXUS 175 Compact Camera - Red, Red

Lightweight and pocket-friendly, the Canon IXUS 175 Compact Camera is your perfect partner ... more

for holidays, day trips, special occasions and
much more. Sharp shooting Shot detailed, realistic
images thanks to the 20-megapixel sensor which is
powered by DIGIC 4+ processor. Images are sharp
and video is smooth thanks to Canon's Image
Stabilisation which combats camera shake - ideal
when using the 8 x optical zoom. User-friendly
Simply point and shoot - there's no need to adjust
settings every time you want to take a picture
thanks to Smart Auto with Auto Button which
optimises the settings for each scene. Framing the
perfect portrait is easy thanks to the 2.7â screen
with adjustable brightness and Face Detection
technology. Shooting HD video with the Canon IXUS
175 Compact Camera is also made simple thanks to
the dedicated movie button.

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Canon IXUS Compact Camera has been rated:

"very helpful" by (10%):

  1. Scrote

"helpful" by (80%):

  1. jesi
  2. Roodles
  3. SueMagee

and 5 other members

"somewhat helpful" by (10%):

  1. jelightfoot

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Canon IXUS Z70

Canon IXUS Z70

(+) Compact, multifuctional, superb lens, 3 picture formats
(-) Isn't digital!

User reviews (3)

Buy now for only £ 14.99

Canon IXUS M-1 SET Compact Camera

Canon IXUS M-1 SET Compact Camera

(+) Light, compact, easy to use.
(-) Buttons and veiw finder a bit small.

User reviews (10)

Buy Now

Are you the manufacturer / provider of Canon IXUS Compact Camera? Click here