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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

Reliable, durable, great images

Small 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

Compact, good results, now good value.

Menus 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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“Fairly good camera”

published 25/04/2003

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

movie 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

Small, compact, light, and durable

very 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

compact, many picture options

no 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

attractive, easy to use, quality

a 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

Ease of everyday use, quality of construction

Advanced 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

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

slow 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

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

cannot 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

Range of functions, hard wearing, reliability

Ease 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

takes great pictures

none

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

easy to use, great pictures

a 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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