Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS
Member Name: joclark84
Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS
Advantages: Great camera, great pictures, easy to use, long battery life
Disadvantages: all the extra purchases
I have had a few digital cameras in my time but none have compared to my current camera. I currently own the Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS. I've had it for several years now and swear by it. It was recommended to me by a friend who has a photography degree and had worked in Jessops so I feel that she knows her stuff. Since purchasing it, i have had no complaints.
Now i'm no photography expert. I want my camera to be simple to use and take good quality photos and this has ticked the box. The settings on the camera are very easy to use and easy to understand. I also want my camera to have a long battery life which this has. I can go on a weeks holiday and not have to charge it at all.
The camera needs an SD card. I was sad to find out that on top of the camera I had to purchase this as the current card only held 4 pictures which was pretty useless, I also had to purchase a case which all in all made it quite a bit pricier.
It is more than adequate for the purpose I bought it for. It's Sensor Resolution is10.0 Megapixel with a 3 x zoom lens which is great for catching those pictures in the distance.
The camera has a built-in flash which can be set to automatic or switched on or off. There is also a great colour setting, where you pick a colour out and only that colour is shown in the photo, the rest is black and white, this has made some fantastic photos.
The screen is 2.5" which is more than adequate and shows the pictures taken to a high quality. As well as taking photos, the camera also takes videos which I don't utilise enough.
It is a small sleek camera, with the dimensions 8.6 cm x 2 cm x 5.4 cm and is very light at about 130 g. It feels top quality too and not cheap and plasticy.
If you are looking for a new camera definitely look into an IXUS, they are updating them all the time and I highly recommend them.
Summary: Highly recommended
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