Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Perfect every day digital camera!
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Member Name: daramadden
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Advantages: Easy to use with great features and produces great images every time!
Disadvantages: A little heavier than most every day digis.
After studying Photography at University and hearing fantastic things about Cannon and having a terrible experience with my last little digital camera, I decided to go with Cannon. I saw the purple version of this camera and thought it was gorgeous, but also loved the sleekness of the body of the camera, so decided to go with it. Best decision ever!
I have a real issue with every day cameras that try and be more than just that and add all these ridiculous settings that you have to do every time you want to take a photo, but this Canon managed to have a great Automatic setting for every day snaps, but also easy to use manual settings for when you felt like getting a bit fancy with apertures and shutter speeds!
In regards to the Automatic setting which, let's be real, most of us would use most of the time on this kind of camera! The auto focus is great and I very rarely come out with an out of focus photo. The zoom is good too - zooming hallway to it's maximum zoom still provides a good quality photo, although zooming into the second half of this camera's zoom results in the image being a little blurry. One thing I've had bad experiences in with other small digital cameras is flash, but this Cannon's flash is fantastic, as far as flashes go. It's a white flash which means people don't turn yellow or orange and it helps keeps images crisp too. It also doesn't go off unnecessarily when on auto, which I have found happens with so many other cameras.
I haven't massively explored the manual features on this camera but it seems pretty straightforward from what I have played around with.
I highly recommend this camera to everyone from people who just want a camera to bring to occasions to capture memories, through those who are looking to get into photography, all the way to experienced photographers that would like a little every day digital camera to carry around with them.
Summary: The perfect every day digital camera, useable by everyone!
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