Canon IXUS 285 HS


Beat your phone . Get great photo quality with outstanding optical zoom, small compact size and large sensor – all this makes Canon IXUS 285 HS a super compact


Compact cameras are an excellent compromise between large and heavy DSLR cameras and mobile phones, which due to their size will always have worse optics than “real” digital cameras.

Even a small compact camera will have a larger sensor than even the best mobile phone.

A larger sensor means less noise and better dynamic contrast, which your can be read here.

A compact camera like the Canon IXUS 285 HS  is a great choice for traveling and capturing your conquests. It is a direct rival of the Sony RX100, but has a much lower price and newer constructions and software. 

Fixed optics with a variable focal length corresponding to the range from 25mm to 300mm will allow you to photograph both landscapes and beautiful portraits with a blurred background and a bokeh effect.

The Canon brand is a legend among manufacturers of photographic equipment.

Digital Compact, CMOS, 1/2.3, 15-1/2000, 20.2 MP, NFC, Wi-Fi, 147g

Canon IXUS 285 HS properties

Product name IXUS 285 HS
Type Digital Compact
Lens Integrated
Aperture (Lens data) F3.6-F7
Focal Length 25-300
Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Features NFC, Wi-Fi
Viewfinder LCD/OLED
Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 bps
Continuous Drive 7.2fps, 2.5fps
Auto Focus Yes
AF points 9
Image Stabilization Yes
Optical Zoom 12.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0 x
Max Picture Resolution 5184×3888 pixels
Image File Format DPOF, EXIF, JPEG
Flash Built-in, External
Flash Sync Speed 1/2000 sec
Battery Type Lithium ion rechargeable
Display Size 3.0 “
Display Resolution 461000 pixels
Max Video Resolution 1920×1080 (Full HD)
Video resolutions (fps) 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×480, 29.97fps
Video File Format MP4
Audio File Format AAC
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Format 1/2.3
Effective Pixels 20.2 MP
Total Pixels 21.1 MP
ISO Rating 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Weight 147.0 g
Dimensions (HxWxD) 58×99.6×22.8 mm
Miscellaneous Face Detection, PictBridge

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3 reviews for Canon IXUS 285 HS

  1. Kan Bro

    Fantastic camera with amazing possibilities. Great vividness of the image, perfect AF system, incredible possibilities of working in low light conditions. Long battery life, great build quality.

    I subtracted half a star due to the non-intuitive menu, fortunately it is not such a problem – thanks to the enormous configuration possibilities of both your own menu and most of the buttons on the body – you can configure the camera so that using it would be a pleasure.

  2. Theo Fairbank

    I have had a camera recently. The AF is definitely an advantage – noticeably faster and more accurate, especially in low light, compared to the D610, which I worked on for 5 years. It is lighter, a bit smaller than the D610.

    It is said that on one battery we will take almost half more photos than on the d610, and it “fits” better in the hand, but I have to work on it a little more to confirm it. PS. So far, my hand hurt more after 2-3 hours of work than when working with the D610 … but maybe it’s a matter of habit;)

  3. Bento

    Very good value in a very good price, I use this lens with a DSLR. The image quality is good but not as good a quality as others cameras like my Canon 6D Mark II with Tamron 8-20, but it has all the features you expect from a lens of this quality and value. A lot of this lens is optical only and is not a focus lens, but the image quality is still good.

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