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Canon IXUS 255 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the flash and responsiveness. The performance and low light performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the manual image adjustments and features, and there are mixed opinions on the lens and battery.

size, low-light, performance, responsiveness, flash

memory, features, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 255 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Hands on: Canon IXUS 255 HS review


Stylish point and shoot is a decent all rounder

Fast shot to shot time ; Easy menu systems ; Great HD video performance

No remote Wi-Fi ; Lacks manual controls ; Hard to open battery flap ; No in-camera panorama tool

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Canon Ixus 255 HS review


Immaculate image quality is the highlight of this superb point-and-shoot camera

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Amazon review summary for Canon IXUS 255 HS


alaTest has collected and analysed 46 user reviews of Canon IXUS 255 HS from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, usability, image quality, value for money, low-light


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon IXUS 255 HS Digital Camera - Silver (12.1MP, Wi-Fi, GPS, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCDCanon IXUS 255 HS Digital Camera - Pink (12.1MP, Wi-Fi, GPS, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCDCanon IXUS 255 HS ( 12.1 MP,10 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-4L


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No