Canon IXUS 265 HS Review

May 14, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Melanie

It’s a shame. The old 255 HS was a excellent little Cam with much better image quality. A new model should be an improvement. The sample images are a disaster.

12:21 pm - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#2 Vocsa

I have to agree with Melanie. Can´t understand how a new model is so worst than the previous.
Yes it’s a shame.

2:00 pm - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#3 skint

And camera manufactures wonder why they can’t sell compact cameras.
“People won’t buy a compact camera when they have a camera on their phone.” “Smart phones are taking over.”
Rubbish! They can’t sell compacts because while smart phone manufacturers have been improving image quality on their devices compact camera manufactures have been overcrowding their tiny sensors and using slower and longer lenses which has resulted in worse image quality. They could start to use larger sensors and shorter brighter zooms but they won’t. They’ll moan about smart phones and then try to convince you to buy an expensive interchangeable lens camera where one lens is never enough.

9:19 pm - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#4 Snope

Not only stills are worse but also the movies.
The new cam has only a mono mic, not a stereo one.
I also dislike their new audio compression. Earlier Canon cameras(also 255 HS) used high quality WAVE audio, now they use crappy 128kBit/s AVC encoding.
AVC can be ok but then the audio bit rate should be at least 256kBit/s like devices using AVCHD recording. 128kBit/s gives bad quality especially when recording highly detailled sound. No one with sense for quality would use 128kBit/s MP3 so why now this low bitrate for recording movies?
Only advantage is that the camera now records FullHd with 30 instead of 24 fps but that´s all.
One step forwared, two steps back.
Bad idea, Canon.

6:09 pm - Sunday, May 18, 2014

#5 Owdman

I bought this camera when I damaged my Ixus 255HS assuming it was a newer model and therefore better. However I found the 255HS much the better camera. Since buying the 265HS I have managed to ‘fix’ my 255 and have gone back to using that.

2:09 pm - Thursday, June 19, 2014

#6 Buckaroo

The comments here are all spot on, this camera is worse than the older Ixus 255, as far as image quality is concerned.

I really don’t understand what Canon is trying to do here. They went back to use an older image processing engine (Digic 4) for this latest model.

The older Ixus 255 has a Digic 5 processor instead, and the logic defies me….

No wonder the image quality is worse. Besides, 16 mp is not suitable for a small CMOS sensor, they should have put a 12 megapixel sensor inside.

If you want to go 16 mp, you either go APS-C or Micro 4 Thirds.

5:18 am - Tuesday, July 8, 2014


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nikon s6500 or canon IXUS 265 hs

9:48 am - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#8 shirley

Wauw your blog is amazing! Thank you for this information!

6:22 am - Friday, September 12, 2014

#9 Jean

I have just bought a canon ixus 265 as ii believed it was an excellent easy to use camera.  It took a while to understand how to set it up but once I had done this I used the memory card from my old camera.  I took a lot of pictures including a recent holiday.  I could not understand the instructions on how to delete the pictures I did not want and even got two other intelligent adults to read them as well !  Following the instructions I found it deleted all my pictures.  I was very upset indeed.  The instructions are not very easy to understand and I wish I had not bought this camera.

5:52 am - Sunday, September 14, 2014

#10 Owdman

You should be able to recover some of the photographs from your memory card if you use a recovery program on your computer.

10:24 am - Sunday, September 14, 2014

#11 jafar

The lcd is very grainy pefore taking a pic. THe pics are fine. Am i the only one expreiencing this.
@Jean You just have to click Ok on the preview mode and then it ask for cancle or erase. select erase and again ok. that pic will be deleted.

5:06 am - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#12 amdew717

I’m questioning the accuracy of this review based on the following:

In the “Ease of Use” section, Para 6, a sentence reads “Flick the mode switch up to the Hybrid Auto setting and SX600 HS operates as normal.”

Is this a feature of the IXUS 265 or the SX600? They’re 2 completely different cameras. Or is this just a typo? Camera reviews should be an exact science and there’s no room for typos when one is basing their potential purchases on them.

7:56 pm - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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