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Canon IXUS 185


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Key Features
  • Brand: Canon
  • 20 Megapixels
  • Zoom to 16x with great quality
  • Simple, worry-free camera control
  • 720p movies
  • 8x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • Add date stamps to your images


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About this item

  • 8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer helps you capture images with flexibility and ease
  • 20.0 Megapixel CCD sensor combines with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to help deliver stunning image quality
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings based on predefined shooting situations
  • Digital IS helps reduce the effect of camera shake and subject movement
  • Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome provide creative freedom to capture your photos

The Canon IXUS 185 is a new budget compact camera. The Canon 185 features a 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens which is equivalent to 28-224mm in 35mm terms, 720p movie recording, and Intelligent Image Stabilisation for stills and movies.

Positively, the IXUS 185 also manages to squeeze an 8x optical zoom lens in, providing a 28-224mm equivalent focal range, despite the camera’s depth being only roughly the width of an adult finger. There’s the further option to digitally/artificially extend this reach to the equivalent of 16x if so desired – this simply runs on after the extremity of the 8x optical zoom has been reached.

‘Movies’ are offered here too, albeit at HD 1280×720 pixels quality – a fact this IXUS proudly displays via a logo on its top plate – as opposed to the now more common Full HD or 4K-video found in pricier options. At a manufacturer’s suggested £119.99 the cost of this model already felt fair, though inevitably most major UK retailers had dropped it lower and were selling the 185 at under £100 at the time of writing. It’s been a long time since we reviewed a digital camera under £100 and, it feels, a good while since any one of the major players actually made one.

Canon IXUS 185 detailed description

Simple pocketable IXUS quality.
Capture your favorite moments in superb quality photos and movies using this chic, ultra-slim IXUS with a versatile 8x optical zoom lens. Shoot for longer with Eco Mode.

Superb results.
Although you don’t get exactly what you get from the more expensive Canon EOS M200(EF-M15-45) Camera, you enjoy exceptional quality, detailed images of friends and family with 20.0 Megapixels and Face Detection. Add a date stamp to see the timeline of your memories.

Point and shoot simplicity.

Canon IXUS 185 lets you shoot fantastic results with one touch of a button using Easy Auto, which chooses the perfect camera settings for you – so all you have to do is concentrate on your shot.

Creative play.
Have fun with a range of easy creative modes. Re-create the distortion of a fish-eye lens, make scenes in stills or movies look like miniature scale models, and more.

Instant HD movies.

Making great movies using the creativity of optical zoom is fun and easy. With one touch of a button, you can effortlessly record creative, sharable HD movies (720p). Buy Canon IXUS 185 Compact Camera at the best price online from Gadget Central Nairobi Kenya.

Shutter Speed 1 – 1/2000 s (Auto Mode) 

15 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance Custom 

Fluorescent H

Light bulb




Imaging/ Image Sensor
Image Sensor 1/2.3 type CCD
Pixels Approx. 20.5M
Image File Format JPEG
ISO Sensitivity AUTO ISO: 100 – 800 

AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Effective Pixels Approx. 20.0M 1
Image Stabilization Electronic type (Digital IS Mode)
Focal Length 5.0 – 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 224 mm)
Focus TTL
Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9 

macOS 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12 Sierra

Windows 8,10, 7 and 8.1

Focus & Optics
Focus Mode Continuous 

Servo AF/AE


Tracking AF

Focusing System AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
Digital zoom approx. 4x 

Combined approx. 32x 2

Viewfinder & Display
Display Type Fixed LCD
Display Screen 2.7″
Display Resolution 230,000 dots
Exposure Control
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering 

Evaluative Metering

Spot metering

Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/s Low Light Mode (5.0 MP): Approx. 2.2 shots/s


Recording Modes (HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 29.97 fps
Recording Limit (HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s 

(L) up to 4 GB or 1 hour


Connectivity A/V output 

composite connector (PAL/NTSC)

Flash Modes Auto 



Red-Eye Reduction

Slow Sync


Memory Card Slot SD, SDHC, SDXC


Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L / NB-11LH (NB-11L battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 210 shots 

Eco Mode: Approx. 285 shots

Playback Mode: Approx. 240 min

Optical Zoom X Times Optical 8x 

ZoomPlus 16x

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