Canon Ixus

  Lord Isleworth 13:51 05 Jan 2006
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Hi, been impressed with the reviews for the Canon Ixus 55. What do people think about this camera, it retails at £220, anyone know where it is cheaper? I want good quality pics and battery life. I have a coolpix 3100 and the battery life is awful. Any recommendations?
Thanks

  961 17:38 05 Jan 2006

Unless you are really after the looks and size I suggest you'll get much better performance from the larger Canons. Try the A410, A510, A610, A620 according to your budget

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  tigerb 17:51 05 Jan 2006

I recently bought a ixus750 over the internet from pc world using their collect at store for £270, and after some humming and haring they also accepted a £25 off voucher for digital camareas from one of the old flyers which had no date on it!!!
Oh and by the way its superb!!!

  Stuartli 18:13 05 Jan 2006

Absolutely beautiful style icon whether in digital or film version - the range also produces superb photographs as befits a long established photographic equipment manufacturer.

  hzhzhz 19:19 05 Jan 2006

My uncle has the IXUS 50. What a little gem it is.

  Jim Thing 19:44 05 Jan 2006

...is dead right — the Ixus 50 is a little gem. You'll probably need to buy a bigger memory card and a spare battery (the camera comes with a battery charger BTW) but you'll then be equipped to handle almost anything. Ready-to-shoot time is pretty short (unlike some), the build quality and optical performance are excellent, and you can carry it around in your shirt pocket.

Buy one — you won't regret it.

HTH

Jim.

  fitcher 19:47 05 Jan 2006

I bought the ixus 2000 pix when it came out .I gave it to my son .and bought another make with higher pixels count ..but I had to go back to my great little ixus .so i i've bought the ixus 500 .the same looking camera ..solid as a rock ..after all. it is a good lense that makes a good camera .not how high the pixels are ..

  Jim Thing 19:47 05 Jan 2006

One minor moan — the flash is a bit feeble.

  fitcher 19:54 05 Jan 2006

by the way .I find a higher speed compact flash card )works well in the ixus ..for quicker recharge of picture taking . they are cheap enough ...

  shizzy 22:01 05 Jan 2006

Battery life in my Nikon 2100 is very good.

  Lord Isleworth 09:22 06 Jan 2006

Shizzy, the 3100 model is awful, sometimes it goes after 6 pics :( and I changed the rechargables thinking it was that.

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