Canon IXUS 265 HS HD 1080p, 12x Optical Zoom, 16MP, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3” Screen, Black

Product information

The Canon IXUS 265 HS is perfect for pockets and bags with its trim, lightweight design. As well as shooting detailed snaps and Full HD video, it can connect to Wi-Fi for easy backing-up. It’ll look great while capturing the moment too thanks to a range of vibrant metallic finishes.

Powerful zoom
A powerful 12x zoom lens with 24x ZoomPlus lets you get really close to faraway subjects without losing sharpness or detail. With 25mm ultra-wide angle you can fit more in the frame, perfect for capturing large groups and stunning scenery.

Image stabilisation
The optical Image Stabiliser is vital for capturing sharp images in low light or when using the full extent of the zoom. Featuring Canon’s Intelligent IS technology, the camera automatically selects the best mode from eight options to ensure clear, detailed photos and movies.

Auto shooting
Effortlessly point and shoot for great photos and movies thanks to Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects perfect settings from 32 variables (21 in movies). Hybrid Auto lets you take photos with Smart Auto and captures a 4 second movie clip before each shot – combining all of them into a fun HD movie.

Wi-Fi &NFC
Show the world your latest images using Wi-Fi and NFC to connect the camera to your smartphone. Simply connect with printers, PCs and other compatible devices for easy online sharing and backup.

Full HD video
Record superb, Full HD (1080p) movies in MP4 format. Intelligent IS makes movies steadier even when you are walking or shooting from inside a moving car for solid footage. When you get home use the HDMI-CEC connection for viewing and controlling your movies playback on a compatible HDTV.

Creative filters
Originality is effortless with Creative Shot. Simply take a shot and the camera will analyse the scene and automatically generate five creative images plus the original unaltered photo - capturing the same subject in a variety of surprising and artistic ways.

Accessories Included
User Manual Kit, Battery Pack NB-6LH, Battery Charger CB-2LYE, Wrist Strap WS-800,
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx. 190 shots & 210 min. playback
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Compact
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 For Wi-Fi connection to a PC: Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8.2 or later / 10.9
USB, HDMI micro, A/V output (PAL, NTSC), Wi-Fi, NFC
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 3.9 shots/sec
H57.6 x W99.7 x D22.4mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
3" LCD
Face Detection
File Formats
JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Aperture
Lens Size
Lens Type
9 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
IXUS 265
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer
Sensor Size
1/2.3 type
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Hybrid, Creative, SCN (Smart Auto), P, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst, Night Scene, Low Light (4.0 MP), Fish-eye, Miniature, Toy, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Shutter Speeds
1 – 1/2000 sec.
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread
Type of Battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11LH (battery and charger supplied)
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slimline for my wife's handbag Excellent in all respects and very impressed with the sales assistant who dealt with us after the original camera I bought as my wife's Christmas present didn't work properly. David Pask MBE 03 February 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed with processing speed I bought this camera to replace another ixus I've had for 7 years and have been very happy with. The 265 feels very slow and can take a long time to take a photo, process it and then be ready to take another. This has proved quite problematic when taking photos of my children. Often they can be out of shot if they are moving or blurred if they are still in the frame but have moved position. So overall quite a disappointing purchase and not much of an upgrade from my older model. 30 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice wee camera. Does what it says on the tin, works well, handy purse size for my wife. Easy to use. 27 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Canon IXUS 265 HS HD camera Good small compact camera, At least Canon have put a battery usage indicator on the screen , most important when on holiday. good price for what you get. I would recommend for value. But I cannot work out how to get the WIFI to work, (must be an age thing..........) 27 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent service Usual excellent service from J Lewis - ordered online and was ready for pickup 24hrs later, even when they had no stock in store 27 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what |I needed Smaller than my previous camera, this one does everything I want it to and there are many features I have not yet discovered. It is small and neat and travels well I n my handbag. I would recommend it as value for money. 19 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use camera This camera takes a great picture. It is lightweight and compact and so easy to use. It ticks all the boxes. 30 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fits in my pocket The camera is slightly larger than the Canon Ixus 110IS I used to have, but still slips easily into my pocket. It takes good photos in normal light, which is what I want. I have three quibbles. First, there isn't a viewfinder and composing a shot on the screen in strong sunlight involves some guesswork. Secondly, there isn't a 'sports' mode. Finally, on several occasions the battery has run down after the camera had been in my pocket for only a few days. I don't know why this is, but wonder whether I've inadvertently pressed either the playback or wi-fi connection buttons and switched the camera on. 25 September 2014
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