Canon IXUS 255 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Chic, connected and impressive 10x IXUS

Focus on style and performance with the IXUS 255 HS. Get closer or fit everyone in with an ultra-wide 10x optical zoom and use Wi-Fi to share instantly online. HS System ensures exceptional results.

Benefits

  • 10x zoom, 24mm ultra-wide lens; 20x ZoomPlus
  • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 5
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi for easy sharing; GPS via Mobile
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes). Hybrid Auto
  • Full HD movies
  • Face ID
  • High-speed shooting
  • Creative modes
IXUS 255 HS

Key Features

  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • 10x optical zoom, ultra-wide-angle 10x optical zoom, ultra-wide-angle
  • Share images wirelessly Share images wirelessly
  • Zoom to 20x with great quality Zoom to 20x with great quality
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
  • Easy shooting with a movie summary Easy shooting with a movie summary
  • Auto mode with 58-scene detection Auto mode with 58-scene detection
  • Tag shots using smartphone GPS Tag shots using smartphone GPS
  • Recognises your favourite people Recognises your favourite people
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Energy saving for more shots Energy saving for more shots
  • Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi

Detailed Features

10x zoom, 24mm ultra wide lens; 20x Zoom Plus

Use the 10x optical zoom to get closer to distant subjects or get closer still with 20x ZoomPlus. Fit more in the frame for great group shots and sweeping landscapes with 24mm ultra-wide-angle.

HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 5

HS System excels in low light so you can capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod. Advanced DIGIC 5 processing and a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give exceptional image quality in all situations.

Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS combats camera shake to ensure all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. It automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from multiple modes to prevent blur.

Wi-Fi* for easy sharing; GPS via Mobile

Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, as well as portable devices like smartphones and tablets, for fast, convenient, online image sharing. Use your smartphone’s GPS to keep track of shooting locations then synchronise it with your camera over Wi-Fi to add this information to your images.

7.5cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

A large, high quality LCD screen (461k dots) with excellent visibility and durability offers effortless menu navigation, lets you frame and view your shots with ease and makes sharing them a pleasure.

Smart Auto (58 scenes). Hybrid Auto

Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects perfect settings from 58 variables (21 in movies). It also works with Face ID and adapts shooting to registered age – such as turning off flash and sounds when detecting a sleeping baby. Hybrid Auto lets you take photos with Smart Auto and also captures a 4 second movie clip before each shot – combining them into a fun HD (720p) movie.

Full HD movies

Record superb Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound and optical zoom, while Intelligent IS keeps footage steady.

Face ID

Face ID lets you register up to 12 familiar faces, so they are automatically the focusing priority in every shot, and name tags images so they are easy to find in playback.

High speed shooting

Capture stunning fast-paced action with High-speed Burst or slow it down spectacularly with Super Slow Motion Movie.

Creative modes

Experiment and have fun with a range of creative filters such as Fish-eye, Super Vivid or Miniature Effect.

*Wi-Fi support varies by device and region.

For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts

  • *Wi-Fi support varies by device and region.
  • For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts

What's in the box?

IXUS 255HS BLACK KIT 1
  • Digital Camera IXUS 255 HS
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • Battery Pack NB-4L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LVE
  • AC Cable
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • User Manual Kit

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 4.3 – 43.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 240 mm)
Zoom Optical 10x
ZoomPlus 20x
Digital Approx. 4x. (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 40x¹
Maximum f/number f/3.0 – f/6.9
Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
(1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2-stop¹. Intelligent IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF¹
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto.

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 4.0 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, P, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Fireworks, Super Slow Motion Movie
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.4 shots/sec.
High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 6.2 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full) ¹²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
Compression Superfine, Fine
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)¹
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian, Hindi, Indonesian, Vietnamese

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X v10.6.8 / v10.7 / v10.8.2 or later

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other Camera Window
PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx.220 shots¹
Eco Mode: Approx. 300 shots¹
Approx. 240 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1350
Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 97.2 x 56.4 x 22.5 mm
Weight Approx. 144 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
GPS ¹ GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.
Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
  • Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB-4L

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

CB-2LVE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

ACK-DC10

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

ACK-DC60

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

DCC-1350

Protect your IXUS camera with a soft leather case when you are out and about.

Leather Neckstrap

Carry your Canon Compact Camera comfortably and safely.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

High Power Flash HF-DC2

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

HDMI Cable HTC-100

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.