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.
Google Drive upload now supported.
Download the latest version of CameraWindow DC to set up this camera with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google Drive and Email.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Record superb Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound and optical zoom, while Intelligent IS keeps footage steady.
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.
Capture stunning fast-paced action with High-speed Burst or slow it down spectacularly with Super Slow Motion Movie.
Experiment and have fun with a range of creative filters such as Fish-eye, Super Vivid or Miniature Effect.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.3 – 43.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 240 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 10x |
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|
|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|
|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)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto.|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots|
|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.|
|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|
|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
|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)
|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.
|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)]|
|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)|
|GPS||GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)¹|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||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|
|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|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|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
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Other||Camera Window |
|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|
|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|
|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.|
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.
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
Protect your IXUS camera with a soft leather case when you are out and about.
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.
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.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
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.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before