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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

    Sample Images

    IXUS 255 HS

    Software Update Available

    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.

    Features in depth

    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

    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

    SHUTTER

    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

    FLASH

    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.
    Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
    AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
    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.
    • 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.

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