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Canon IXUS 275 HS Review : Verdict

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Canon IXUS 275 HS (3)

Value For Money

The Canon IXUS 275 HS is available for £129. Alternatives include:

Sony Cyber-shot WX220, 10x optical zoom lens, 18mp, 10fps, Wi-Fi, £109
Sony Cyber-shot WX350, 20x optical zoom lens, 18mp, 10fps, Wi-Fi, £139
Panasonic Lumix SZ10, 12x optical zoom lens, 16mp, Wi-Fi, £120
Nikon Coolpix S7000, 20x optical zoom lens, 16mp, 11fps, Wi-Fi, £147

Have a look at more compact cameras in our Top 10 Best Budget Cameras 2015. You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

Canon IXUS 275 HS Verdict

The Canon IXUS 275 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a very compact camera, with pleasing images thanks to bright saturated colours and good exposure straight from the camera. However, there is fierce competition in this segment, and alternatives offer quicker continuous shooting at a lower price, in the form of the Sony Cyber-shot WX220, although with slightly less optical zoom. 

For those that want an easy to use compact camera, with a good range of shooting modes and creative effects, the Canon IXUS 275 HS is good and offers an excellent macro mode. Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity makes it easy to remotely control the camera and transfer images, making it easy to share images on social media websites such as Facebook, and photos will look great when shared on-line. With a 20 megapixel sensor, noise is quite noticeable, but as long as you don't plan on making large prints, this shouldn't cause too many problems. 

Canon IXUS 275 HS Pros

12x optical zoom lens in a very compact camera
Good colour reproduction
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
Excellent macro mode
Lots of creative effects available
Good build quality

Canon IXUS 275 HS Cons

Lacks auto HDR mode
Lacks auto panoramic shooting
Short battery life unless using ECO mode
Noise in images

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