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Best Review: Canon IXUS 285 HS Vlogging Camera

Best Review: Canon IXUS 285 HS Vlogging Camera

As I started my vlogging journey for fun, I was only confused about 1 thing which camera should I purchase to record my life happy moments


After that, I researched for about 7 to 12 hours and find this wonderful product which is small and easy to carry, and simple to function.

So let’s see the full features and pros, and cons all in this 1 article

Canon IXUS 285 HS

The Canon IXUS 285 HS vlogging camera is an update to the Canon IXUS 275 HS, and features a 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, and features a 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilization, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. 

The Canon IXUS 285 HS is available for 11,595 from Flipkart and Amazon etc.

Canon IXUS 285 HS Vlogging Camera
Canon IXUS 285 HS Vlogging Camera

The Canon IXUS 285 HS is known as the Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS in the US, and is the top-of-the-range point-and-shoot model in the IXUS line-up, with the IXUS 190 and 185 also available.

Also, Read 5 Best Vlogging Cameras Under 15,000 (UPDATED).


A wide-angle 12x optical zoom lens can be found on the front that is the equivalent of 25-300 mm in 35mm terms, with built-in optical image stabilization for steadier shots when shooting handheld or when using optical zoom.

Canon IXUS 285 HS

The ISO range goes up to ISO3200 for improved low-light photography. Macro photos can be taken with the subject just 1cm away from the lens.

There are several features to make it easy to shoot with the IXUS 285 HS including Auto, Creative shot, and Hybrid Auto.

The creative shot takes several shots applying effects to the image, and you can also select from several preset modes including Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special, and Natural. 

Smart auto can 32 different scenes, and automatically select the correct scene mode. 

A new feature is Story highlights, which is a way to view your images in playback.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC let you remotely control the camera from a compatible iOS or Android device, making it easy to transfer images to social media websites such as Facebook.

The IXUS 285 has a compact metal body that is available in silver, black, or purple. The camera records full HD video at 30fps with mono sound.  

This ultra-slim and stylish metal-bodied IXUS is easy to carry with you wherever you go and features a flexible 25mm ultra-wide 12x optical zoom lens with 24x ZoomPlus; so you can easily capture every moment, near or far, in superb quality photos and movies.

Auto Zoom helps you select the best framing at the touch of a button.

Put style and performance in your pocket with this slim 12x zoom IXUS.

Shoot stunning photos and Full HD movies with ease and share effortlessly via Wi-Fi and NFC.

Canon IXUS 285 HS Pros:-

  • Easy, slim IXUS you can keep with you all the time.
  • Superb Full HD movies at the touch of a button.
  • Easily connect, share and shoot remotely.
  • Enjoy the quality your memories deserve
  • Play and experiment with your creativity

Canon IXUS 285 HS Cons:-

  • No auto panoramic mode.
  • Auto HDR options would be nice.
  • Short battery life unless using ECO mode
  • Noise in images.

Some Awesome features

Making great movies is fun and easy. With one touch of a button, you can effortlessly shoot great Full HD movies (1080p) in MP4 format.

Canon IXUS 285 HS camera
Canon IXUS 285 HS camera

Experience the creative versatility of shooting movies using optical zoom and still enjoy sharp, steady results thanks to the Dynamic Image Stabilizer.

Canon IXUS 285 HS connects to your compatible smart device with just one tap using Wi-Fi with Dynamic NFC for easy sharing. Use Image Sync to automatically back-up new images to cloud services and capture great group shots with wireless Remote Shooting from your smart device.

The Wi-Fi Button offers a quick and easy shortcut to Wi-Fi functions.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC make it easy to connect to compatible iOS and Android devices.

The Canon Camera Connect app lets you view images and video on the camera and transfer them to your phone, shoot remotely and remotely control the camera, as well as add GPS location information to photos based on GPS data from your smartphone.

Once the photos are on your smartphone it’s then easy to share your images to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Canon IXUS 285 HS enjoys exceptional quality, and detailed images – even in low light – thanks to a 20.2 Megapixels CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ processing.

An intelligent optical Image Stabilizer ensures sharp stills and steady movies in any situation, while the large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD screen allows easy shooting and playback.

At the touch of the shutter, Creative Shot automatically analyses the scene and creates 5 additional unique images of your original shot.

Get close and capture stunning everyday detail with 1 cm Macro or simply point and shoot with Hybrid Auto and let the camera automatically create a fun HD (720p) movie summary of the day.

Canon IXUS 285 HS battery life is rated at 180 shots according to Canon / CIPA test results, which can be extended to 265 shots in Eco mode. We would recommend a spare battery if you want to shoot more.

In good light, the camera focuses quickly. You can shoot at 2.5fps in This ultra-slim and stylish metal-bodied IXUS is easy to carry with you wherever you go and features a flexible 25mm ultra-wide 12x optical zoom lens with 24x ZoomPlus; so, you can easily capture every moment, near or far, in superb quality photos and movies. 

Auto Zoom helps you select the best framing at the touch of a button.

Canon IXUS 285 HS exposure was reliable, although images can look over-exposed on the rear screen at times, and we preferred slightly darker results, which is why we set exposure compensation to -1/3 or -2/3.

This also gives images more punch, and more saturation as well as deeper colors.

Colour reproduction is very pleasing with reliable results and Canon colors. Shooting with the sun or a bright light source in the frame could cause a lens flare.

Purple fringing and chromatic aberration can be an issue when taking photos with high levels of contrast and is worse in the corners, but for the most part, you should only notice this when viewing images at 100%.

When images are clicked in low light, the IXUS 285HS shoots photos that have a lot of noise in them.

Also, the contrast, detail, and color, all take a hit in low light The IXUS 285HS performs best when it is in good light.

In such light, it also gets the metering and exposure right. But push it a bit, even if into a scene of sunset, and it starts to show weaknesses.

When light is dynamic, for example during sunset or sunrise, the camera often overexposes images and messes up the colors

In low light and indoors, the performance is barely better than a high-end phone like the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S7.

The smartphone handles tricky scenes better because it often processes images in a way that makes them more usable.

Dynamic range could be better, and noise is visible even in sunny daylight shots, particularly in the corners of the frame, however, again, you’ll only really notice this if viewing images at 100%.

The camera records full HD video with mono sound, and optical zoom is available. Results are quite good, and optical image stabilization helps keep the video steady.

In Canon IXUS 285 HS images were sharp when shooting at the wide-angle end of the lens, becoming softer at the telephoto end of the lens.

Macro performance was impressive, with the camera able to focus on subjects just 1cm away from the lens.

Due to the use of a 20mp sensor noise is visible in images taken at the lowest setting of ISO80.

More pixels crammed into a sensor = smaller pixels which equal more noise.

As the ISO speed is increased noise also increases, and we’d recommend using less than ISO400 where possible.

At ISO800 and above, noise reduction gets turned up, and images lose more detail.

Colour reproduction remains quite good, and if you’re using these images resized and on the web, then the results may be fine for your needs.


The Canon IXUS 285 HS is a compact metal-bodied camera, with a good 12x optical zoom lens, and it’s quite impressive that a 12x optical zoom lens can be packed into such a small camera.

We found it quite useful for video, and the full HD video quality was reasonably good.

It was also good in bright sunny conditions, where color reproduction was good.

With built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, it’s easy to get photos straight to your smartphone, and the camera is easy to use.

The camera should be suitable for most people, particularly if you want to share images on social media sites, and the 12x optical zoom is unlikely to be matched by any smartphone.

The compact size makes it easy to take with you everywhere you go, and it’s quite good value for money. 

However, in general, the rest of its features are very similar to the Canon Powershot SX620HS.

It also has a 20.2 MP sensor, excellent image stabilization, Wi-Fi, and NFC.

However, its zoom is smaller, due to its small size.

In the low light, the performance dives. Although this too is expected – it is a basic camera – I hoped for better performance considering how good smartphones have become nowadays

It is a good camera but, in a world, populated by smartphones, it is also something that needs to offer a lot more value for its price than it does.

Sure, your Rs 11,595 phone won’t click the kind of images that IXUS 285 HS can.

But a Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6S can easily match it.

More significantly, even phones like the Moto G4 Plus or the Xiaomi Mi 4, which sell for less than Rs 15,000 can conjure fantastic images, which might not be as good as what the IXUS 285 HS manages in terms of technical details but are perfectly usable.

When light is dynamic, for example during sunset or sunrise, the camera overexposes images and messes up the colors.

In low light, the performance is barely better than a high-end phone.

If you need a small camera and you don’t want to spend more than Rs 12,000, sure go ahead and get the IXUS 285 HS. You won’t be disappointed with it. But if you already have a decent smartphone, IXUS 285 HS doesn’t offer much value to you.

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