Travelling With the Canon IXUS 275 HS
By Nina Syahira
June 18, 2015
The sky’s the limit with the Canon IXUS 275 HS!
Tired of lugging a bulky camera around when on vacation? Don’t fret, we’ve got the solution you need!
Previously, when we reviewed the slim Canon PowerShot G7X (S$799), we found it to be the perfect camera for selfies! This time, we test out the much lighter and cheaper Canon IXUS 275 HS (S$259) and here are 4 reasons why this camera could be your best travel buddy.
Measurements of the IXUS 275 HS
1. Light and compact
Weighing about 147g, the Canon IXUS 275 is a delight to use when you’re on the go. It measures at 99.6mm by 58mm, which makes it super easy to carry around and keep in your pocket.
Taken with the IXUS 275 HS (maximum zoom): Birds resting on telephone wires above street.
2. Beautiful high quality pictures
The IXUS 275 HS may be designed for casual users but the images are captured with a 20.2-megapixel 1/2.3-type CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 4+ image processor, giving the images a similar, crisp high quality of a professionally taken photograph with stunning vivid colours.
The camera is also equipped with a 12x optical zoom lens that can double to 24x zoom using Canon’s patented ZoomPlus technology. When zoomed in, it’s not at all difficult to take a steady picture.
Taken with the IXUS 275 HS: Staircase in dimly-lit room.
Even in low lighting, the camera is able to capture sharp images, thanks to the Canon HS system.
All camera buttons within easy reach of one hand.
3. Smooth performance
Sometimes a photo-worthy moment happens so fast that you barely have a second to focus or adjust the zoom settings. What’s great about the IXUS 275 HS is that it’s fast and perfectly intuitive. More than just a point-and-shoot, the camera can detect faces of human subjects as well as determine the ideal size and framing of the picture with the new Auto Zoom system. When focusing or switching between shoot and playback modes, the camera works satisfyingly fast, so you won’t miss your shot.
Smartphone pairing for Canon IXUS 275 HS.
4. Simple data transfer & cool remote shooting
For all avid social media users, this one’s for you! Amp up your social media profiles or join our #ThatsSoSg contests by taking advantage of the 20.2-megapixel image sensor of the IXUS 275 HS. All you need is a steady WiFi connection and the Canon Connect app on your smartphone. Then, tap on “Images on camera” to start pairing your two devices and immediately transfer your photos!
You can also choose the Remote Shooting mode, where you can use your smartphone as a secondary screen for the IXUS 275 HS. This allows for more flexibility in photo-taking, including group shots and selfies.
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