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Canon IXUS 75 7.1Mp compact camera

£219 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Canon

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

A little thicker and a little heavier than some other ultra-compact cameras, despite its mainly plastic construction the 7.1Mp Canon IXUS 75 has superb build-quality and fits nicely in your pocket.

A little thicker and a little heavier than some other ultra-compact cameras, despite its mainly plastic construction the 7.1Mp Canon IXUS 75 has superb build-quality and fits nicely in your pocket.

On the top of the Canon IXUS 75, the mode selector has three positions, movie, still and scene. A modest but useful selection of eleven scene modes is provided which covers the most common shooting scenarios without requiring you to browse through a whole catalogue of options before taking your picture.

The Canon IXUS 75 is fast and easy to use, with a menu system that's overlaid along two edges of the screen, allowing you to make quick adjustments while keeping the subject in view. However, some of the control buttons are a little fiddly and recessed so they can be difficult to press.

Canon's nine-point face detection system is a wonder to behold. It's amazingly quick and very accurate. Unlike many other cameras, the Canon IXUS 75 often locates the faces before you do, making family portraits very quick and easy.

In Auto mode, many of the Canon IXUS 75 functions are disabled. To enable them you have to switch to ‘manual' which isn't manual in the traditional sense of allowing control over exposure settings. It simply allows you to change functions such as ISO, metering and white balance.

The Canon IXUS 75 lacks the kind of descriptive information and photographic tips we've seen on competing products, meaning beginners may have to make more frequent reference to the user guide while getting to know the Canon IXUS 75. Also missing is a battery-level indicator, you get a warning when the power is about to run out but nothing that allows you to pace yourself through the day.

The Canon IXUS 75 takes very good pictures at lower ISO settings, and although noise does tend to creep in at higher ones this is preferable for those who like to apply noise-reduction themselves rather than having it forced upon them.

Canon IXUS 75 Expert Verdict »
Canon Digital IXUS 75 Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 217 reviews
7.1Mp
3,072x2,304
640x480@30fps
3x optical zoom
1/2.5in sensor
no image stabilisation, face recognition capability included
f2.8-f4.9
35-105
3in (230K) LCD
32MB (SD)
lithium rechargeable battery
80-1,600
15-1/1,500
91.6x56.8x19.6mm
150g
ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Canon IXUS 75 is a great supplement to an SLR for those with a little more camera experience, but it may be a daunting camera for point-and-shoot novices, who may be bettered served by the less expensive BenQ DC-T700.

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