Canon Digital IXUS 145
Canon Digital IXUS 145

Thanks to a 16-megapixel sensor, a Digic 4 processor, an 8x optical zoom and 32x digital zoom, the Canon IXUS 145 is unlikely to be awarded for innovation, however it’s an excellent and beautifully photographed camera.

Functionality
By focusing on quality, Canon limited itself to a set of features for a beginner with several art filters and some basic manual settings such as exposure compensation and white balance, allowing the owners to experiment a little. There are several scene modes, including “Beach”, “Snow” and “Portrait”, as well as digital image stabilization, which creates a composite photograph and reduces blur, making it easier to shoot in difficult conditions such as low light or moving objects.
Digital camera Canon Digital IXUS 145 allows you to shoot HD-video and is equipped with an eco-mode that reduces energy consumption.

Camera for beginners
Despite the fact that the functionality of the IXUS 145 is at the initial level, the camera helps the novice to migrate from photography in fully automatic mode to independently select settings. The model supports the Live Mode function, which allows owners to adjust brightness, saturation and contrast, watching changes on the screen, setting white balance, exposure compensation and metering method.
Competing with the Nikon Coolpix S3600 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8, the IXUS 145 will be cheaper, but it should be borne in mind that the camera also has less functionality.
The model is available in silver, red, purple and black. Most likely, she will like novice amateurs and those who do not like to mess with the settings.

Design and ergonomics
The lack of handle on the Canon Digital IXUS 145 reviews of the owners are not considered a disadvantage, since the camera is very easy to hold, since it is thin and light even with the battery inserted. Since there are no protuberances, it easily slides into a narrow pocket of jeans or a coat. The case is durable, without convex plastic parts. The only serious problem that users face is the battery compartment cover, which is sometimes difficult to open.
Given its price, it’s no surprise that Canon does not offer a touchscreen, but the 2.7 “LCD is large and intuitive, and the menu system is very simple.
Buttons are larger than some previous IXUS cameras (for example, 255 HS), as well as the distance between them, which should be a pleasant change for the owners of large hands. However, this additional space is limited, since the screen has been reduced from 3 “to 2.7”, so that the space between the controls becomes wider.
The standard menu system Canon Digital IXUS 145 reviews are called relatively simple, especially for those already familiar with the camera manufacturer. Most commonly used functions are now available via FUNC / SET in the center of the navigation keys. The rest of the control panel now contains flash buttons, ECO, display settings, and mode switching. The latter confuses the designation Auto. Settings such as macro, exposure compensation and a timer that were previously accessed directly can now be found in the function menu, which makes it difficult to choose them, because they can only be accessed through a few menus.
There is a new help button on the back panel of the IXUS 145 that brings up brief tips and information about the screen on which the user is located, which should help novice photographers in learning about the functionality. The playback and recording keys are located above the control panel. The switch, the shutter release button and the zoom control are on the top edge on the right, and the flash is on the left, away from the fingers that might accidentally interfere with it.

Image quality
Camera Canon Digital IXUS 145 user reviews are praised for amazingly real, bright colors and user-friendliness. It quickly focuses and instantly processes images, which is always welcome in a compact camera. Most exposures are well balanced and, apparently, correctly measured. Although there are some overexposures in portrait photography on a bright background, but this can be corrected by exposure compensation.
The macro mode works very well, allowing you to get closer to the subject being photographed without dropping the shadow of the zoom lens on it. On the edges of the frame a little blurred, but there is nothing that would look out of place.

There are several white balance modes available, but they do not have to be used often, since the automatic white balance perfectly copes with most scenes, except overcast ones that make colors colder than they really are. Switching to the cloudy white balance fixes the situation.
The sensitivity of the model varies in the range of ISO 100-3200 (manual setting is limited to 1600). In pictures taken at ISO 1600 and above, noise is noticeable. Shooting in good lighting at ISO 800 or below should minimize noise if you do not view the images in full size. Also some noise is present even at ISO 400 in low light, but it’s still pretty good performance.
Filters are standard for IXUS, but each model introduces something of its own. Each of them is displayed on the screen before shooting, which is useful because the camera does not offer any editing options or post-processing.

On some images of the Canon Digital IXUS 145 reviews note minor chromatic aberrations, but it is unlikely that this would be noticeable when printing photos of A4 size or less. Optics do not give noticeable distortion or edging.
The screen is crisp, bright and easily visible under most corners, although at extreme tilt it becomes mirrored, which makes viewing difficult, and the colors displayed on the display become slightly muted in bright sunlight.
The efficiency of scaling is generally good, especially when using 8x optical zoom. And although the digital zoom can reach 32x, at the maximum the image is quite noisy, so it’s better to stick to 16x and lower.

Canon IXUS 145: disadvantages and advantages
According to users, they are impressed by the quality of the series, and the 145th model did not disappoint them. The camera has a limited set of functions, but what the camera can do, it does very well, creating clear, bright, sharp images. However, it would be nice to see more innovations. The manufacturer has excellent technology, and it would be nice to see them in a budget compact – for example, the ability to download to social networks or a touch screen.
According to users, they are impressed by the quality of the series, and the 145th model did not disappoint them. The camera has a limited set of functions, but what the camera can do, it does very well, creating clear, bright, sharp images. However, it would be nice to see more innovations. The manufacturer has excellent technology, and it would be nice to see them in a budget compact – for example, the ability to download to social networks or a touch screen.
Customers’ comments about the Canon Digital IXUS 145 indicate that the manufacturer has once again released a great in every respect compact: easy to use, making great photos and fitting into the pocket. Although it is always nice to see other functions – panoramic mode or the possibility of post-processing, the low price does not allow making claims. IXUS 145 provides quality photos in a wide range of shooting conditions.
If you need something better, for a small surcharge, you can consider buying Nikon Coolpix S3600, which offers 20 megapixels, as well as retouching in the camera, and the Panasonic SZ8 boasts Wi-Fi, a wider LCD screen and a large optical zoom

Conclusion
Canon Digital IXUS 145 reviews are called the ideal camera for a beginner amateur photographer. Its menu system is easy to use, the automatic mode works well, and the price is very attractive. Also, the quality of the image is undeniable, and the size and weight of the camera allow it to always take with you, regardless of the situation.

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