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Canon IXUS 185 review

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Another super-slim camera from the Ixus range, the Canon Ixus 185 is claimed to bring the power of quality and zoom into your pocket. It looks very similar to the Ixus 190, but with some slight differences - but how does it compare with other compact cameras for image quality? We ran it through a gamut of tests to find out.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great for?
  • What's the picture quality like?
  • What's it like to use?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Ebuyer
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We have tested 58 compact cameras and found that there are 10 Don't Buys and 15 Best Buys.
Range of Compact camera scores
  1. 18%
    Lowest score
  2. 59%
    Average score
  3. 79%
    Highest score
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