Canon IXUS 165 Red Digital Camera

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Perfect results with a single click. With a handy 8x optical zoom, Intelligent Image Stabilization technology and HD Movie recording, the IXUS 165 is impressive functionality for such a compact camera. For perfect results every time, pop the IXUS 165 in your bag for those candid snaps!


Zoom Function:

The 8x optical zoom allows you to cover the daily shooting range, reaching 224mm equivalent at the telephoto end. The 28mm wide-angle lens enables you to capture more in your frame.


Quality Images:

The high quality CCD sensor is more sensitive to light than ever before, making capturing photos in low light an issue of the past. Images taken on this camera turn out brighter and sharper.


Image Stabilization:

The latest advancement in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS automatically analyses camera movement and applies the best image stabilisation method for the shooting situation. This feature works when shooting still shots as well as video. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to prevent blur.


Smart Auto:

Smart Auto automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and subject, providing a simple way to get high quality images in all situations. Detected scenes are analysed using a variety of presents that allow the camera to choose optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether shooting stills or video.


Image Processor Technology:

The camera is equipped with Canon’s fast processor, the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which makes several important advancements to image quality both in stills and video. Improved light sensitivity allows for high resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that’s exceptionally free of distortion.


HD Movies:

Bring your memories to life as you experience your videos on Full High Definition. The high quality resolution and MP4 audio recording will make your audience feel like they were there with you all along.

Detailed Specifications

Image Sensor

1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels
Approx. 20.0M [7]
Effective / Total Pixels
Approx. 20.5M
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour

Image Processor

DIGIC 4+ with iSAPS technology


Focal Length
5.0 – 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 224 mm)
Optical 8xZoomPlus 16xDigital Approx. 4xCombined Approx. 32x [1]
Maximum f/number
f/3.2 – f/6.9
8 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 2.5-stop [6]. Intelligent IS plus Enhanced Dynamic IS


AF System/ Points
AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes
Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF[4]
AF Lock
AF Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

Exposure Control

Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity
AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600


1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) 15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Colour Matrix


LCD Monitor

6.8 cm (2.7") LCD (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots
Approx. 100%
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD


Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock
Built-in Flash Range
50 cm – 3.0 m (W) / 1.3 – 1.5 m (T)
External Flash
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1 Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2


Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Live View Control, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (5.0 MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks
Drive modes
Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full) [2][3]

Recording Pixels / Compression

Image Size
4:3 - (L) 5152 x 3864, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 5152 x 2896 Resize in playback (M2, S)
(HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps Miniature Effect (HD) 5 fps, 2.5 fps, 1.25 fps Miniature Effect (L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length
(HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [5] (L) up to 4 GB or 1 hour [3]

File Types

Still Image Type
JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
MOV [Video:MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM (monaural)]

Direct Print

Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

Other Features

Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes, with Auto Rotate
Playback zoom
Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer
Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian, Hindi, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew


Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

Memory Card


Supported Operating Systems

PC & Macintosh
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9

Power Source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L/ NB-11LH (NB-11L battery and charger supplied)
Battery life
Approx. 200 shots Eco Mode: Approx. 260 shots Approx. 240min. playback
A/C Power Supply
Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90


Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-1370 Soft Case DCC-1350 Soft Case DCC-1320
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1 Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90, Battery Charger CB-2LFE / CB-2LDE
Canon AV Cable AVC-DC400 Interface cable IFC-400PCU

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1 mm
Approx. 128 g (including battery and memory card)


IXUS 165
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.[1] Depending on the image size selected.[2] Under conditions where the flash does not fire.[3] Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.[4] Some settings limit availability.[5] The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.[6] Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.[7] Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

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