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Canon IXUS 125 HS review

A 16.1MP snapper with face detection and 5x optical zoom

Canon IXUS 125 HS review

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Noise and grain are suppressed impressively well throughout the Canon IXUS 125 HS's sensitivity range.

Only at the highest ISO 3200 setting is colour speckling evident, but is not especially problematic. Detail is slightly smoothed at ISO 1600 and 3200, but not to distracting levels.

The Canon IXUS 125 HS succeeds admirably well in producing great image quality at all ISO settings.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Wink Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)135 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Battery Model SupportedNB-11L
Height57 mm
Width93.2 mm
Depth20 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model125 HS
Product NameIXUS 125 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6046B007AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Inside a slim, stylish metal body the IXUS 125 HS packs a host of helpful features - so taking great shots is a breeze, even in low light. Face ID prioritises friends and Full HD movies add to the fun.

Battery Life170 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 125 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L
  • Charger
Display Resolution461000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker