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Canon IXUS 185 (20.5MP) Digital Compact Camera 8x Optical Zoom 2.7 inch TFT LCD (Black)

CCL Code: CAM2990
Manufacturer Code: 1803C009
| Manufacturer: Canon

Key Features:

  • 20 Megapixels
  • Zoom to 16x with great quality
  • Simple-worry free camera control
  • 720p movies
  • 8x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • Add date stamps to your images

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Brilliant quality photos and HD movies are fun and easy with this chic, slim IXUS that has a versatile zoom and fits perfectly in your pocket. Put point and shoot simplicity in your pocket with fantastic quality results using this slim and stylish 20.0 Megapixel IXUS with 8x optical zoom, 16x ZoomPlus, Easy Auto and instant HD movies. Have fun with easy creative modes. Capture your favourite moments in superb quality photos and movies using this chic, ultra-slim IXUS with versatile 8x optical zoom lens. Shoot for longer with Eco Mode. Enjoy exceptional quality, detailed images of friends and family with 20.0 Megapixels and Face Detection. Add a date stamp to see the timeline of your memories. Get fantastic results with one touch of a button using Easy Auto, which chooses the perfect camera settings for you - so all you have to do is concentrate on your shot. Have fun with a range of easy creative modes. Re-create the distortion of a fish-eye lens, make scenes in stills or movies look like miniature scale models and more. Making great movies using the creativity of the optical zoom is fun and easy. With one touch of a button you can effortlessly record creative, sharable HD movies (720p).

Main Features

  • 20 Megapixels
  • Zoom to 16x with great quality
  • Simple-worry free camera control
  • 720p movies
  • 8x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • Add date stamps to your images

Image Device

Image Processor DIGIC 4+
Image Sensor Technology CCD
Image Sensor Pixels 20.5 Megapixels
Image Sensor Type 1/2.3 in
Effective Pixels 20 Megapixels
Resolution (Maximum) 5152 x 3864 Pixels
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 16:9


Lens Canon Lens
Lens Elements 8
Lens Groups 7
Lens Focal Length (Minimum) 5 mm
Lens Focal Length (Maximum) 40 mm
Lens Focal Length - 35mm equivalence (Minimum) 28 mm
Lens Focal Length - 35mm equivalence (Maximum) 224 mm
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom 4 x
Focusing Method 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (fixed centre)
Manual Focus Yes
Image Stabilizer Digital Image Stabilization


Light Metering Method Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
White Balance TTL • Auto (including Face Detection WB) • Daylight • Cloudy • Light Bulb • Fluorescent • Fluorescent H • Custom
Shutter Speed (Fastest) 1/2000
Shutter Speed (Slowest) 15 Second(s)
Self Timer 2 or 10 Seconds or Custom
ISO Sensitivity Setting AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 • AUTO IS : 100 - 800


Built-in Flash Facility Yes
Wide Angle (Minimum) 0.5 m
Wide Angle (Maximum) 3 m
Telephoto (Minimum) 1.3 m
Telephoto (Maximum) 1.5 m
Flash Modes Auto • Manual On / Off • Slow Synchro • Red-Eye Reduction • Face Detection FE


Coverage 100 %
Screen Type TFT Touch Screen LCD Display
Screen Size 2.7 in
Screen Resolution 230,000 Pixels
Built in Screen Yes
Viewfinder Attributes Brightness adjustable to one of five levels • Quick bright LCD available via holding INFO button
Screen Coverage 100 %

Scene/Colour Modes

Scene/Shooting Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected) • P • Portrait • Face Self-Timer • Low Light (5.0MP) • Digital IS • Fish-Eye Effect • Miniature Effect • Toy Camera Effect • Monochrome • Super Vivid • Poster Effect • Fireworks • Long Shutter • Easy Auto activated by default

Image Formats

Image Compression Fine
Image Capture Modes Single • Continuous: Approx. 0.8 shots/s • Low Light Mode (5.0MP): Approx. 2.2 shots/s (all speeds are until memory card becomes full) • Self-Timer
Video File Formats Supported MOV [Video:MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM (monaural)]
Image File Formats Supported JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant


Video Capability (HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps • (L) 640 x 480 29.97 fps
Playback Modes Playback Zoom 2x - 10x • Histogram during playback
Frame Rates 29.97 fps
Video Resolution(s) 1280 x 720 Pixels
Video Facility Yes


Stereo Sound Yes
Built in Microphone Yes

Media Adaptor

Number of Card Slots 1
Secure Digital SD • SDHC • SDXC


USB Ports Hi-Speed USB
Audio/Visual Port 1 x AV Output (NTSC/PAL)


Software Included (may be trial or restricted) CameraWindow DC
Languages Supported English • German • French • Dutch • Danish • Finnish • Italian • Greek • Norwegian • Portuguese • Russian • Swedish • Spanish • Ukrainian • Polish • Czech • Hungarian • Turkish • Simplified Chinese • Chinese (traditional) • Japanese • Korean • Thai • Arabic • Romanian • Farsi • Hindi • Malay • Indonesian • Vietnamese • Hebrew

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Winodws 10/8.1/8/7 SP1 • Mac OS X 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12


Battery Format Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L/ NB-11LH (NB-11L battery and charger supplied)
Battery Quantity 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion - Rechargeable
Power Supply Lithium-Ion Battery


Operating Temperature 0 to 40 °C
Operating Humidity 10 to 90 %


Form Factor Camera
Colour Black
In The Box Digital Camera IXUS 185 • Wrist Strap WS-800 • Battery Pack NB-11L • CB-2LFE • AC Cable • User Manual Kit
Width 9.52 cm
Depth 5.43 cm
Height 2.21 cm
Weight 0.126 kg


Vow Number CO64745


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer Canon
Manufacturer Code 1803C009
EAN 8714574647456
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Canon
Manufacturer Code 1803C009
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Q: canon ixus 185 how do you change from L to M2
Answer by Website User on 10th March 2020
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer technical support on this item, you will need to contact canon on this item. - Kristian N
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