Canon IXUS 185
Specifications

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (W x D x H)

95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1 mm

Weight

Approx. 126 g (including battery and memory card)

20.0 MP

20 Megapixels

28mm 8x zoom

8x optical zoom with wide-angle

16x zoom plus

Zoom to 16x with great quality

Digic 4

Powerful DIGIC processing

Easy Auto

Simple, worry-free camera control

Smart Auto 32 scenes

Auto mode with 32-scene detection

HD movies 720p

720p movies

Date stamp

Add date stamps to your images

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Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

Type

1/2.3 type CCD

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.0M 1

Effective / Total Pixels

Approx. 20.5M

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 4+

Lens

Focal Length

5.0 – 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 224 mm)

Zoom

Optical 8x
ZoomPlus 16x
Digital approx. 4x
Combined approx. 32x 2

Maximum f/number

f/3.2 – f/6.9

Construction

8 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation

Electronic type (Digital IS Mode)

Focusing

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF 3

AF Assist Beam

Yes

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)

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO Sensitivity

AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
AUTO ISO: 100 - 800

Shutter

Speed

1 – 1/2000 s (Auto Mode)
15 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type

TTL

Settings

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

LCD Monitor

Monitor

6.8 cm (2.7") LCD (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels.
Quick-bright LCD available via holding INFO Button

Flash

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

Face Detection FE

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 3.0 m (W) / 1.3 – 1.5 m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Shooting

Modes

Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (5.0 MP), Digital IS, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Easy Auto activated by default

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 0.8 shots/s
Low Light Mode (5.0 MP): Approx. 2.2 shots/s
(all speeds are until memory card becomes full) 4, 5

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

4:3 - (L) 5152 x 3864, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9/ W - (L) 5152 x 2896
Resize option available in playback

Compression

Fine

Movies

(HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 29.97 fps

Movie Length

(HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s 6

(L) up to 4 GB or 1 hour 7

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

Movies

MOV [Video: H.264, Audio: MPEG4 AAC-LC (monaural)]

Other Features

Red-Eye Correction

Yes

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes, with Auto Rotate

Histogram

Yes, during playback

Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom

Menu Languages

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

Interface

Computer

Hi-Speed USB composite connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

A/V output, composite connector (PAL/NTSC)

Memory Card

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 8
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12

Software

Other

CameraWindow DC

Power Source

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L / NB-11LH (NB-11L battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 210 shots
Eco Mode: Approx. 285 shots
Playback Mode: Approx. 240 min

Accessories

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-1320
Soft Case DCC-1350
Soft Case DCC-1370

Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Battery Charger CB-2LFE / CB-2LDE
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L/ NB-11LH

Other

Canon AV Cable AVC-DC400
Interface cable IFC-400PCU

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
  2. Depending on the image size selected.
  3. Some settings limit availability.
  4. Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
  5. Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
  6. 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.
  7. Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
  8. Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only