Easy, Enjoyable, Perfect for Everyday

The IXUS 185 Silver compact camerahas a super-slim design that’s easy to carry with you everywhere, everyday. The menu and controls are intuitive and easy- to-use, so you spend less time fussing with settings and more time having fun.

20 Megapixel Sensor

The IXUS 185 Silver is driven by a 20 megapixel CCD sensor and DiG!C 4+ image processor. Together, they deliver consistent, clear and detailed images, even in low-light environments.

8x Optical Zoom Lens and Image Stabilisation

Bring your subjects closer with the camera’s 8x optical zoom. The 28mm – 224mm equivalent focal length allows you to capture nice, wide images for more dynamic compositions. Electronic Image Stabilisation keeps images steady and details sharp, even at higher ends of the zoom range.

Hassle Free Smart Auto Mode

Shooting in Smart Auto mode takes the hassle out of settings, letting the camera do the work for you. Able to detect up to 32 different scene types, the IXUS 185 determines the best exposure and settings for your shooting conditions, delivering great results every time.

One Touch Video Recording

With a dedicated video button, recording beautiful, high-definition video has never been easier. The IXUS 185 records in MP4 format which is perfect for online sharing.

Fun Creative Filters and Photo Modes

The IXUS 185 Silver has a range of different Creative Filters that makes social media photo sharing even more enjoyable. Choose from effects like the Super Vivid filter, poster effect, Fisheye, and more.

2.7 Inch LCD Screen

Rounding out the Canon IXUS 185 is a bright 2.7 inch LCD screenfor easy-to-see photo taking and playback, making the camera a perfect “bring anywhere” all-rounder for everyday use.

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.0M
Effective/Total Pixels Approx. 20.5M
Type DIGIC 4+
Focal Length 5.0 – 40.0mm (35mm equivalent: 28 – 224mm)
Zoom Optical 8x
ZoomPlus 16x
Digital approx. 4x
Combined approx. 32x
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)
Type TTL
AF System/Points A/AF (Face detection/9-point) 1-point AF
(Fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto Mode only), Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1cm (W) from front of lens in Macro
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
Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (Auto Mode)
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB) Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Custom.
Monitor 6.8cm (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
Modes Auto, Manual Flash, On/Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest Speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE
Built-in Flash Range 50cm – 3.0m (W)/1.3 – 1.5m (T)
Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Live View Control, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (5.0 MP), Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Drive Modes Easy Auto activated by default
Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.
Image Size 4:3 – (L) 5152 x 3864, (M1) 3048 x 2730, (M2) 2048 x 1530, (S) 640 x 480
16:9/ W – (L) 5152 x 2896
Resize option available in Playback
Compression Fine
Movies (HD) 1280 x 300, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 29.97 fps
Movie Length (HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.
(L) up to 4 GB or 1 hour
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 MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG4 AAC-LC (monaural)]
Red-Eye Correction Yes
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes, with Auto-Rotate
Histogram Yes, during playback
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
Computer Hi-Speed USB Composite connector (mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)
PC & Macintosh Windows 10/8.1/8/7 SPI
Mac OS X 10.0/10.10.10/10.11/10.12
Other Camera/Window DC
Batteries Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery NB-11L/NB-11LH (NB-11LH Battery and Charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 210 shots
Eco Mode: Approx. 285 shots
Playback Mode: Approx. 240 min
Operating Environment 0 – 40°C, 10 – 30% humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D) 95.2 x 30.3 x 22.1 mm
Weight Approx. 126g (with battery and memory card)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

Canon IXUS 185 Compact Digital Camera
Battery Pack (NB-11L)
Battery Charger (CB-2LFE)
AC Cable
Wrist Strap (WS-800)

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Australian warranty

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