Testing Out My New Affordable Camera – Canon IXUS 185

I’ve been meaning to get a good camera for a long time. And I mean a loooong time. So, the day before my sister’s graduation, I rushed off to Argos with one thing on my mind. And one thing only. Okay, there were probably a number of things on my mind but you know what I mean. Anyway, back to the matter at hand. I went off to Argos and asked for some advice about which camera to get. A while later, I had this affordable digital camera in my hand and was ready to test it out.

So without further ado, below are a few pictures I took with this camera, and you can form your own opinion once you’ve had a little look. I’ve deliberately included a range of pictures, some taken with flash, some that are blurry, just so you can get a real feel for the kind of pictures this camera takes.

Disclaimer: all pictures below are completely unedited and are shown just as they were taken.

As you can see, the lighting itself and angles etc, obviously make a difference, which is the reason why there are quite a few pictures of the cupcakes; to demonstrate that there are other factors that affect the quality of the pictures, and it’s not all down to the camera. For example, a good photographer would probably be able to take insane pictures with this camera, as they would be able to make it work and would know a whole lot more than me about angles and lighting etc.

Now, I really don’t know much about cameras, but the Canon IXUS 185 was on sale in a bundle for just £99, and the bundle came with a case (which I haven’t used yet, to be honest) and a 16GB memory card, which I have most definitely used.

So, what do I think?

I feel like in general, the pictures taken with flash came out a lot better than those taken without. All of the above pictures that were blurry were taken without flash, but to be fair, a few still came out well without flash, too. All in all, I’m happy with the results as I only need this camera to take pictures and the occasional video, and that’s exactly what it does. Ooh, might I add that when my sister was walking across the stage during her graduation ceremony, I zoomed in and recorded the whole thing and when I watched it back, it was in great quality (not perfect, but I could still see her clearly), which is a big plus as we were sat quite far up and I had to zoom in a lot.

It may not be the best camera, but for a first camera (like it was mine), it’s definitely not bad. I mean, the quality of the pictures are still pretty good, and just like any camera, this one isn’t immune to the odd few blurry pictures. Like I said, I don’t know much about cameras, but if you’re looking for one that essentially does the job, takes good quality pictures most of the time (and is a Canon, might I add), then you can’t go wrong with the Canon IXUS 185.

Thank you for reading, I hope you found this post helpful!

Will you be buying a Canon IXUS 185 anytime soon? If so, the bundle is still on sale at Argos, so be quick if you want to grab it at their lowest price yet!

Lots of love,

1 Week Mary x


3 thoughts on “Testing Out My New Affordable Camera – Canon IXUS 185

  1. How cute are those graduation cupcakes?! It looks like your sister had a fantastic graduation, and I’m sure that she appreciated you being on hand with your new camera to capture the day! As you get used to the camera your photography skills will develop, I’m sure! I hope it gives you a whole new passion for taking photos!

    Abbey 👑 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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