Series #
160 : IXUS
175 : IXUS
180 : IXUS
285 HS : IXUS
275 HS : IXUS
Highlights
160 : Sony G Lens
175 : Sony G Lens
180 : Sony G Lens
285 HS : Sony G Lens
275 HS : Sony G Lens
Sony G Lens: G Lenses produce superior in-focus image quality, as well as beautiful defocused background.
Camera Type
160 :  Compact digital camera
175 :  Compact digital camera
180 :  Compact digital camera
285 HS :  Compact digital camera
275 HS :  Compact digital camera
Camera Effective Pixels
160 : 20 MP
175 : 20 MP
180 : 20 MP
285 HS : 20.2 MP
275 HS : 20.2 MP
Recording Media
160 : microSDHC Memory Card*6, microSDXC Memory Card*5 (*6), microSD Memory Card*6
175 : Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), microSDHC Memory Card*5, microSDXC Memory Card*5 (*6), microSD Memory Card*6
180 : microSDHC Memory Card*6, microSDXC Memory Card*5 (*6), microSD Memory Card*6
285 HS : microSDHC Memory Card*6, microSDXC Memory Card*5 (*6), microSD Memory Card*6
275 HS : microSDHC Memory Card*6, microSDXC Memory Card*5 (*6), microSD Memory Card*6
Design
Color
160 : Red
175 : Red
180 : Blue
285 HS : Silver
275 HS : Black
Best suited for
160 : New User, Professional, Semi-Professional
175 : New User, Professional, Semi-Professional
180 : -
285 HS : -
275 HS : New User, Professional, Semi-Professional
Lens
160 : f/3.2 - f/9.0 (W), f/6.9 - f/20.0 (T)
175 : f/3.2 - f/9.0 (W), f/6.9 - f/20.0 (T)
180 : f/3.0 - f/9.0 (W), f/6.9 - f/20.0 (T)
285 HS : f/3.6 - f/10.0 (W), f/7.0 - f/20.0 (T)
275 HS : f/3.6 - f/10.0 (W), f/7.0 - f/20.0 (T)

These are different aperture values f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8 (high to low) It is calibrated in f/stops and is generally written as numbers such as 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11 and 16. The lower f/stops give more exposure because they represent the larger apertures, while the higher f/stops give less exposure because they represent smaller apertures.

A lens that has an aperture of f/1.2 or f/1.4 as the maximum aperture is considered to be a fast lens, because it can pass through more light. This is the reason behind using lenses with large apertures that better suits low light photography.

Battery
Battery pack
160 : Battery Pack NB-11L
175 : Battery Pack NB-11L
180 : Battery Pack NB-11L
285 HS : Battery Pack NB-11LH
275 HS : Battery Pack NB-11LH
Battery life of still shooting
160 : -
175 : Approx. 220 images Number of Shots (Eco Mode) Approx. 300 images
180 : -
285 HS : -
275 HS : -
Technical Details
Self Timer
160 : -
175 : Portrait1, Portrait 2
180 : -
285 HS : -
275 HS : -
Image Sensor Size
160 : 1/2.3 type mm
175 : 1/2.3 type mm
180 : 1/2.3 type mm
285 HS : 1/2.3 type mm
275 HS : 1/2.3 type mm
Flash Modes
160 : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Slow Synchro
175 : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Slow Synchro
180 : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Slow Synchro
285 HS : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Slow Synchro
275 HS : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Slow Synchro
160 : 1 - 1/2000 second 15 - 1 second (in Long Shutter mode)
175 : 1 - 1/2000sec. 15 - 1sec. (in Long Shutter mode)
180 : 1 - 1/2000sec. 15 - 1sec. (in Long Shutter mode)
285 HS : 1 - 1/2000sec. 15 - 1sec. (in Long Shutter mode)
275 HS : 1 - 1/2000 second 15 - 1 second (in Long Shutter mode)

Shutter speed also referred as exposure time is the time when the camera shutter is opened to expose sensor to the light. There are some times when you require fast speeds like sports or action photography, but there are other times that you can slow things down a little and get some very nice results indeed.

Shutter speed is generally measured in fractions of a second. Eg: 1/250 means one two-hundred-and-fiftieth of a second or four milliseconds. Most modern DSLRs cameras have shutter speeds of up to 1/4000th of a second, while some high end cameras can handle much higher speeds of 1/8000th of a second and even faster than that. The longest shutter speed on most DSLRs is typically 30 seconds i.e. without using external remote triggers.

  • Probably the most common settings for a DSLR used outside are 125th/sec at F8 or 250th/sec at F8.
  • 30 seconds or more: Good for night shots
  • 1 second: If you are at a party or a capture a dance
  • Range (line of sight)
    160 : 1cm (0.4in.) - infinity (W), 1.3m (4.3ft.) - infinity (T)
    175 : 1 cm (0.4 in.) - infinity (W), 1.3 m (4.3 ft.) - infinity (T) Macro: 1 – 50cm (W) (0.4in. – 1.6ft. (W))
    180 : 1cm (0.4in.) - infinity (W), 1.0m (3.3ft.) - infinity (T)
    285 HS : 1cm (0.4in.) - infinity (W), 1.0m (3.3ft.) - infinity (T)
    275 HS : -
    Metering
    160 : -
    175 : Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    180 : -
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : -
    Image Sensor and Processing
    Aspect Ratio
    160 : 4:3
    175 : 4:3
    180 : 4:3
    285 HS : 4:3
    275 HS : 4:3
    Autofocus
    Autofocus Type
    160 : Continuous, Servo AF
    175 : Continuous, Servo AF
    180 : Continuous, Servo AF
    285 HS : Continuous, Servo AF
    275 HS : Continuous, Servo AF
    Focusing Brightness Range
    160 : -
    175 : -
    180 : -
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : 1cm (0.4in.) - infinity (W), 1.0m (3.3ft.) - infinity (T)
    Exposure Control
    160 : Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    175 : -
    180 : Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    285 HS : Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    275 HS : Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera determines the exposure. Now-a-days camera comes with light “meter”, which is a sensor that measures the amount and intensity of light.Metering is all about how your camera determines what the correct shutter speed and aperture should be, depending on the amount of light that goes into the camera and the sensitivity of the sensor.
    ISO Speed Automatically set
    160 : AUTO, ISO 100 – ISO800 1-stop increments
    175 : AUTO, ISO 100 – ISO 800 1-stop increments
    180 : AUTO, ISO 100 – ISO800 1-stop increments
    285 HS : AUTO, ISO 80 – ISO1600 1-stop increments
    275 HS : AUTO, ISO 80 – ISO1600 1-stop increments
    Connectivity
    160 : -
    175 : -
    180 : One-touch Remote, One-touch Sharing
    285 HS : One-touch Remote, One-touch Sharing
    275 HS : One-touch Remote, One-touch Sharing
    For communication with smartphones or connection to Connect Station
    Monitor Details
    LCD Monitor Type
    160 : -
    175 : TFT
    180 : -
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : -
    LCD Monitor size
    160 : -
    175 : 2.7 "
    180 : 2.7 "
    285 HS : 3 "
    275 HS : -
    LCD Monitor dots
    160 : 230000 M
    175 : 230000 M
    180 : 230000 M
    285 HS : 461000 M
    275 HS : 461000 M
    Movie Shoot
    Shooting Functions
    160 : -
    175 : Self-portrait timer
    180 : Self-portrait timer
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : -
    Live View Shooting
    Focus Methods
    160 : Live View Control
    175 : -
    180 : -
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : -
    Panasonic Special
    160 : Digital
    175 : -
    180 : Lens-shift type
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : Lens-shift type
    OIS is a mechanism used in a still camera or video camera that stabilizes the recorded image by varying the optical path to the sensor.
    Recording
    Still Image Scene Mode
    160 : Portrait
    175 : Portrait
    180 : Portrait
    285 HS : Night Scenery, Portrait
    275 HS : Night Scenery, Portrait
    Picture Style
    160 : Face Self-timer, Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Landscape, Long Shutter, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect, Potrait, Snow, Super Vivid, Toy Camera Effect
    175 : Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Long Shutter, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect, Snow, Super Vivid, Toy Camera Effect
    180 : Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Long Shutter, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect, Snow, Super Vivid, Toy Camera Effect
    285 HS : Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Long Shutter, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect, Snow, Super Vivid
    275 HS : Face Self-timer, Fish-eye Effect, Landscape, Long Shutter, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect, Potrait, Retro Photo, Super Vivid, Toy Camera Effect
    Recorded Pixels Large
    160 : 5152 x 3864 MP
    175 : 5152 x 3864 MP
    180 : 5152 x 3864 MP
    285 HS : 5184 x 3888 MP
    275 HS : 5184 x 3888 MP
    Recorded Pixels Medium
    160 : 3648 x 2736 MP
    175 : 3648 x 2736 MP
    180 : 2048 x 1536 MP
    285 HS : 3648 x 2736 MP
    275 HS : 3648 x 2736 MP
    Recorded Pixels Raw
    160 : 2048 x 1536 MP
    175 : 5152 x 3864 MP
    180 : 2560 x 1920 MP
    285 HS : 2592 x 1944 MP
    275 HS : 2048 x 1536 MP
    Weight & Dimensions
    Width
    160 : 95.2 mm
    175 : 95.2 mm
    180 : 95.3 mm
    285 HS : 99.6 mm
    275 HS : 99.6 mm
    Depth
    160 : 22.1 mm
    175 : 22.1 mm
    180 : 23.6 mm
    285 HS : 22.8 mm
    275 HS : 22.8 mm
    Hieght
    160 : 54.3 mm
    175 : 95.2 mm
    180 : 56.8 mm
    285 HS : 58 mm
    275 HS : 58 mm
    Weight
    160 : 0.127 kg
    175 : 0.126 kg
    180 : 0.138 kg
    285 HS : 0.147 kg
    275 HS : 0.147 kg
    Additional Details
    160 : Continuous Shooting
    175 : Continuous Shooting
    180 : Continuous Shooting
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : -
    The drive mode function within a camera can be used to change whether your camera shoots single or multiple shots once the shutter is full depressed. It can also be used to delay the shot by waiting 2 or 10 seconds to take a photo after the shutter has been pressed.
    LCD Brightness Adjustment
    160 : -
    175 : Auto
    180 : -
    285 HS : -
    275 HS : -
    Zoom
    Zooming to Match Lens Focal Length
    160 : 8x zoom: 5.0 (W) - 40.0 (T) mm 35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 224 (T) mm)
    175 : 5 (W) - 40.0 (T) mm 35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 224 (T) mm)
    180 : 10x zoom: 4.3 (W) - 43.0 (T) mm 35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 240 (T) mm)
    285 HS : 12x zoom: 4.5 (W) - 54.0 (T) mm 35mm film equivalent: 25 (W) - 300 (T) mm)
    275 HS : 12x zoom: 4.5 (W) - 54.0 (T) mm 35mm film equivalent: 25 (W) - 300 (T) mm)