Taking Mommy and Baby Selfies with the Canon IXUS 265 HS

My bag is so heavy. What’s inside? Basically, I have my kikay kit, a fan, my calling cards, my iPad my alcohol spray, my mosquito repellent spray for me and my daughter and my wallet with thousands of discount cards. Occasionally, I carry other stuff for my daughter and my camera, when I have to cover important events. If I were given the choice, I would bring my camera every time, but the thing is, the one that I have now is really very heavy.

I still prefer carrying a camera around since I really prefer the quality of the pictures that a camera gives over mobile phones. I got to try the Canon IXUS 265 HS and I loved it! It’s so sleek and light-weight. I could not believe that this slim contraption gave me really clear images with its 16 MP HS System and its 12x zoom lens. I was so surprised also to find out that it had many other features which is really relevant to moms like me.

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I love my Canon IXUS 265 HS!

First of all, I love the ultra-wide angle since I can capture pictures of my huge family and group pictures of my workshops. I also love the zoom in to distant subjects using its powerful optical zoom and ZoomPlus, since I don’t have to run to get close to my uber-ly active toddler.

A picture of my uberly active toddler!

A picture of my uberly active toddler!

Also, it has become a habit of mine to update my social media accounts with the photos that I take on a daily basis, so I was surprised to see that the Canon IXUS 265 HS had a Wi-Fi and NFC feature for easy connection to your smartphone so that you can easily share images.

I also discovered today that this compact camera has a Create Shot feature that’s so cool. I am not gifted with that eye for detail so I’m really fascinated with the pictures of those gifted with creativity. With this feature, the camera creates creative shots for me but just taking one click. The Canon IXUS 265 HS gives me various options to choose from. Check out these photos of my grandma’s garden:

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Also, I really appreciate the Image Stabilizer as I love taking pictures of my daughter. It’s so hard to take pictures that are not blurred especially now that she loves to run around. At 1.5 years old, she can’t keep still and it’s so frustrating since I’m the type who loves to document each moment in her life. With the Canon IXUS 265 HS, I don’t have to worry about having blurry shots.

The other features that this camera has is that it has Smart Auto that takes care of all the camera settings so you don’t have to worry about adjusting things like ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Another cool feature that I haven’t encountered before is the Hybrid Auto that helps you get a movie summary of your day. When you’re in this mode, all you have to do is shoot pictures then it gets both the short video and stills of what you have shot. The camera is so smart that it creates this visually amazing compilation of the clips.

Also for those who love taking selfies, the IXUS selfiepod makes this camera more amazing. My baby and I love talking selfies. Check out our selfies using the IXUS 265 HS special “selfie features”.

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Here are some selfie tips from yours truly:

Guide to Ultimate Selfie-Style for Mommy and Baby

1) Make sure your baby is in a comfortable position.
2) If you want to hide that double chin, shoot from a higher angle.
3) Take a shot of your baby’s smile by just shooting and shooting. You’ll eventually get one that’s nice! Haha!
4) Oh, for baby and mommy #ootd’s, do plan your outfits ahead of time. Make sure that your baby is comfortable with the clothes that you have chosen. Also, shoot in a background that would take the focus away from you and your baby.
5) Last, but not least, make sure you use a quality camera like Canon IXUS 265 which comes with a selfiepod too, so that you can concentrate on holding your baby!

Show me your mommy and baby selfies! Join the new selfie craze and use #IXUSStyleSelfie #ishootwithcanon #canonphilipines when you post on Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Can’t wait to see your baby and mommy selfies!