Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD960 / Digital IXUS 110 IS / IXY Digital 510 IS
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 10
Picture quality 8
23 October 2009
Conclusion: Canon IXUS 110 IS digital camera Canon's IXUS cameras are famous all over the world. They belong to the best selling series worldwide and millions have been sold so far. Their success still continues. However, it must be a job and a half for Canon's design department to come up with new ideas to continuously renew the Canon IXUS camera.
Conclusion: The 16:9 LCD on the Canon SD960 IS lets you frame your shots to match the format of HDTV and widescreen laptop displays, and it records excellent HD video. Unfortunately, its price and some image-quality issues prevent it from being a point-and-shoot superstar.
Pros: Fast. Captures HD video. 16:9 LCD. HDMI-out. Long battery life. Produces less noise in images at ISO 1600 than its predecessor did.
Cons: Pricey. Quality problems at outer edges of images.
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 110 IS's theme is 'wide' - a wideangle lens, widescreen HD video shooting and a 2.8in wide LCD screen. But underneath it all, how does the IXUS 110 IS fare as a lifestyle compact?...
Conclusion: This is a good camera with plenty of features to get the creative juices flowing and the HD movie recorder will give you some razor sharp pictures. Compact and light, the Canon IXUS 110 is great for taking pictures quickly and won’t take up too much room in a bag. However, one major gripe with the Canon IXUS 110 is the lens quality.
Excerpt: Canon Powershot SD960 is a typical point and shoot camera featuring easy to use controls, smooth navigation and basic operations that most casual shooters would expect. This model is designed for those who prize portability and chic design, as it a strong machine with a 12.1 megapixel sensor with a chiseled and sleek design.
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Excerpt: At first glance, the Canon PowerShot SD960 IS is your typical point-and-shoot, featuring the easy-to-use controls, smooth navigation, and basic operations most casual shooters expect. Although the SD960 is not your stepping-stone into DSLR photography, it is strong enough to give you the big picture with a 12.1 megapixel sensor and a chiseled and sleek design – sure to make those who prize portability and chic design happy.
Pros: Well-built and very stylish, Exposure settings work accurately and well, Active Display technology, HD video, Consistent and fast autofocus, Proficient ISO performance, High-res 2.8 inch LCD
Cons: Overly saturated default picture settings, Image quality when magnified shows considerable grain and noise, "Smudge Proof" LCD attracts lots of smudges, HD video quality isn't great...
Excerpt: Here we have another attractive looking addition to Canon's premium point-and-shoot range. Yet Canon's IXUS 110 IS has, initially at least, got to be one of the least intuitive (supposedly snapshot-operation) cameras I've used. Talk about a triumph of form over function: from the front the simple design recalls a clam shell mobile phone laid on its side – with curved edge to the left and beautifully smooth overall finish.
Summary: The 110 IS sacrifices quite a lot in order to accommodate its curious styling and additional features. Images aren't as great as we'd expect, but that doesn't mean they're not any good — you'll just have to do a bit more tweaking to get the best out of this camera.
Pros: Wide-angle lens, HD video recording, HDMI output, Good automatic scene detection
Cons: Odd styling, No optical viewfinder, Front cover is prone to scratches and chips, Noisy images at lower ISO levels, No optical zoom during recording