Summary: This camera was expensive and failed to prove its value. I've had it for less than 2 years and the sexy metal face is coming off of the front. The most "abuse" the camera has suffered is being put in my pocket, which is the whole point of a small camera. In addition, there is an extremely long lag time between shots, which means I have to constantly ask my subjects to wait, or I miss the shot completely (like animal or action pics).
Summary: I was impressed when I first got the camera (next day using prime). I was a little bummed when I realized it didn't have any internal memory. Should have researched that more closely. No issue, I ran out and got another card. Once I started taking pictures, I expected that this easy to use camera would produce high quality images. Not so. When set on Auto, conditions had to be perfect to get a good quality shot.
Great photos, but FRAGILE and forget that warranty!
Neil Yee, Amazon
22 December 2009
Summary: I was very happy with my new SD960is and enjoying the improvement in image quality compared to one of my older non-Canon cameras. I guess I will always be partial to "That Canon Color..." I don't think it is accurate color, but it sure is attractive! All was well until I was on vacation and hiking with the camera in a warm tropical environment. A day later the screen quit, and hours after that the lens quit retracting. It had been a sunny day - no rain.
Excerpt: I am completely disappointed in this camera. I have owned and was very pleased with the A620 and 630. My A630 was recently broken and this was supposed to be the replacement. The ONLY good thing I have to say about the camera is the construction is top notch. I chose the 960 because of the wide angle lens and HD video capability. See below: Problems: -Awful CA -Very soft images with lots of obvious noise reduction even in bright conditions.
Wanted to upgrade, instead I got great HD video with blurry/purple fringed AUTO mode pictures.
HiDef Cineza, Amazon
17 July 2009
Summary: Unfortunately after 30 days of review and over 1000 pictures later I am returning this camera. As an avid Canon user (Canon AE-1, S500, and S550), I decided it was finally worth the effort to upgrade out of the world of slow compact flash and go with the latest and greatest. What I found was a major disappointment. PROS: -Size of the camera is great for your pocket. It slips neatly away and is easy to retrieve.
Summary: I wish Canon would get a clue and stop fighting the Megapixel war with the other manufacturers....they are all trying to cram too many mexapixel onto the tiny sensor and it shows with image quality. I'm a professional photographer and I've had several Canon point and shoots...my SD 870IS broke so I thought I would buy a new P&S. I bought this and tried it for a week and returned it. Image quality is okay in decent light, but really poor in low light. Waay too much noise.
Excerpt: Через 8 месяцев отвалился переключатель режимов съемки.) Ремонт на 1900р + ждать деталь из-за бугра 6 (!!) месяцев. Жесть, какими фотиками только не пользовался, но увы... Доказать даже в центральном офисе Canon что заводской дефект не удалось. Сказали что я сломал. Так что покупайте лучше другую модель!!!
Pros: Маленький, качественная сборка, съемка видео HD, хороший диапазон объектива и светочувствительность.
Cons: Шумит при высоких исо, а при 3200 картинка 1600х1200. В целом картинка 12мпх не пахнет, хорошо подойдет только для съемки днем., Мылит при зуме, годен только на отдых или пофоткать бытовуху, в остальном придется вылизывать фото.