Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD960 / Digital IXUS 110 IS / IXY Digital 510 IS
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Okay, but worse than other mid-range Canons.
Kurt H, Amazon
27 April 2011
Summary: It can probably be considered a good camera, if not compared to other Canons in the $250~$300 range. Cons: -Auto-focus/image stabilization is much slower than other Canons. It takes almost a full second before the LCD shows a non-fuzzy picture after hand movement. -Video files are in Quick Time (.mov) format. Since my previous Canons store videos in .avi format, this makes managing my video library troublesome. There is simply more free software to handle .avi.
Summary: Got this camera for my wife as Valentine's day gife. Wife was very disappointed and ask me to return it or sell it on eBay. The image quality is just so so and the focus is simply way too slow. I am switching back to Fujifilm Finepix.
Summary: The camera is very nice looking, compact, easy to use features, and practical features (I don't get lost in a bunch of unneccesary features). However, the quality of the pictures isn't up to par. Of course, I had a powershot A640 in the past, and I'm not sure anything can compare to that camera, so I may be a bit biased on picture quality.
Excerpt: *Disappointing sharpness in videos, stills seemed fine.* I upgraded to this from an IXUS 80 IS (Powershot SD1100 IS). The 720P video appealed, and being H.264 at almost 25 megabit it theoretically has better technical capabilities of many professional video cameras. You can at least trust that in terms of compression artefacts (blocking and mosquito noise), your camera will be a step ahead of the pack.
Summary: I bought this particular model because I was looking for a wide angle lens and the SD880is is discontinued. It is very similar to other Canon cameras in this price range but be aware that it has a wide LCD preview screen. That's great for HD videos, but still pictures use only a fraction of the screen. The preview image is closer to a 2.2-inch than a 2.8-inch size.
Summary: I bought this camera as a replacement for my wife's SD700 IS. Program mode consistently results in blurry pictures. The battery is also thinner and requires charging after a day of shooting, whereas the SD700 battery lasted about five times as long. It also takes about two times longer to autofocus than the SD700, so she misses quite of few shots of the kids. Scene select seems to work very well, and the macro abilities are outstanding.
Summary: Overall, I am little disappointed with the purchase but thought the quality would be alot better than my old 6mp Cannon camera. The camera takes beautiful pictures outdoors and the colors are outstanding. It takes alittle getting used to since they changed alot around. I previously had a SD600 which I also loved when pictures were taken outdoors. Indoors the pictures do come out alittle too dark, the flash could be better like the SD600.
Excerpt: If you are looking for a wideangle camera with HD-video-feature, you won't find a better camera currently. If HD-video is not important to you, you may as well look for some older Canon models or go after the Fuji F200. Colour and image handling in the SD960 is better than its competitors. If you are skillful in adjusting the image parameters (contrast, saturation, sharpness) according to the light situation you will get the best results in video and still image.