Reviews and Problems with Canon Powershot SD770 IS / Digital IXUS 85 IS / IXY 25 IS
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9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this camera to replace my SD400 which I had a broken LCD after I accidently smashed it. To my disappointment the face recognition on SD770 doesn't detect well, so alot of times, it focus on the wrong spots, and the image came out blurry. It's difficult to get the face recognition/focus to work on the spots that you want, so you have to repress the button many times to try to get it to detect right.
Excerpt: I am a Canon person. Almost every camera I have ever had has been a canon. I had an earlier model similar to this camera but it started to show signs of wear, especially on the digital screen and the mega pixels were only 4 or 5. I found this camera on clearance and decided to give it a shot since it was double the megapixels and took movies. Almost from the beginning I was dissapointed in the camera and preferred to use the older version.
Summary: I have used a number of different point and shoots (Nikon, Sony and Canon) but I always end up sticking with Canon. I have had every iteration of the Elph line and this camera was an upgrade from the original SD IS, the SD700 IS. While the SD700 is only 6MP it takes great pictures. I have used the SD700 on trips to Italy and London (rather than lug the Canon 20D around) and the image quality is superb. The camera build quality is excellent and solid.
Summary: I've had the camera for a few weeks now. The face recognition and auto red-eye reduction are really cool. It's fairly easy to use but some of the functions could be a little easier to access. It has one menu for general camera settings like pictures size, date, etc. and a separate menu for settings you might set while taking pictures. It can be a little annoying having to dive into these different menus to find what you what to change.
Summary: Well, I will go along with all the positive things .... but my lovely Ixus developed a lense error after six months, well within the guarantee. Message. 'lense error, restart camera', with the lense locked in the extended position and a black screen. So I returned it to a Canon repairer. I received a repair estimate for £85. Repair had been denied because there was sand in the camera.On the face of it this seems reasonable, as it suggests lack of care.
Summary: My previous camera - a Canon IXUS suffered water damage on holiday - my water bottle leaked in my bag - and consequently did not work at all. On returning from hols, the natural replacement was the latest Canon IXUS model. It seems OK but am disappointed by the size of the viewing screen which is somewhat smaller than my previous camera. In hindsight I should have done more research before buying a replacement.
Summary: After reading a lot of reviews is decided on the canon IXUS 85IS then after scouring websites and shops found it on amazon at £60 cheaper than anywhere else at the time Very easy to set up and use, battery life was impressive fits easily in pocket without being to bulky menu easy to suss out with plenty of quality options available An all round good digital camera for those who want to pic up and shoot
Summary: Recieved this camera as a present. Beautiful tiny size. A delight to put in ones pocket before a day out. Beats carrying my Fuji 6500fd in a large case. Nice big screen so you can compose the image. I've had the Canon A80 and A95 in the past and for user friendly-ness the Ixus is as good. Have put a 4gb SDHC card in and its telling me on the highest resolution I could get 894 photos on the card. Battery life is superb.