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Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820
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Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820

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Overall 8
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Design 9
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Value for money 8
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Features 9
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Performance 9
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Picture quality 8
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Canon IXUS 970 IS Review

What Digital Camera
12 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The 10-megapixel Canon 970 IS features a 5x zoom – the longest in the IXUS range.
  • Pros: Design, control as sensitivity is increased.
  • Cons: Expensive, purple fringing.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
11 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH ($399) is the "big zoom" model in this popular series of ultra-compact cameras. It features a 5X optical zoom lens, with a focal range of 37 - 185 mm, which is considerably more than you'll find on most cameras in this class.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (in good light), 5X optical zoom in a compact, stylish body, Optical image stabilization, Generally snappy performance, Optical viewfinder, a rarity in this class (even though its tiny), Redeye not a problem thanks to automatic removal tool, Well implemented face detection...
  • Cons: Images are on the noisy side in low light, Some corner blurring, LCD very difficult to see when wearing polarized sunglasses, Lens is on the slow side (in terms of aperture), Sluggish flash recharging, Difficult to access power button, More manual controls would be nice, Can't swap memory cards w...
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

PC Magazine
30 July 2008
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SD890 IS's quirky design can be a bit of a pain, and it's not the cheapest compact camera you can buy, but this fully loaded shooter pumps out high-quality images.
  • Pros: Vivid color in night shots. Excellent video quality. Can start up in review mode and preview scene modes on LCD. Impressive battery life.
  • Cons: Pricey. Awkward Power button. Scroll wheel takes some getting used to.
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Canon Digital Ixus 970 IS compact digital camera review

Techworld
14 July 2008
  • Summary: Canon’s Ixus line is renowned for its styling, but the Digital Ixus 970 IS’s design is a triumph of style over substance.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
3 June 2008
  • Summary: The PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH is a compact model with 10-megapixels, a 5x optically image stabilized, zoom lens, 2.5 inch PureColor II LCD display, all packed into a contoured body.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot ELPH SD890 IS

CNET
14 May 2008
  • Summary: A solid compact snapshooter, the Canon PowerShot SD890 IS nevertheless disappoints when compared with its predecessors and line-mates.
  • Pros: Optical image stabilization; optical viewfinder; decent photos.
  • Cons: Poor shot-to-shot performance; small LCD; awkward design; no optical zoom in movie capture.
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Overall 5
5.0

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS review

Digital Arts
20 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon’s Ixus line is renowned for its styling, but the Ixus 970 IS’s design is a triumph of style over substance. It looks great but its ergonomics are terrible, which is a shame as the technology inside the pretty shell allows you to capture some great images.
  • Pros: Crisp output images; excellent colour reproduction; high zoom; attractive design.
  • Cons: Fiddly and sluggish controls; pricey; poor ‘high-sensitivity’ mode.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 4
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Picture quality 9
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Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS

Trusted Reviews
27 November 2008
  • Summary: With a 10MP sensor and 5x zoom lens, can the IXUS 970 IS live up to its extravagant price tag?
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Photo quality 9
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Build quality 9
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Color and saturation 9
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Canon IXUS 970 IS

Cameras
12 April 2008
  • Conclusion: The Canon IXUS 970 IS is more expensive than most digital cameras. In this instance it is a case of you get what you pay for. If you are looking for a classy, compact digital camera then you can't go far wrong with this camera.
  • Pros: Style - build quality - picture quality - viewfinder - excellent LCD screen
  • Cons: Shutter delay with flash
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS digital camera

Pocket Lint
8 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Canon has worked over the 950 IS issues and certainly improved them here, if not to the degree one might expect. Particularly good is the fast flash recycling, which is to be applauded, the screen’s a little gem and the new lens while still slightly soft helps get the most from the pixels on offer.
  • Pros: Build and design, image stabilisation, low ISO image quality
  • Cons: No "true" manual controls – even in manual, high ISO image noise, zoom lens does not provide a wide enough field of view.
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