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

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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

PC Magazine
15 December 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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Overall 8
Design 9
Value for money 8
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 8

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS review

What Digital Camera
23 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The 10-megapixel Canon 970 IS features a 5x zoom – the longest in the IXUS range.
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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. Other features include a 10 Megapixel CCD, optical image stabilization, a 2.5" LCD display, and lots of point-and-shoot features.
  • 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 feature, Movie mode supports VGA quality clips as long as one hour, Above average battery life, USB 2.0 High Speed support
  • 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 while using a tripod
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Canon Digital Ixus 970 IS compact digital camera review

14 July 2008
  • Summary: The Canon Digital Ixus 970 IS is pricey next to its rivals, and its performance doesn’t justify this.
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Canon Powershot SD890 IS

Steve's Digicams
3 June 2008
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Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Review

Digital Camera Review
14 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Following up on a classic is inherently risky business: the list of new releases in the digicam world that have ultimately been cursed by the "but the last model was so good" argument is long and invariably grows every year. Ultimately, as gets said many times around here, there's a fine line between offering enough improvements to justify current-generation prices and doing too much messing with a good thing.
  • Pros: AF performance remains a highlight, Clean, vibrant shots, even at higher ISOs, Almost too easy to use, New styling and interface (if you like it)
  • Cons: Flash recycle/shot-to-shot times not improved, Initial price is predictably steep, Lens and white balance could be better, New styling and interface (if you hate it)
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Features 8
Ease of use 8
Photo quality 9
Build quality 9
Color and saturation 9

Canon IXUS 970 IS

2 weeks ago
  • 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 7

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • 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

5x optical zoom and 10 megapixels in a stylish package

Good Gear Guide.au
22 December 2008
  • Summary: With few flaws a lot to like, the IXUS 970IS is another great compact camera from Canon. Its most noteworthy feature is the stabilised 5x optical zoom, but there should be something for most users in this package.
  • Pros: 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilisation, sharp images, good noise performance up to ISO 800, looks fantastic
  • Cons: Some chromatic aberration issues, power button poorly designed
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Overall 6

Canon Digital Ixus 970 IS review

21 July 2008
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