Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820
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Such a good camera... I bought another one.
2 January 2013
Summary: As a professional photographer, I can only tell you that this is a great little camera for the price. More than enough features and I can put it in my front pocket. I recently dropped and broke my first Canon SD890 IS. Thank goodness for ebay! I just bought a used one to replace it.
This is for those who want a point & shoot, but like manual control too.
22 July 2011
Summary: Has excellent manual controls for those who want to go beyond automatic mode. Images are very good. Macro feature is excellent. Battery life is excellent. Easy of use is average. Weight is a little heavy and the shape of the camera, although asthetically pleasing, is conducive to dropping the camera. I lost one of these cameras, but liked it so much I bought another.
lot of camera for the money, surprisingly sharp pictures easy to use
25 April 2011
Summary: i needed a camera that was smaller than my small fuji 10x mini slr , i liked the fuji works fine but wanted something more portable for the spur of moment shots and a backup knock around camera i could easily keep in my pocket, the canon fits the bill nicely and does everything i would want it to do, this camera offers a lot of versitality for its size.
Summary: Ergonomically, the shape of the camera is helpful to the user in that the curvature at the front makes it easy to hold, but it takes away from the visual appeal. The 5x zoom definitely makes a difference relative to our previous camera, which had only 3x zoom. The pictures are clear, and the feature that focuses on faces is helpful. We've only had the camera a couple of days, thus, so far, so good.
Summary: Had an old Pentax that wss wearing out after 8000+ shots, Needed a similar small camera to continue photography because one hand shakes with Parkinson's. Looked over the specs of several small cameras in the $200 - $300 range and found this one had all the features for control and specialty photos that I wanted. Very sharp focus, excellent zoom range, good ISO and better color fidelity means less Photoshop work.
Good Pictures Flimsy Battery Cover, Bad On/Off, Grainy Screen
K. Berlyn "kbmalibu", Amazon
19 March 2009
Summary: Just got this today. Would give the camera casing a 3 star rating, but the photo quality is excellent. It iiiis true what they say about the on/off switch. What a pain to push it in, but my complaint is the battery covering. It feels so flimsy that it could fall off with the slightest bang. When I closed it, it appeared to be slightly out of line. I immediately checked the length of the warranty, which says 1 year, so we will se what happens.
Summary: I like that is has a manual mode on it it takes multiple shots even with flash on. I love that it has it's own battery so it doesn't use AA. So far I don't know what I don't like about it. I decided to buy it cause it was a Canon it had 10mp and the zoom was 5x and that it had a manual setting.
Summary: I have been using this camera for about 4 months. This is the 4th (digital) Canon I have purchased, preceded by a rebel and two elph models for family members. The two features that led me to select this are the 5x zoom and the viewfinder. I don't find the viewfinder to be particularly accurate for framing the picture. On the other hand, I don't find the screen to be a particularly accurate rendering of colors or focus.