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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS

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Overall 8
8.2

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS / PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH

Camera Labs
1 August 2009
  • Summary: The camera’s unique grip shape, which resembles a squashed figure-eight from the side, looks and feels a little odd at first, but before long offers a comfortable and secure grip. And like all of Canon’s higher-end compacts, the build quality and finish are excellent.
  • Pros: High resolution images., Good screen with optional viewfinder., Great battery life with viewfinder., Manual control over exposure.
  • Cons: Lacking true wide-angle coverage., No optical zoom while filming., No HD video or HDMI port., Modest burst mode at 1.3fps.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Canon IXUS 980 IS Review

What Digital Camera
28 June 2009
  • Summary: Overall then, performance is excellent with the IXUS 980IS, though this is what you’d hope from a camera with its price tag. The 980IS features an SRP of £389, which it’s safe to say is at the high end of the compact market.
  • Pros: Image quality, high ISO performance, body shape
  • Cons: Price, LCD could be larger, cramped button layout
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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH review

Digital Photography Interface
27 November 2008
  • Conclusion: The 14.7 megapixel Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH sounds like the most perfect compact camera ever made. High resolution, good battery life, optical image stabilization and a full manual mode with flash control and manual focus; all packed into a pocketable camera with a solid, stylish design...
  • Pros: Very good image quality, especially from a 14.7 megapixel compact, Stylish and solid design; has an optical viewfinder, Above average battery life, Blazing fast performance, Full manual mode, with flash output control and manual focus, Useful bells-and-whistles: iContrast and Face Self-timer, Eff...
  • Cons: Tiny bundled memory card is a joke for a 15 megapixel camera, Average, non-wide angle lens (all the competition have this), Rear command dial is a little loose and lacks tactile ‘clicks’, Lacks aperture/shutter priority modes and HD movie mode
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

PC Magazine
10 November 2008
  • Conclusion: What Canon's SD990 IS lacks in glamorous features it makes up for in speed and brilliant images.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality. Full manual operation. Speedy boot and recycle times. Very little shutter lag.
  • Cons: Expensive. Somewhat bulky. Can't record high-def video. Just average noise scores.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
25 October 2008
  • Summary: Canon has released the ultra-compact PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH for 2008. Loaded with a host of advanced features, such as Optical Image Stabilization and Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor, the SD990 IS is ideal for the trendsetting techie looking for functionality and style.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Canon IXUS 980 IS

Trusted Reviews
22 June 2009
  • Summary: It’s got the spec, the looks and the performance, and a price tag to match
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
8.0

Canon Ixus 980IS

GadgetSpeak
16 March 2009
  • Excerpt: This is another in the range of marvellous CanonIxus offerings that I have enjoyed reviewing over the years. Not only me but those of my friends who have taken my advice and purchased one of these little Ixus offerings.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon Ixus 980 IS review

TechRadar UK
30 December 2008
  • Summary: The Ixus 980 IS is so full of tricks, how do they jam in the megapixels?
  • Pros: Easy to use, Plenty of picture modes, Fantastic picture quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon IXUS 980 IS digital camera

Pocket Lint
19 November 2008
  • Conclusion: But I’m glad to say, the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS, while being unorthodox in its styling, is more than capable at taking cracking pictures and while that organic, swooping design might put some off, its imaging performance certainly will not.
  • Pros: Good low ISO image quality, all-metal build and curvy design, features
  • Cons: High ISO image noise, some controls slow to use, organic curvy design might not be to everyone’s taste
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Color and saturation 9
9.0

Canon IXUS 980 IS

Cameras
12 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Obviously I like the picture quality and this is the most important factor for me when choosing a camera. The big question is whether or not you are prepared to pay the premium price. If money is not so important and top quality is all that counts this is likely to be a good choice.
  • Pros: Design - picture quality
  • Cons: Slow when flash is turned on
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