Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
Digital Photography Interface
3 November 2009
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
Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS / PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH
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.
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
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS , the latest flagship ultracompact in Canon’s well-known Digital ELPH line of pocket cams, was rolled out just before the holiday buying season got underway in an effort to tempt buyers with a camera that simultaneously offers impressive specs but few frills.
Pros: Superior build quality, styling, Quick Shot mode makes OVF shooting logical, Decent all around performance, Sensible feature set offers the stuff you need without the bloat
Cons: High-res sensor muddies up images, Lens performance, specs only adequate, LCD should be bigger for this price, Too much money for too few bells and whistles?
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.
Excerpt: If you're under the impression that size matters, Canon's all set to change that notion with the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS. This ultra compact has left quite an impression on us, and here's why.
Extremely stylish compact with 14.7-megapixel sensor.
Good Gear Guide.au
26 August 2009
Summary: Another fantastic compact from Canon, the IXUS 980 IS takes everything that was great about past units and adds manual shooting modes, a very smooth design and a higher resolution sensor, making this one of the best high-end compacts on the market.
Pros: Very high resolution, sharp images, manual shooting mode, incredibly stylish