Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS
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Love this little camera, just a few problems with it.
M. Marcus "Matt & Tracey", Amazon
20 September 2012
Summary: This is a GREAT starter camera for the aspiring photographer. It really helps you to start to learn the different camera settings if you are just moving on from a point-n-shoot. You honestly would have a very difficult time jumping into a loaded primo camera. My husband is an avid photographer and this was his first big step for cameras. You will definitely have to read the booklet when you get it if you have never used a camera with settings before.
Summary: Pros - This camera replaced my SD550 (7MP). It is essentially the same camera - similar dimensions, similar interface. It has more digital zoom, and it has more than double the megapixels. The image sizes are larger (4-5mb on high setting), so go ahead and buy a fairly large memory card (4+gb). Canon is my favorite company for point and shoot, and I really enjoy the ELPH series.
Summary: I have upgraded from an SD630 to the SD990is. Pros: Image stabilization - Awesome! Color quality - Excellent Video - Superb (blows away the Canon FS1000) Look - Sexy Battery: L-O-N-G life. Cons: 1) A little slow on the draw. My SD630's beats the 990is by half a second on focusing. I have some more research to do so this could be UE. 2) Size: Heavier and fatter than my SD630 but not so much so that I care. 3) Price: But that's what we have Amazon for.
Summary: I love the camera! It is so easy to use and the on off button which someone said was difficult is not a problem. The battery however does not last as long as the 4 AA's I used in my last cannon so I bought an extra battery so I always have one on hand. Problem solved.. I also have a problem with the coach bag. It is too small. I feel like the zipper is going to scratch my camera screen every time I put it in so I bought a bigger camera bag.
Summary: I found this camera to be a really nice one. However I bought it for the reason, I understood, it was great for closeups. I used the micro but was a little bit disappointed in the picture quality. I have another Canon that I use and it was better than this one. I gave this one to a friend and he loves it. He has been able to take really nice pictures and it is so easy to use. So there you have it. I would recommend buying this camera, but not for really close closeups.
Summary: I realize there IS no "perfect point and shoot camera". I suppose there can not be a PERFECT small camera due to the small size. In recent months I have owned TOO many small point and shoot cameras including..the older Canon SD950, a Fuji F100FD, a Panasonic TZ5, Even an Olympus 1010 model..and lastly bought a new discontinued Fuji F30 off e-bay for indoor low light shooting. I am sort of running my own private consumer reports situation it seems.
Summary: The camera have good resolution and great new features but you have to read the manual to get the resolution you want. The only bad thing is older models have a safe lock in the battery and memory stick cover and this model not.
Summary: I have had this camera for a few weeks now and am very pleased with it. It produces some of the best pictures I have seen coming from a point and shoot digital camera. It is a little large for a point and shoot, but it is still very portable and light for its size. My major complaint is the on/off button is a little more difficult to use then I think it should be. You have to press it pretty hard for it to come on, making it more difficult to quickly capture a shot.