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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS

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Expert Review

Dc Resource
24 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH ($379) is an ultra-compact camera with a 12 Megapixel CCD, 5X optical zoom lens (with image stabilization), high resolution 3-inch LCD, HD movie mode, HDMI output, and plenty of point-and-shoot features.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS

PC Magazine
15 July 2009
  • Conclusion: At close to $400, Canon's PowerShot SD970 IS isn't cheap, but an expansive feature set, a top-notch interface, and amazing images help justify the high price.
  • Pros: Fantastic image quality. Fast operating speeds. Sharp 3-inch LCD. Extraordinary user interface. High-definition (720p30) video capture.
  • Cons: Optical zoom can't be used while shooting video. Wide-angle barrel distortion.
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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH Review

Digital Photography Interface
29 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SD970 Digital ELPH continues the ‘large zoom’ Digital ELPH line for those who want above average zoom in a compact camera. The SD970 Digital ELPH features a new, sleeker design, a higher resolution 3 inch LCD screen but keeps the same 5X zoom lens as its predecessor.
  • Pros: Effective red-eye removal tool, good image quality in general (though there are two issues), Stylish design; rear command dial now has tactile ‘clicks’, Large and very sharp 3 inch LCD (good visibility indoors and out too), More telephoto power than your average compact, Very fast performance (ex...
  • Cons: Images look a tad soft; noise reduction smudging from ISO 400 onwards, Lens doesn’t go very wide; has a slow aperture range, Sluggish continuous shooting frame rate, Cannot use optical zoom while recording movies, Lacks manual controls and a live histogram, New Function menu takes an extra button...
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS

CNET
29 June 2009
  • Summary: The Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS offers elegance, straightforward operation and quality -- all the usual IXUS hallmarks. But is it the best IXUS to go for? Probably not -- it costs more than the Digital IXUS 110 IS without having much to show for it
  • Pros: Top-quality design and finish; effective and understated automation; straightforward operation.
  • Cons: No zooming in high-definition movie mode; lacks a wideangle zoom; expensive even compared to its stablemates.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Review

Digitaltrends
24 June 2009
  • Conclusion: When it comes to point-and-shoot digicams it’s hard topping Canon’s better PowerShots. You’ll get fine snapshots but realize the SD970 IS is not the speediest camera on the block and if you’re into shutter speeds and f/stops this is not the right choice.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon Ixus 990 IS review

Digital Arts
21 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The Canon Ixus 990 IS is the company's flagship compact digital camera. It has a 12.1-megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens -- the highest of any Ixus camera to date -- HD 720p video recording, an enlarged thee-inch LCD display with 461,000 pixels and an ultra-stylish design.
  • Pros: Good image quality; 720p video mode; excellent build quality and design.
  • Cons: Limited manual modes and options; too expensive; noise levels could be lower.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Canon IXUS 990 IS

Trusted Reviews
27 June 2009
  • Summary: Canon's top of the range ultra-compact is an expensive little thing.
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Overall 8
7.5

Canon IXUS 990 IS digital camera

Good Gear Guide.au
19 May 2009
  • Summary: The Canon IXUS 990 IS is a great compact camera that combines impressive image quality with an elegant design. However, when it comes to bang for your buck, there are several better deals on the market.
  • Pros: Good image quality, 720p video mode, excellent build quality and design
  • Cons: Limited manual modes and options, too expensive, noise levels could be lower
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Overall 9
8.7
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 990 IS

Cameras
12 May 2009
  • Conclusion: A shade expensive for what you get, but if you are looking for all round quality then the Canon IXUS 990 IS scores highly in just about every key area. I would be delighted to own one.
  • Pros: Picture quality, style, build quality, LCD screen quality, turn on times
  • Cons: It does not come cheap
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon IXUS 990 IS digital camera

Pocket Lint
28 April 2009
  • Conclusion: If you must have a compact camera but need lots of pixels and a decent zoom then the 990IS is certainly a top performer. The range of functions and features is good and it’s easy to use. Image quality is very good with very little to be concerned about in that department.
  • Pros: LCD screen is great, good zoom
  • Cons: Dial on rear a bit fiddly, expensive
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