Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS
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oumsker, DP Review
29 March 2010
Excerpt: This camera does exist...and I love it. I don't have a problem of out-of-focus picture like the other reviewer. Its auto mode is very smart, I'd say. I rarely have to adjust anything manually. I don't know if the price has dropped now but when I got it, it was pretty expensive. But everyone loves my camera! It takes great pictures and HD video. I don't have the washout color problem either...and I've been using it since August 2009.
Summary: It's a great camera and looks really elegant, by the look and feel in your hands you can tell that it's a better quality camera. I love that it has 5x zoom and 12 mp. It's not the smallest one, and not really one of the cheap ones, but I bought it to have it for a longer period of time to take great pictures. I like the kind of rounded shape of it; it feels really comfortable holding it in your hand.
Summary: I like it very much, I love its design, I like its selecting wheel, although I think it could be difficult to use or control. The quality of its videos is amazing, they seem a video camera recording, and you can zoom while recording. I'm very happy with it!!
Summary: This is the first time I tried Canon. I wanted to try different brands of point and shoot cameras and I've had a Nikon and Sony in the past. I thought it was time to buy a new one when my Sony of 4 years started to suddenly not respond appropriately. I mainly chose this Canon model because this is the only model that has the size proportion and screen that I like.
Excerpt: After searching for a camera to replace my 4 year old Samsung, decided on Canon and this model as I wanted the 5x optical zoom and all those pixels for my next holiday. Had no problem finding places selling it online (unlike earlier posts here) and much cheaper than the advertised "official" price... The face recognition feature is fascinating and even identifies the face of the neighbour's cat!
Summary: This is our third PowerShot digital camera, with our first dating back to 2003. The camera is fast and the auto settings for photos do a very good job of getting decent photos in all sorts of conditions. The LCD is very nice and remains fairly visible even on a sunny beach. The form factor is great and the body is just the right size: small enough to pocket, big enough to hold. The video is 720p, which is just fine.
Jose C. Enciso Verduzco "satisfied customer", Amazon
10 June 2009
Summary: This camera is compact and takes good pictures. It's macro mode (taking close-up pictures of small objects) is really awesome. One of the best I've seen in consumer cameras. I didn't quite like the zoom lever since it's too short and you end up almost using your fingernails to move it. The location of the buttons is not that intuitive as in Kodak cameras for instance. This is an excellent and convenient camera.
Summary: Easy to use, FANTASTIC pictures via the 12MP capture, video turns out incredible (even takes HD video), perfect camera for wonderful pictures. Only gave it four stars because it's not great in backlit situations, but it's so feature rich that this issue is probably my fault. Other than that, overall it's a great camera and highly recommended. In fact, as an owner of a digital SLR, I find myself grabbing this camera over the SLR more often than not.
Summary: Love this camera, is small, compact and the most important is take picture sharp, nicely and easy to use. The only problem I got is, it makes sound like..rgh..rgh...not to loud, but sometimes is annoying. I'm not sure, that's OK sound or something wrong with camera, I just had it almost 2 weeks. Anybody know or notice?
Excerpt: mellowpaul is an idiot. this camera had a release date of april 2009, it simply wasn't out when he wrote his review. I'm adding this just to counter his stupid review. It's out now, and you can find it many places online. I haven't seen it in stores yet, but expect to see it any day. This camera had a release date 1 month later than the other current models, which is why it wasn't available. Hopefully we'll get some real reviews now that it's out.