Reviews and Problems with Canon Powershot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS / IXY 210
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Canon Powershot SD780 IS
29 September 2011
Summary: The Canon Powershot SD780 IS distinguishes itself by being one of the slimmest ultra-compacts and by its HD movie-mode (720p). The remainder of its specifications are quite simple: a 12 megapixels sensor with ISO up to 1600 and a minimal 3X optical zoom lens.
Pros: Low image noise at lowest ISO settings, Natural rendition of image colors, Above average white-balance performance, Very fast and responsive, Excellent LCD visibility, Excellent build quality
Cons: Tendency to overexpose, Loss of details starts at ISO 200, Limited use ISO 800 and 1600, Severe edge softness, Shutter lag when flash is on is too long, Limited dynamic-range, Too few zoom steps, Difficult to hold securely, Poor battery-life
Conclusion: The 2.5 inch PureColor sensor provides 12.1 megapixels though Canon’s claim that these can be blown up to A2 may be optimistic. Rainer Fuehres, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe comments:
Conclusion: Overall, the IXUS 100 IS is equally as fashionable and portable as it is capable of producing quality photographs. It’s extremely user-friendly and ideal for the style-conscious snapper who relies on the ease of point-and-shoot operation while still demanding a degree of image quality that cheaper...
Summary: The IXUS 100 IS is another example of a fine Canon IXUS compact. Auto focus is fast, metering and exposures are reliable, and good quality images are attainable with minimum effort, though said quality is once again at an IXUS premium price.
Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS / PowerShot SD780 IS ELPH
1 March 2009
Summary: The newly-enhanced Auto mode works well, recognising not just the difference between people, landscapes and close-ups, but also the lighting conditions, adjusting the exposure and flash accordingly.
Pros: Very slim and stylish compact., HD movies at 720p and HDMI port., Good Auto with Scene Detection., Great screen with optional viewfinder.
Cons: Average 3x zoom range and no 28mm., Soft corners at wider focal lengths., No optical zoom during movies., Pointlessly slow 0.8fps ‘burst’ rate.
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 100 IS is a 12 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. It is slim enough to fit into just about any pocket. It is one of the small number of digital cameras to have a viewfinder as well as an LCD screen. The IXUS 100 IS can capture High Definition movies.
Pros: Picture quality, style, build quality, features for a pocket camera, viewfinder
A tiny 12.1-megapixel compact camera with 720p video recording
Good Gear Guide.au
20 June 2010
Summary: The Canon IXUS 100 IS digital camera is a worthy addition to the IXUS line that impresses on most fronts. Its few flaws are made up for by an arresting form factor and solid image quality. Highly recommended.
Pros: Good image quality, 720p video mode, endearingly petite
Cons: Awkward zoom control, occasional noise issues, no Active Control