Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / IXUS 95 IS / IXY 110
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Canon Powershot SD1200 IS
29 September 2011
Summary: The Canon Powershot SD1200 IS, despite having the highest model number of all SD-series, is quite simple in terms of specifications: a 10 megapixels sensor, ISO up to 1600 and a minimal 3X optical zoom lens.
Pros: Low image noise, Natural rendition of image colors, Above average white-balance performance, Corner-to-corner image sharpness, Very fast and responsive, Excellent LCD visibility, Excellent build quality
Cons: Tendency to overexpose, Loss of details starts at ISO 400, Limited use ISO 800 and 1600, Shutter lag when flash is on is too long, Limited dynamic-range, Too few zoom steps, Difficult to hold securely
Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS / PowerShot SD1200 IS ELPH
1 November 2009
Summary: The Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS / PowerShot SD1200 IS is a 10 Megapixel compact with a stabilised 3x zoom lens, 2.5in screen, and an optical viewfinder. The latter is something of a rarity on modern compacts, and while the view is tiny, it can be invaluable when shooting in bright sunlight or for...
Pros: Compact, light and stylish., Decent picture quality., Small but useful optical viewfinder., Scene recognition make it easy to use.
Cons: Basic 3x zoom range., Tiny optical viewfinder., Red-eye sometimes a problem, No optical zoom while filming.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS is an affordable answer to a need for a lightweight, responsive camera that is easy for the amateur to use, but has enough features for the more knowledgeable photographer to get a precise shot.
Pros: Small and sleek, Great AF performance, Good at high ISO
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH aka Digital IXUS 95 is a small, stylish digital camera that offers a nice feature set for not a lot of money. Like the preceding SD1100 of last year, 2009’s SD1200 Digital ELPH has a 3X optical zoom lens with image stabilization, a 2.5 inch LCD, VGA movie...
Pros: Ultra-compact design; comes in your choice of six colors, Good battery life; very good using viewfinder, Above average flash power, Speedy camera performance, Good LCD visibility in variety of conditions; there’s an optical viewfinder too, Very good image quality in general; effective redeye remo...
Cons: Lacks manual controls and a live histogram, Flimsy memory/battery door, Edge softness with a little color fringing
Pros: – Compact, – Stylish metal body, – Large buttons considering the compact size, – Good value for money, – Optical viewfinder (rare in a compact), – Excellent macro mode, – Good image quality, – Quick performance (and flash recharge time), – Good battery life for a compact
Cons: – Lacks 720p HD video, – Lacks wide-angle lens or longer zoom, – Prefers to over-expose / lose highlight details on default settings (can be fixed with exposure compensation), – Can make some colours look luminous (green particularly), – Multiple names depending on location (Canon PowerShot SD120...
Excerpt: If you're a sucker for slender, sexy looking compact cameras, Canon's all set to entice you with the Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS. This petite beauty measures a mere 86 x 55 x 22 mm and weighs 120-grams.