Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / IXUS 95 IS / IXY 110
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Worked very well for about 4 years....
6 December 2014
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife for Christmas in 2010. It lasted about 4 years before it started taking blurry pictures and we could not figure out how to fix it. My wife carried it in her person at all times, so it is quite possible it was overly abused. Took pretty good pictures before it died.
Summary: I've owned a few Canon powershot cameras over the years, and in general I have been very happy with them (obviously if I keep buying them). But this particular model has a few flaws that have really disappointed me since I purchased the camera in Oct. 2009. 1.
Excerpt: I've bought this camera to replace my Ixus 40 which I always carry; I also have a 40D for the more serious work. My blind faith in the Canon brand is really being tested. I've always propagated how good Canon sensors were in dark circumstances, but this camera clearly is not.
Excerpt: While vacationing in the Dominican Republic, my wife went swimming with her SD870. Nevertheless, the camera was destroyed by the salt water. So, the next day in the US Virgin Islands, I had to buy her a new camera. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so thought I would get this one.
Summary: When taking pictures in bright light the quality is fine. However, when taking in low light (see an typical lamp lit room at night to anything darker) the quality of the image degrades significantly. There is a VERY noticeable grainy and blurry quality to the picture.
Didn't give me the big WOW factor I wanted or expected.
17 September 2009
Summary: After four years of using the heck out of (and LOVING) my SD600, the two batteries no longer hold charges well, so it was either $80 for two new Canon batteries (I know I can get off brands but I don't think they last as long), I decided to spend the bucks on the new Canon SD1200.
Summary: Just got this cam yesterday and I had high hopes. Unfortunately, I think that I may end up returning this camera. PROS: *yes, it is very small and attractive *seems well constructed *good price ($150) for supposed "CANON QUALITY" *charger is compact and nicely designed CONS: *terrible low light...