Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD850 IS / Digital IXUS 950 IS / IXY Digital 810 IS
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D. Connelly "Digit Dot", Amazon
15 April 2010
Summary: This is my second Canon Powershot SD850. For two years I loved my little camera...great features, easy portability, good pix, power button only TInkerbell could push. Then it was stolen on New Year's Day. So I bought another from Amazon Marketplace...previously owned but not used. Just past the 60 day return I started getting "Lens Error, Restart Camera". A quick in and out of the battery seemed to get it going again. This week it wouldn't come out of the Lens Error.
Summary: How many of us Canon "Water Damage" victims are there, I wonder? Like another reviewer, I purchased the Canon SD850 IS several months ago and have used it regularly. It suddenly stopped working - the lens would not retract. I sent it to Canon for service under their one year warranty. They decided that it would not be "economically feasible" (exact words) to repair the camera and have sent it back to me still broken.
Summary: I purchased the Canon SD850 IS 6 months ago and have used it regularly. It suddenly stopped working - the lens would not retract. I sent it to Canon for service under their one year warranty. They decided that it would not be "economically feasible" to repair the camera and have sent it back to me still broken. Canon "customer care" says that the technicians found "water damage" even though the camera was never around water and worked fine up until the moment it stopped.
Summary: The 'ixus 950 IS' has a cheap and plastic feel to it. The selection wheel at the side is awful, like something on a cheap child's toy. The body feels like it might shatter the first time it gets dropped. I am not commenting on the performance yet, so the poor rating relates to the body & controls only. I am a big canon fan, and bought this to replace to replace my ixus 750 bought last christmas which I used for about 12,000 photos and many videos.