Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD940 IS / Digital IXUS 120 IS / IXY 220 IS
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Mehmet Berk Erturk, Amazon
15 December 2013
Summary: I like the size, fits everywhere. rugged too, my kids dropped several times and bruises on the corners but works well. not good indoor performance but overall a very nice outdoor camera if you like to carry something small.
Summary: We live in an era of point & shoot cameras becoming obsolete. Although I bought this camera more than three years ago and sold it just a year later, I got only a fifth of what I paid for it, and this was with it in like-new condition and all the original accessories. You can push this thing quite a bit when shooting on manual; it was to the point where some friends couldn't recognize my pictures from it vs. those from my 5D - truly remarkable!
Summary: I've been a fan of Canon's point and shoot cameras since buying my first one in 2003. This is my third canon point and and shoot as I gave my first one to my parents to upgrade and lost my second camera while on vacation. UI is extremely friendly and can be changed quickly to get the perfect shot. I'm a fan of using the macro and different color settings and find the settings acceptable when I don't want to bust out the DSLR.
Summary: This camera takes excellent photos in well lighted situations. In low light situations photos are under exposed and grainy. Flash is adequate but only for close-up shots, not shots at a distance.
Summary: For a long time I scoffed at carrying around a compact camera. I was singularly unimpressed with the quality of photos from my Canon A540 and S3. They used AA batteries; weren't particularly small, and had all kinds of problems with blown highlights and noise in low lighting. In April of 2010 I was nearly run over at a crosswalk by some guy in a sports car who then pulled into the parking lot to confront me, even though I was in my rights to cross and the vehicles in the...
Pros: Really very good photo quality; almost rivaling some early DLSR's. This is remarkable because if you read my a540 review you can see how I was lamenting that compact cameras weren't going anywhere in terms of photo quality. This came out just a year later,, In general a very good meter; I can point it right at the sun on semi cloudy day and it all comes out okay. The only times it gave me issues was photographing wildlife against snow on a sunny day, which is challeng...
Cons: It is a compact, and thus doesn't have the shot to shot speed of a DSLR or the dynamic range; I only have a +/- exposure compensation of 2EV while most cameras do 5., There is a practical limit of how small these can be, and the controls are tiny and require a little finesse to use., Can be frail; after less than six months of use the camera was one day very warm as I took it out of my pocket and would only open the lens partway; alternately shutting off or showing a ...
Summary: It is a nice point and shoot very compact camera. It feels good in hands, easy to use. Some pictures came out not very sharp. As all Canon cameras, it takes pictures with beautiful colors. I would definitely recommend it.
Summary: I read a lot about different point and shoot cameras. This one had the best review on the quality of pictures in different lighting. I have loved this camera. The only thing I wish is that the manuel explained the different features better. There are tons and tons of different features with the camera, so I have just had to go through and explore them. I love this camera!
Summary: I had previously owned a much larger camera but decided, when it was stolen, to move to a smaller one that fit better into a fanny pack. This certainly fit the bill - actually took me a while to learn how to hold it because it is so small. Pictures are clear and easy to download. Since I've had a Canon before, I could easily understand the menu. People admire the large screen. It does hesitate before actually taking a picture, but not as long as some I've seen.
Summary: I bought this camera due to Canon's reputation, and the favorable reviews it had. So far I don't have many complaints, the buttons are small, yes, but it's a tiny camera, I like how it just slips in and out of my pocket. Photo quality is ok, the auto mode is not quite as good in my opinion as my much larger Canon Powershot SX10-IS, so not all photos come out perfectly, especially in low light.