Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD950 IS / Digital IXUS 960 IS
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Camera Review: Canon PowerShot SD950 IS
14 November 2008
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD950 IS ($399, street) combines some of the best features of the Digital Elph line into one killer pocket digicam. An update to Canon's previous SD900 flagship Elph, the 12.1-megapixel SD950 IS offers a 2-megapixel gain on its 10-megapixel predecessor while adding an expanded zoom range and three optical image stabilization modes.
Pros: Pocket-sized, Great image quality for a point-and-shoot digital camera, Optical viewfinder, Optical image stabilization, Excellent battery life, Sexy, titanium body, Pocket-sized, Great image quality for a point-and-shoot digital camera, Optical viewfinder, Optical image stabilization, Excellent battery life, Sexy, titanium body
Cons: Lens isn’t wide enough, No live histogram display, No sports scene mode, No shutter speed or aperture control, A little slow, Lens isn’t wide enough, No live histogram display, No sports scene mode, No shutter speed or aperture control, A little slow
Excerpt: When last I visited with a Canon SD camera wearing a 900-something number, it was the SD900 with a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom and no stabilization. My latest houseguest is the Canon PowerShot SD950 IS , and it's amazing what those two extra letters can do for camera utility and desirability. But there are other incremental changes in the 950 to give it a bit more separation from the 900, and the letters are only part of the story.
Pros: Good image and color quality, High resolution with typical class noise performance, Viewfinder, Solid construction and build quality
Cons: Wide angle end of lens could be wider, Battery power decline can be rapid
Summary: This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints. Using high-speed memory cards is recommended.
Conclusion: The Canon IXUS 960 IS is another excellent camera in the IXUS range. Picture quality is up there with the best, while the camera is also a winner based on design and build quality. The downside is found in the shutter delay times and I would say these could be a worry, especially if you are planning to take photos of moving subjects.
Pros: Sharpness of photo - build quality and design - red eye correction tool - clear LCD screen