Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD950 IS / Digital IXUS 960 IS
Showing 1-10 of 60
Impressed by the quality
12 January 2009
Summary: I am not too much into the digital camera world but I bought this one for my wife who previously owned a Sony DSC P100. After reviewing several web sites, especially one that only compares different pictures in different situations for a lot of cameras, the SD950 was the one that gave overall the best pictures. At least the review was not biaised by the impressions and subjectivity of the reviewer, just pictures taken by digital cameras.
Summary: This is a "high end" pocket sized digital which takes very nice pictures. The controls are intuitive for anyone with basic digital camera experience. It's size and weight make it a "go anywhere" camera. My only complaint is the same one I've had with most of Canon's cameras (this being the 8th or 9th). The access door for the USB connect is poorly designed and even more poorly constructed.
Summary: I previously had a Canon SD700 IS, and was looking for an upgrade. The SD950 IS is an upgrade, but not as much as I had hoped. The Digic III software does have several nice features over Digic II. The higher resolution doesn't really matter, and I haven't noticed pictures being any sharper (despite the sensor being twice as large). The camera is slightly larger than the SD700, and that's the major downside for me -- it doesn't fit into my pocket as easily.
Summary: This is probably the best pocket camera on the market today. I have previously owned other many ELPHs, F50fd, F100fd (both terrible) and several DSLRs. PROS Well designed -- No weird power button issues SD850 has, flash is in the right place, great Canon interface, titanium feels very durable and light. IQ -- Excellent image quality at lower ISOs, good indoor IQ, try to keep the ISO low indoors and disable Auto ISO shift as it jacks it up to 800+ everytime.
No Tiff or RAW, limited options, small view screen
Kepela "kepela", Amazon
3 April 2008
Summary: -I guess the best part of this camera is that it does have a separate view finder, so you don't have to use the lcd screen and battery. When in bright light it's nice to have when the LCD screen is hard to see. The image in the viewfinder is very small and a little hard to see because it is so small, but most point and shoot cameras don't have any. -The movies are as good, motion jpg, like most P&S cameras, they are good quality, but fairly low resolution.
Summary: I owned the first digital camera Sony made (unfortunately it had limited internal storage and media cards had not yet been invented, transferred photos only through infrared port, and it cost twice as much as this Canon), then the Sony Mavica 400 (which cost $1000 and had to be sent back for repairs almost immediately), and a 4.0 megapixel Mustek (which has never taken good photos).
Summary: I read many reviews here and elsewhere before purchasing this camera. Get a good memory card and the shot repeat time is faster than advertised. I wanted a camera that took Widescreen resolution photos so the photos would display very well on a large HDTV, the major reason I went with so many mega-pixels, otherwise, you may want to look at other PowerShots. Overall, I find the interface easy enough to use and I don't know much about photography.
Summary: I just purchased this camera as a replacement of my SD100 before going to a trip. The photos taken are just marvelous particularly it has a manual mode which provides a better flash control in extreme lighting condition. I have tried SD800, SD850 and even SD870 in the camera stores but they are not as polished as this one. However, the image is sometimes rotated 90 degree in the review mode.
Summary: Great camera for the size, fits in my pocket but I can still take great close up shots and fantastic true color high rez photo's. The pets and children setting was a surprise! When I needed to take a picture of a very energetic dog I was able to catch the pose instantly with no delay of the camera. I am not really a camera special effects guy as I usually can doctor up my photo's on my computer software but there are some fun settings that I have never used before.
Summary: My former digital camera is a Nikon 4500 that was 6 years old, cost $700+, and is still working. The Canon was a major jump in MP count, size reduction, SDHC storage, and convenience. 12MP really is overkill in many cases. It produces image files from 2-6+ MB, which takes up a large amount of storage and has such detail that you can zoom and crop, but how many of us will take advantage of this on a regular basis?