Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS / IXY 930 IS
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Value for money 7
Audio & image quality 7
Build quality 8
Canon IXUS 200 IS Digital Camera Review
28 September 2012
Conclusion: For those with good dexterity and the ability to multi-task, the combination of physical buttons and touch screen operation will delight. For the rest of you, it may well be worth persisting with what can initially be the slightly awkward controlling of the IXUS 200 IS as once this minor hurdle is jumped, all of the other abilities of this attractive unit truly come to light.
Conclusion: Canon's first touch-screen point-and-shoot camera, the PowerShot SD980 IS masters the touch-screen shooting experience, but some wide-angle image-quality issues hold it back from true greatness.
Pros: Responsive touch screen with intuitive interface. Fast shooting speeds. 720p30 HD video capture. 24mm wide-angle lens. Accelerometer-based navigation. Mini HDMI out.
Cons: Significant barrel distortion at wide angle lens position. Soft image details at the edge of the frame.
Conclusion: Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS digital compact camera All these years, Canon IXUS cameras have been hogging the limelight. And it is a great achievement to introduce a new IXUS camera time and again and still get the same attention. Over the years, the Canon Digital IXUS camera has become a very modern camera with many innovative techniques. The Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS camera is the first touchscreen camera in the Canon range. Many more will undoubtedly follow.
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 200 IS is a stylish, compact pocketable snapper that comes in silver, light blue, purple and a posh-looking golden livery. The smooth lines of the camera are punctuated only by the slightly protruding shutter button on the top and the wrist strap lug and that's it until you turn the camera on.
Pros: Build, styling HD video, image quality at lower ISO, touch screen
Cons: The auto/stills/video mode slider switch is fiddly; mode dial is on the small size, high ISO image noise, no optical viewfinder