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
17 June 2010
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...
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.
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 200 IS is a 12 megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens. The lens has a focal length equivalent to 25 - 120mm in 35mm format. This means it has extreme wide angle capabilities.
Pros: Style, build quality, High Definition movies
Cons: I found the LCD screen hard to see in sunshine
Conclusion: Apart from some fiddly controls the IXUS 200 IS is very nice to use and the active screen technology is great, particularly when selecting the focus point on the screen or the vertical shutter trigger.
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
Excerpt: The Ixus 200 IS is Canon's first touchscreen camera, and it's a joy to behold. The metal lozenge shell - available in purple, bronze, blue or silver - and contoured buttons bring to mind a luxury car. It's just as slick to use as it is to look at.
Summary: Given that this is a point and shoot pocket camera, not a tank-like super zoom nor bridge model, Canon may struggle to justify the price of the Digital IXUS 200 IS and indeed a quick internet search will reveal better deals; we found one major retailer offering it from £270 at the time of writing...