Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS / IXY 930 IS
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Just wide angle and nothing more
florin iftode, Amazon
29 November 2012
Summary: I tried and tried to like this camera, but I can't. The quality of the pictures, even outside in day light are really bad and without vivid color. The auto mode it is a real joke, my smart phone takes better pictures and if you want to take pictures at interior, just forget about - takes awhile to focus, and when finally got the focus the picture still comes out blurry.
Excerpt: We lost the ixus70 i new york and got this as a replacement. It sucs. Its bulky compared to the smaller 70/80/90 Image quality is very poor compared to the old ixus - also when you downsample to compare. Contrast is bad. Macro sucs even more. In good light pictures are ok, but not more. Dont get this camera!
Summary: I have used Canon digital cameras for years, both DSLR's and point and shoot cameras such as this. I ordered this camera as a replacement for one that had been dropped. The first one i received was DOA. Amazon replaced it without issues. The second one had a more subtle problem, which we did not immediately discern - the images are simply not sharp, unacceptable quality in comparison to the other Canon point and shoot cameras we own.
Summary: You may be confused by other reviews here. Some give 1 star, some give 4 or 5. Sharp pictures . . . terrible pictures. Which is it? Here's the scoop: In "Auto" mode, the camera chooses the ISO setting and that cannot be defeated. Unfortunately, the camera chose ~ISO 640 for all the test indoor flash pictures I took on Auto. These grainy images are far inferior to, say, the crisp, sharp images from the SD800is that I also have . . . er, well, had :(.
Summary: According to Canon, the display was defective. Pictures had fuzzy resolution. About a month after the camera was repaired, the switch on top broke so that there was two "stitch" settings and no special settings. Switch is more difficult to set than the wheel on an SD700 IS Canon camera, and obviously more fragile. On-off switch sometimes didn't work. My opinion is that this camera is poorly designed.
Summary: This was my 3rd Canon and I expected image quality to be at least as good or better than my SD800. Wrong. Quality was awful. Very flat photos. I suppose I could've played around with it more than 3 days and get good photos but I'm referring to "auto" mode. That's what P&Ss are for. I didn't want to have to tweak every shot. Even the auto setting for day/outdoor wasn't that great. So I returned it for a Panny ZS3.
Summary: I took the name of Canon for granted and bought this wide angle camera without seeing any reviews. Unfortunately I have to say I've made a mistake. I like most of the little things offered in this camera including the touch-screen features and HD movies. But the pictures are not sharp. That's a major disppointment.