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...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Recieved the Camera on 23 Jan 2010 and less than a week later it no longer functioned. An error message "Memory Card Error" appeared on the camera and after trouble shooting the problem and reviewing it online - it requires a service center repair for an apparent product defect.
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.
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.
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.