Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS / IXY 930 IS
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7 January 2011
Summary: Buyer beware bad business dealings...change prices constantly. Make sure you buy a memory card...doesn't come with one and your unable to do sample pictures without it! The touch screen is useless.
Summary: I bought the Canon SD 980 IS and a SanDisk 8GB Extreme SDHC a couple of months ago. It was to replace a ten year old Olympus D460 Zoom (1.3 Mpix, 3X optical zoom, 32MB Smartcard), not because the Olympus was doing badly, it just seemed big and heavy for the features and that inhibited me from...
Pro Photographer - Major disappointment - let me tell you why.
Brad Simmons, Amazon
15 June 2010
Summary: I am a commercial photographer for 10+ years and I buy these pocket cameras because I want a camera with me at all times. They are Wonderful - up until this one. I've had the 500, 600, 630, 800, 870 and now the 980. LOVE them ALL except the 980.
Summary: I received this little camera well-packaged from Amazon, as always they are the customers' best friend. The 980 is made in Japan, and it is a marvel of technology. I have had digital cameras since the late 1990's and had thought this would be my best camera ever. Not the case.
Summary: - I agree with the many reviews saying the picture quality isn't the best. It's definitely grainier than other Canon cameras I've had. - But the HD videos are amazing, and hooking it up to an HDTV with a mini HDMI cable makes for a fun presentation.
Summary: I have had canons for decades - for point and shoot, my sd880(?) is still dynamite - starts quick, zooms quick, great image - this one not so much - don't like mushy pixel structure - more pixels does not equal better overall image quality - focus did weird in-out dance on subjects that should have...
Excerpt: I use a Nikon D300 for 'professional' shoots and mostly take my Canon Powershot A710is with me for the holidays and in case I just want quick snapshots. I was looking for a camera that had the same picture quality as A710is, but only with a wider lens (around 24mm instead of 35mm) to accompany the...
Summary: Here are the reasons for this negative but honest evaluation. I have tried all modes, specially the Program P mode and Auto. MAJOR flaws: 1. Very Poor image quality, specially in flash photography. The flash will overexpose the central area of the frame every time.
Summary: I purchased the SD980 to replace my SD800. The SD980 got such great reviews that I waited 2 months for the product to launch and be available in my area. I was mostly interested in this model for the wide angle lens and the 5X zoom. I finally got my hands on it and found myself very disappointed.
Summary: First of all let me just say that I really wanted to love this camera. The design looks great, it feels solid in your hands, the wide-screen touch screen is fun to use, and the ultra wide angle lens opens up tons of creative possibilities.