Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS / IXY 930 IS
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Did not meet expectation
28 September 2010
Summary: I have to say, I am disappointed at this camera. The new features including the touch screen is kinda cool but when you take photos, the touch function can actually be more cumbersome, leading to unintended changes of photo settings. And I am not happy with the photo quality. The color always seems a bit off and I see much more granularity than other people's point-and-shoot.
Summary: This is a great item I purchased. The only thing I have a problem with is the battery storage with the little thing that is supposed to pop up and down when you put the battery in and this thing does not work properly, so I will be taking it back most likely to see if that is the way it works or it is bad.
Excerpt: I'm a DSLR user and a fan of the Elph/SD series, having purchased or used several over the years (SD600, SD800IS, SD870IS). With the recent loss of my elph, I looked to the latest incarnation of the Elph by default. My options in the 28mm range were the SD960IS (about 8 months old), SD940IS (similar sensor, only 28mm wideangle), S90 (low-light ISO performance, 28mm, mega-features, $$$) and this (touchscreen, 24mm wideangle).
Summary: I have purchased 5 different SD model in the last 6 years. In terms of picture quality this is the worst in terms of low light conditions. Pictures indoor are filled with Noise in dark areas. This is not the case while shotting the same scene with my SD 880 and SD 960. My unit may be defective so your miles might vary.
Summary: I can compare this product closely with the SD780IS camera (same sensor size and resolution), with which I have earlier familiarity. Disregarding fashionable bric-a-brac like the touch-screen menus, the chief advantage of the 980 is its significantly wider zoom range (24-120mm 35mm equivalent) versus that of the slightly smaller 780 (33-100mm 35mm equivalent).
Summary: This is a good little camera but don't expect miracles from Point and Shoots with tiny sensors. I wish the sensor was divided up into fewer pixels to reduce low-light noise. The pixel war has sacrificed low-light performance for bright-light resolution which is an out-dated compromise now that there are enough pixels. Strengths: - Does a great job on Auto.
Excerpt: this is my 3rd canon camera. S70, SD870IS are the first two camreas with excellent picture quality with superfine mode. dpreview website misguided me for the quality. they have posted quality level as super fine, fine and normal. i bought it and went overseas for vacation. i could not find the superfine mode. i had to take pictures in fine mode. when zooming in the review mode or in the computer, the pixels breaks and the photo's are fuzzy.
Excerpt: + Innovative Face detection with touch screen very practical, especially the feature to allow Face detection with self-timer makes group photo shots fun.. +Touch to focus useful and fast.. +Plenty of features take a long while for beginner to out-grow +Some advanced features like AFL, AEL, FEL are available. +Photo stitch along wth AEL, AFL makes taking panorama shots easy..
Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH 12.1 Megapixel
9 September 2009
Summary: I really want to like this camera but I think this may have to go back. Indoor pictures are relatively grainy (ISO is 500+ on most even with the flash) and outdoor pictures look washed out. I compared the pictures to a 870 IS and the 870 came out ahead 5 out of 6 times (Not a scientific test, but both were with similar setings and mounted on a tripod and shot with a 2 second time delay to eliminate hand shake, ISO 200 on both cameras).