Canon 12.1MP PowerShot SD980 IS (IXUS 200) Review by CNET With Rating 7.5/102009-11-09 02:25 | Source
On August 19 2009, Canon announced 6 new PowerShot cameras. One of them is the Canon's first touch-screen cameras, the PowerShot SD980 IS (aka Digital IXUS 200 IS). The SD980 IS features a 3-inch touch-screen LCD and an optically stabilized 5x zoom lens starting at a wide 24-120mm equivalent. The touchscreen system is very easy to use: simply tap the 3.0-inch screen to point at the face you want to focus on, and the camera will do the rest such as automatically tracking your subject and keeping them in perfect focus. When reviewing your images a simple movement of your finger on-screen allows you to erase, protect, rotate or tag your favourite photos so you can easily review your favourite shots.
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Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Camera Reviews Roundup
|DigitalCameraReview: "The get-up-and-go PowerShot SD980 takes some very nice images right out of the box. Colors are bright, in the traditional vein of Canon's consumer digitals, and somewhat saturated. The neutral setting, one of the options available under the "My Colors" submenu, will bring saturation down a notch. Adjustments can also be made to color, saturation, and sharpness and saved as a custom setting under the "..." - Dec 16 2009 More »|
|Photography BLOG: "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 which, psychologically at least in coming under the £300 'barrier', is much more like it. If you're not sold on th..." - Oct 13 2009 More »|
|LetsGoDigital: "The ease of use of the average IXUS camera was already great to begin with, and with the introduction of a touchscreen operation, the Canon IXUS 200 IS adds a whole new dimension to it. It is actually a different, perhaps more modern way of operating a camera. It is not so much that the user experiences more speed or more ease; it is simply a fact that more and more electronic devices such as mobile phones now often..." - Sep 18 2009 More »|
|TechRadar: "More important is the IXUS 200's image quality, which is excellent. It uses the same DIGIC 4 processor as the Canon 5D MKII, and our test images were superb. Our shots show rich, accurate colours, and the 5x zoom (24-120mm in 35mm terms) lens is cracking as well. Zoomed all the way in we noticed no problems with sharpness. The motor powering the lens is fast as well - going from wide-angle to fully zoomed-in to..." - Sep 09 2009 More »|
Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Camera Recent User Reviews
- Nov 29 2012 Just wide angle and nothing more, florin iftode
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....
- Jan 15 2012 Feeding my camera addiction!, Gary Brown
Am a Canon SLR kind of guy, love telescopic lenses. Always wanting closer pictures. Purchased a Swaroski spotting scope (20-60x 60mm), then I found the digital camera adapter for this scope. If you know anything about digi-scoping wildlife, you use the viewer on the back of the camera to aim your spotting scope at your subject. This is where this little camera shines, it...