Canon PowerShot SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS

Announced Aug 19, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
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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!

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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). After spotting a deal at Staples, I pulled the trigger for $330 ...

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This is a slick little camera. The touch screen is cool, especially the touch-focus feature, which will probably become standard on all future cameras. I bought this camera for the Mrs. I also plan to use it myself in some specific situations -- bicycling or car repairs. I chose this camera for its 24mm-equivalent wide angle lens. As an SLR shooter, I love wide angles, and 24mm is not available on any other P&S camera. I applaud Canon for pushing the envelope in this regard. I see a lot ...

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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 D300. In other words, the new compact should replace some work of the D300... Little I knew, bought this PowerShot SD980 IS (Ixus 200is in Europe) mostly for it's 24mm. I wanted a canon anyway for ...

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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. i hope canon makes the superfine mode again or ...

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+ 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.. +Lots of white balance choice, including custom +Availability of color choices including custom tinit. +Large 3 inch ...

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Excellent camera. Compact, heavy construction, Canon quality. Night shots produce a nice black. Very good video quality. Flash is good for close range snapshots. I love the "half flash" settings, meaning it is possible to flash in the night and to keep the background visible. That makes for nice pix. The wide angle is great. Problems: none, really. maybe the pix are not as crisp as I would like.

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Great all-around P&S. Love the wide lens. Overall, the images are a bit painterly for me (that is, low grain, but at sacrifice of detail). Tiny size is both great AND it's downside. The screen is so big it is difficult to handhold with one hand without engaging the touch screen menu GRRRR! Found the menu operations very counterintuitive at first, but now like them. LOVE the command wheel; very quick to use once mastered. The switch from video-camera-auto is tiny; too small. From one command ...

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