First Impressions: SD970 vs SD990

Started Apr 16, 2009 | Discussions thread
OP nullspace Forum Member • Posts: 93
Re: First Impressions: SD970 vs SD990

CarFreak8394 wrote:

Thanks for posting your impressions of a camera that's seldom talked
about on this forum. I have a few questions for you, though. Why
did you buy the SD970 over the SD960? Besides a screen that is 0.2
inches smaller, the SD960 seems to have a much better feature set
overall. The fact that the 970 starts at 37mm would be a deal
breaker for me, as would the slower lens. Also, were the videos on
the SD990 that bad to you? I'm no expert, but my Sony H-50 takes
some great videos, with optical zooming (at least to my eyes). My
Canon SD870/G10 do, as well. I can imagine how hard it is to find a
camera right now, so good luck and I hope you find something that
fits your needs.

To be honest, I didn't even look closely at the 960. I was hoping to keep this simple, and on paper the 970 looked like a close match to the 990. As for the feature set, what's different on the 960? I see that the focal length is different, but the rest of the features look pretty comparable.

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