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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and size are generally positive. The screen and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. The lens and shutter get negative comments.

usability, image quality, screen, size, performance

price, zoom, viewfinder, shutter, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS / IXY 830 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and durability also get good comments. Many are negative about the flash and lens. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, durability, portability, design, screen

lens, flash

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon IXUS 990 IS

 

Canon's top of the range ultra-compact is an expensive little thing.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot ELPH SD970 IS - digital camera review

 

A 5x zoom lens and a 12-megapixel resolution isn't much to get excited about these days. Jam them into a somewhat unattractive compact body and they become even less of a reason to drop nearly $400 on a point-and-shoot camera. That's what's wrong with...

Very good photo, video quality; great high-res LCD.

No optical zoom in Movie mode; slow, narrow lens; no shutter speed, aperture controls.

It might take a good picture, but the Canon PowerShot SD970 IS' feature-to-price ratio is disappointing.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Digital Ixus 990 IS review

 

Excellent image quality and a joy to use, but if you're serious about photography, you'd be better off spending a little more for a DSLR.

May, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - Digital IXUS 990 IS

 

The compact digital cameras in Canon's Digital IXUS range have always been stylish as well as geared towards the happy snapper who likes high quality images for minimum amounts of effort. In that respect the IXUS ...

There's no doubting that the Digital IXUS 990 IS is beautiful to look at and produces high quality images as well as 720p HD movies, yet with its limited manual possibilities it's unattractively higher priced than similar models from the competition.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Skellon (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon Ixus 990 IS

 

Discover what this IXUS model has under its belt

Its speed and delivery is impressive, and we love the sturdy body, but lack of wide angle lens and manual makes it feel over-priced.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Canon Ixus 990 IS review

 

The Canon Ixus 990 IS is the company's flagship compact digital camera. It has a 12.1-megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens -- the highest of any Ixus camera to date -- HD 720p video recording, an enlarged thee-inch LCD display with 461,000 pixels...

Good image quality; 720p video mode; excellent build quality and design

Limited manual modes and options; too expensive; noise levels could be lower

May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon IXUS 990 IS digital camera

 

Deluxe, 12.1-megapixel Canon digital camera with a high-definition movie mode

Good image quality, 720p video mode, excellent build quality and design

Limited manual modes and options, too expensive, noise levels could be lower

The Canon IXUS 990 IS is a great compact camera that combines impressive image quality with an elegant design. However, when it comes to bang for your buck, there are several better deals on the market.

May, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS

 

Canon's top-of-the-line point and shooter, the PowerShot SD970 IS packs features galore and pumps out beautiful pictures.

Fantastic image quality. Fast operating speeds. Sharp 3-inch LCD. Extraordinary user interface. High-definition (720p30) video capture.

Optical zoom can't be used while shooting video. Wide-angle barrel distortion.

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Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot ELPH SD970 IS - digital camera review: Canon PowerShot ELPH SD970 IS - digital camera

 

Canon PowerShot ELPH SD970 IS - digital camera

Very good photo, video quality; great high-res LCD.

No optical zoom in Movie mode; slow, narrow lens; no shutter speed, aperture controls.

It might take a good picture, but the Canon PowerShot SD970 IS' feature-to-price ratio is disappointing.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD970 IS Review

 

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 17, 2009 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced 10 new PowerShot cameras that offer an array of photographic options for the entry-level consumer right up to the photo enthusiast. Whether on a...

Apr, 2009

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