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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 512 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the viewfinder and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the reliability and performance are mixed. Some have doubts about the focus and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS / IXY 3000 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Canon IXUS 980 IS

 

It's got the spec, the looks and the performance, and a price tag to match

The Canon IXUS 980 IS exemplifies just why Canon is so highly regarded as a brand. It is a superb camera, built up to a standard rather than down to a price, combining stylish but functional design, superior build quality, class-leading performance, a...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (techradar.com)

Canon Ixus 980 IS review

 

The Ixus 980 IS is so full of tricks, how do they jam in the megapixels?

Easy to use ; Plenty of picture modes ; Fantastic picture quality

In fully automatic mode, the Ixus 980 IS has a great habit of combining all its impressive technology to deliver great results almost every time. Better still, there's plenty of creative freedom in Program and Manual modes. It's Canon's best Ixus to date

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon IXUS 980 IS review

 

Canon has been making Digital IXUS models since 2000, a widely imitated range of sleek and simple to use take-anywhere cameras. Today there are eight models available in the UK, starting at around £150 for the IXUS 95 IS, with two similar models...

The Canon IXUS 980 IS is chunkier than earlier or cheaper models, but can boast a very high pixel count and good SD video capture. Manual controls allow more creativity while auto modes still provide click and forget convenience. Still images lacked...

Sep, 2009

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

Canon Digital Ixus 980 IS review

 

Expensive, but absolutely superb build and image quality.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Danny Palmerlee (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS review

 

Our disappointment lies mostly with the build quality of the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS; it produces image quality that's among the best we've seen of cameras of a similar ilk.

Despite the improvements on its predecessor, we can't help but feel that Canon dropped the ball a bit with the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS. Unless you simply can't live without an optical viewfinder or extensive manual controls, we see little reason to...

Aug, 2009

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

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS review

 

Top Elph for the moment, the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS has the highest resolution in its family--15 megapixels--but otherwise its specs fail to impress given its price tag. That said, the SD990 delivers excellent photo quality, it offers plenty of...

Excellent picture quality; very good shooting options for its size.

Disappointing lens specs; mixed performance; high-resolution sensor adds little benefit; no HD video.

The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS is a fine ultracompact camera, but its price-to-feature benefits are questionable.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS review

 

Test review of the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS digital camera

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Rosie Tanner (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon Ixus 980 IS

 

Discover the pros and cons of this pixel-busting compact, which is the first in the IXUS line to offer full manual control

This is a solid, reliable camera with a great deal of manual control. It's ideal for those wanting to get creative with a compact or learn the manual ropes.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Gould (techsmart.co.za)

Canon IXUS 980 IS

 

A neat little compact made better by Canon's DIGIC 4 processor.

Servo AF. Canon's DIGIC 4 processor. Looks

No HD video recording

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson, Technical Editor (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Canon IXUS 980 IS test

 

At last, a Digital IXUS camera with manual exposure control, but are 14.7 million pixels too many for Canon's new model to handle?

Dec, 2008

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