Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 200 IS
Touchscreen interface, Easy to use, Image Quality, HD Video, Touch AF, Many scene modes
Very compact for a 5x zoom, 24-120mm eq. lens is very wide, with good telephoto reach as well, Optical image stabilization, Low geometric distortion at wide and tele, Better-than-average corner sharpness for a 24mm eq. zoom, Touchscreen control is usef...
Good image quality, Touch screen is fluid, responsive, 720p HD video.
Touchscreen implementation effective. Top-notch build quality. User-friendly face-detection features. Good image quality
Sexy design, Fast touchscreen, Good build, Nice colour reproduction
Small; good lens specs; appropriate mix of touch and button controls; HDMI output; excellent photo color, exposure.
Nice picture quality with accurate colors; 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens; sleek aesthetics; snappy performance; onboard accelerometer makes user experience more interesting.
Responsive touch screen with intuitive interface. Fast shooting speeds. 720p30 HD video capture. 24mm wide-angle lens. Accelerometer-based navigation. Mini HDMI out.
Price, Layout of some buttons, No manual functioning
Beyond focusing, touch-screen is a bit of a novelty, Slow continuous shooting, Poor battery life, Modest 5cm macro mode.
Slight lens flare in bright light, High chromatic aberration at wide-angle, Difficult to hold camera without touching the LCD, LCD susceptible to smudging and scratching, Zoom control makes precise framing difficult, Unique Active display modes require...
Captures 16:9 image at lower resolution, 720p video is only average, Flicking gestures tricky to master, Somewhat expensive.
Expensive, considering lack of manual features. Mix of touchscreen and dial operation can be confusing. Variable low-light performance
Noise reduction interferes with resolution too much, Noise is still an issue despite NR, Slow response to certain command buttons
Wide-screen LCD size misleading; touch-screen interface not for everyone; no optical zoom while recording movies.
Touchscreen operation not intuitive; design of buttons can be frustrating to operate; not as slim as competing models.
Significant barrel distortion at wide angle lens position. Soft image details at the edge of the frame.
By CIOL on June 23, 2010
Canon with its IXUS series believes in playing around with slim and well performing cameras, so the moment we got the 200IS, we were slightly disappointed. Expecting to see a sleeker device, we were just about to declare that this one would not be...-
By Electronicsme on May 16, 2010
Overall, this is probably not the best digital camera for the price. The lack of features and image quality seems to steer many consumers to other cameras of the same price tier. Needless to say, if you are not picky about the minor problems, and you...80
By ITP.net on March 28, 2010
Although Canons Digital Ixus 200 is expensive, it will help you take fantastic shots regardless of your level of skill....100
By RegHardware on January 13, 2010
While some touch-based functions such as touch focus and scene selection are great to use, others like image delete and tagging are clumsy. Surely, Canon could have made more of the touch technology. The lack of manual...70
By Camera Labs on January 01, 2010
Canon IXUS 200 IS / PowerShot SD980 IS ELPH verdict The Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS / PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH is a 12.1 Megapixel compact with a stabilised 5x optical zoom lens, and a 3in 16:9 touch-sensitive screen. It's the first Canon...87
By Amateur Photographer on January 01, 2010
Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS at a glance: 12.1-million-pixel CCD sensor 5x optical zoom (24-105mm equivalent) 3in LCD screen ISO 80-1600 (ISO 3200 at 2MP) Street price £280 Ever since digital compact cameras became popular, the Canon Digital IXUS...-
By Digital Photography School on January 01, 2010
The Canon post man arrived today with a little package just for me, it contained one of their shiny new Canon Ixus 200 IS compact cameras. The same camera is called the Powershot SD980 in other parts of the world, but for this review, I’m in the...-
By AsiaOne on December 28, 2009
This Ixus is pretty, urbane and smart and it responds well to...-
By The Imaging Resource on December 17, 2009
No doubt about it, combining the Canon Digital ELPH name with LCD touchscreen technology is a powerful combination all by itself. But throw in a 12.1-megapixel CCD, powerful DIGIC 4 processor, 5x optical zoom lens with image stabilization, and you get...-
By DigitalCameraReview on December 15, 2009
What the PowerShot SD980 IS does best is show off. Flipping through images with a swipe of the LCD or a flick of the wrist is sure to please a small crowd of friends and family. However, no camera is going to inspire any real "wow" factor if the...-