Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 200 IS

  • Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 200 IS
76
Based on 40 scores, 56 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    23
  • Average:
    12
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CIOL on -

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 80

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...

By ITP.net on 100

Although Canons Digital Ixus 200 is expensive, it will help you take fantastic shots regardless of your level of skill....

By RegHardware on 70

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...

By Camera Labs on 87

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...

By Amateur Photographer on -

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 -

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 -

This Ixus is pretty, urbane and smart and it responds well to...

By The Imaging Resource on -

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 -

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...

By IT Reviews on -

The IXUS 200 IS is beautiful and chic to look at but sometimes sacrifices practical concerns for that stylishness. The new touch-screen technology, though, performs impressively and you can also record 720p HD movies. Canon - Digital IXUS 200 IS...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Slightly fiddly controls are the only real demerit on the IXUS 200 IS which in terms of stills and HD video performs very well indeed. The wide angle zoom is great too and makes for a neat, well balanced compact digital camera that is worth serious...

By PC Pro on 67

Some fantastic technology, but it isnt quite mature enough for mass consumption yet...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

This camera has a got a lot going for it, but doesnt quite deliver as well indoors as it does outdoors. Perfect for the outdoors photographer though....

By CNET UK on 75

With the Digital IXUS 200 IS, Canon seems to have aimed for steady evolution rather than technical innovation. The 200 is a perfectly decent camera, but it's far from a must-have...

By Stuff.tv on 80

Solid build and images make this an ideal touchscreen debut for those who like their camera to take control...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

Throughout the test, the camera suffered badly from noise and has a problem with colour fringing. For the happy snapper that enjoys the unique features of the touchscreen and the flipping to looking at images in playback, this camera will provide a...

By Buy-n-Shoot on 70

Canon’s IXUS 200 IS is a striking compact camera for a number of immediately obvious reasons beginning with its size. This lightweight 130g unit has the tiny dimensions of 99.9 (W) x 53.4 (D) x 22.9mm (H) - not including the protrusion of the...

By cnet on 76

The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS is a very good touch-screen camera for those on the fence about using a touch-screen camera. Read full review See all...

By CNET Asia on 74

The Ixus 200 IS is a camera that delivers good picture quality, but we think its touchscreen implementation could be better....