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Canon Digital IXUS 65 / Powershot SD630 / IXY Digital 80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 65 / Powershot SD630 / IXY Digital 80. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the portability and performance are generally positive. The size and usability also get good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the battery and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon Digital IXUS 65 / Powershot SD630 / IXY Digital 80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD630

 

Preview of the Canon PowerShot SD630.

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Powershot SD630 Digital Camera

 

The $400 (as of 6/15/06) PowerShot SD630 is the first camera in Canon's expanding Digital Elph line to offer a 3-inch LCD. Two other recent additions have the same 6-megapixel sensor and fast processor, but a smaller 2.5-inch LCD: The SD600 retains a...

Compact body with 3-inch LCD Wide-screen mode

High price Lacks image stabilization

The SD630 includes a resolution setting that crops photos to a 4.4-megapixel image with a 16:9 aspect ratio suitable for displaying on a wide-screen HDTV or monitor. The camera's A/V output displays only at standard 4:3 TV resolution, so you'll need...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD630 review

 

PowerShot SD600

Great photos; relatively quick; plenty of features; large LCD.

Awkward zoom control; slightly cramped buttons; no optical viewfinder.

The Canon PowerShot SD630 shoehorns a relatively broad set of features, solid performance, and great image quality into an attractive ultracompact package.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD630

 

Physical Views The SD630 compared to a standard CD disc. The Powershot SD630 and the Fujifilm F470 Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD630 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 6.0 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Canon IXUS 65 Test

 

Canon IXUS 65 Test : Wenn man von den Stückzahlen Rückschlüsse darauf ziehen kann, wie gut ein Konzept ist, dann liegt Canon mit der IXUS-Serie genau richtig. Es gibt inzwischen jede Menge Designkameras, die ziemlich viele Über einstimmungen mit der...

Jun, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon Digital IXUS 65 review

 

If you can judge the worth of a concept by the times it is copied, then Canon's IXUS series is a definite success. Many digital cameras currently on the market bear a lot of similarities to the Canon Digital IXUS digital camera. This is quite logical...

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer & Dan Havlik (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital Camera - Review

 

To allow flash-free photography in low light, the Canon SD630 offers selectable ISO settings up to 800, an extraordinarily high sensitivity rating, previously available only on higher-end and professional cameras. If you're less inclined to be fiddling...

Along with being able to select between ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, and 800, you can pick from two automatic settings -- ISO AUTO or ISO HI. After a bit of investigation, it appears that in regular lighting conditions both the AUTO and HI settings perform...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH

 

I hope that helps! If you're ready to learn more about this small camera with a big LCD then keep reading

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Huge 3-inch LCD; screen is easily viewable in low light ; Compact and stylish metal body ; Very good performance ; AF-assist lamp ; Four-way controller doubles as scroll wheel in playback mode (though...

Some corner softness and vignetting; redeye is a problem ; Below average battery life ; No optical viewfinder ; Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit ; More manual controls would be nice ; Can't swap memory cards while...

Long-time readers of this site know that I've been a big fan of Canon's SD-series cameras for a while now. I'm not quite as excited about the SD630, though, mainly because there are more compelling options available. Don't get me wrong: the SD630 is a...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Canon Powershot SD630 Review

 

The Canon Powershot SD630 resembles closely to the . The main difference is that the SD630 has a 3" LCD and no optical viewfinder while the SD600 has a 2.

Excellent exposure accuracy, Nicely saturated colors, Low image noise until ISO 100, Great LCD visibility in low-light, Fast and responsive

High image noise above ISO 200, Some barrel distortion, Some corner softness, Poor battery life, Redeye problems

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (macworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SD630 digital camera

 

The six-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD630 is a fine camera for most casual shooters. It has a luxurious LCD display, a fair number of scene modes, advanced settings, and automatic image rotation. However, it is expensive.

Automatic image rotation in Playback mode ; Good quality images ; Three-inch LCD ; Quick start-up and shoot ; A variety of advanced settings available ; Can crop photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio for displaying on a wide-screen HDTV or monitor

No viewfinder ; Sub-par exposure accuracy ; Expensive ; No optical image stabilization

You have to forgo the luxury of an optical viewfinder on the SD630, but this camera still has enough room to the right of the screen for most of the control buttons. The Power button and a simplified mode selector are located at the top of the camera,...

Sep, 2006

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