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Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820. 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. People really like the viewfinder and color. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the design, and the size and price get negative comments.

portability, usability, image quality, color, viewfinder

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / Digital IXUS 970 IS / IXY 820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Nicole Price Fasig (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

 

The PowerShot SD890 IS's quirky design is offset by a wealth of features and impressive images.

Vivid color in night shots. Excellent video quality. Can start up in review mode and preview scene modes on LCD. Impressive battery life.

Pricey. Awkward Power button. Scroll wheel takes some getting used to.

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Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS review: Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

 

Whether human or camera, it's always hard following in the footsteps of a popular sibling, and the near-universally well-liked Canon PowerShot SD850 IS is a harder act to follow than most. Rather than simply bump up the resolution and zoom range for...

Optical image stabilization; optical viewfinder; decent photos.

Poor shot-to-shot performance; small LCD; awkward design; no optical zoom in movie capture.

A solid compact snapshooter, the Canon PowerShot SD890 IS nevertheless disappoints when compared with its predecessors and line-mates.

May, 2008

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

Canon Powershot SD890 IS

 

Jump to Page: Powershot SD890 IS Features & Controls Record Mode Screens & Menus Playback Screens & Menus Steve's Conclusion Sample Pictures 360-degree QuickTime VR Tour Next: Features & Controls Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

 

If you're looking for a slim design point and shoot camera with a fairly decent zoom range, the SD890 IS definitely deserves a look. It offers one of the longest zooms for a camera in its class, although it sacrifices a bit on the wide angle end. ...

10MP resolution37-185mm f/3.2-5.7 image stabilized lensAutomatic face detection2.5 inch 230,000 dot LCDOptical viewfinder

The Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Camera is the latest in Canon's...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Canon SD890 IS is a 10 megapixel point-and-shoot camera that features a 5x optical zoom lens equipped with Canon's image stabilizer that actually shifts the lens elements when movement is detected to help avoid blurry images. In addition to the...

Optical Image Stabilization ; 5x optical zoom lens extending to 185mm (35mm-equivalent) ; Face Detection ; Ability to track with Face Detection ; Good image quality, with above average detail capture ; Pleasing color ; Good macro area and quality ;...

Extremely inaccurate optical viewfinder ; Average speed performance ; Slow full-autofocus shutter lag ; Difficult to operate On/Off button ; Awkward Control Dial ; Some adjustment controls buried deep within My Colors mode ; Soft corners at wide angle...

On the technical side, the Canon SD890 IS is equipped with Face Detection that recognizes faces in a scene and automatically adjusts exposure, flash output, and white balance to help ensure that you take the best photo possible. The camera also...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH Review

 

If you're still confused about Canon's ELPH lineup after both of those then, well, I don't know what to tell you

Very good photo quality (in good light) ; 5X optical zoom in a compact, stylish body ; Optical image stabilization ; Generally snappy performance ; Optical viewfinder, a rarity in this class (even though its tiny) ; Redeye not a problem thanks to...

Images are on the noisy side in low light ; Some corner blurring ; LCD very difficult to see when wearing polarized sunglasses ; Lens is on the slow side (in terms of aperture) ; Sluggish flash recharging ; Difficult to access power button ; More...

Canon is one of the few camera manufacturers who still puts a memory card in the box along with the camera. In the case of the SD890, you'll get a 32MB card, which holds just six photos at the highest quality setting. Thus, you'll want to buy a larger...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (devhardware.com)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

 

The SD890 IS is the latest addition to a very successful line of highly functional and affordable cameras from Canon. This newest camera brings back many of the power-packed features of the SD line and adds a few new ones to offer an even more...

Despite these setbacks, the SD890 does offer a great value in and of itself, if not in comparison to all of its predecessors. The developments in this latest model combine to offer a unique device which blows away its competition in many regards but...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Review

 

Following up on a classic is inherently risky business: the list of new releases in the digicam world that have ultimately been cursed by the "but the last model was so good" argument is long and invariably grows every year. Ultimately, as gets said...

AF performance remains a highlight, Clean, vibrant shots, even at higher ISOs, Almost too easy to use, New styling and interface (if you like it)

Flash recycle/shot-to-shot times not improved, Initial price is predictably steep, Lens and white balance could be better, New styling and interface (if you hate it)

May, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Canon Powershot SD890 IS

 

The Canon Powershot SD890 IS (IXUS 970 IS in Europe) (announced 12 March, 2008) is a 10 megapixel point and shoot with 5x optical zoom (37mm - 185mm equiv.) and a 2.5 inch PureColor II LCD display. The Powershot SD890 … Continue reading →

With Canon's Image Inspection Tool, users can review pictures recently taken on the camera's bright, brilliant and easy-to-read 230,000-pixel PureColor LCD II display by zooming in to ensure that the subjects are in focus and to check for such...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon IXUS 970IS

 

5x optical zoom and 10 megapixels in a stylish package

5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilisation, sharp images, good noise performance up to ISO 800, looks fantastic

Some chromatic aberration issues, power button poorly designed

With few flaws a lot to like, the IXUS 970IS is another great compact camera from Canon. Its most noteworthy feature is the stabilised 5x optical zoom, but there should be something for most users in this package.

May, 2008

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