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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 503 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. Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the reliability and performance, and there are some negative opinions 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.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Josh Goldman (cnet.com)

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 : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

 

What Canon's SD990 IS lacks in glamorous features, it makes up for in speed and brilliant images.

Excellent image quality. Full manual operation. Speedy boot and recycle times. Very little shutter lag.

Expensive. Somewhat bulky. Can't record high-def video. Just average noise scores.

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Nov, 2008

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

Canon Powershot SD990 IS

 

Physical Views The SD990 IS compared to a standard CD disc. Powershot SD990 IS Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.7x Optical/4x Digital/15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System Image Capture...

Oct, 2008

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS Review

 

The Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS (also known as the PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH in North America) is the first-ever Digital IXUS / ELPH camera to offer a true manual mode, instantly appealing to all those DSLR owners looking for a pocketable second...

In summary, the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS / PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH can be highly recommended to DSLR owners who are in the need of a second camera that they can take along even when their main 'workhorse' has to stay at home, and also to...

Dec, 2008

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

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

Canon's PowerShot SD990 IS digital camera replaces the company's previous PowerShot SD950 IS model as the flagship of the Digital ELPH lineup, and updates the chassis with a curvier style while retaining exactly the same control layout. Overall, the...

Full-frame sensor gives 1:1 crop factor, true wide angle with 35mm lenses, Very compact and relatively lightweight for a full-frame d-SLR, Dramatically less expensive than the only other full-frame d-SLR currently on the market, Canon's own 1Ds Mark...

Full-frame, high resolution sensor is very demanding of lenses, even high-end lenses can have trouble in the corners (Plan on spending serious $$ on lenses to keep up with this body!), Color is generally good, but reds are significantly oversaturated,...

The standard ISO sensitivity range offered by the Canon SD990 IS is unchanged from the SD950, with a minimum of ISO 100 through to a maximum of ISO 1,600, plus a high sensitivity scene mode which allows this to be boosted to a maximum of ISO 3,200....

May, 2008

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

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS , the latest flagship ultracompact in Canon's well-known Digital ELPH line of pocket cams, was rolled out just before the holiday buying season got underway in an effort to tempt buyers with a camera that simultaneously...

Superior build quality, styling, Quick Shot mode makes OVF shooting logical, Decent all around performance, Sensible feature set offers the stuff you need without the bloat

High-res sensor muddies up images, Lens performance, specs only adequate, LCD should be bigger for this price, Too much money for too few bells and whistles

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (photokina-show.com)

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

 

Canon announces the new PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH camera. Loaded with a host of advanced features, such as Optical Image Stabilization and Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor, this new Canon camera is ideal for the trendsetting techie looking for...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (photokina-show.com)

Canon IXUS 980 IS

 

Canon re-energises its Digital IXUS compact digital camera range with a new model: the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS, which replace the Canon Digital IXUS 960 IS. The flagship 14.7 Megapixel Digital IXUS 980 IS brings several exciting "firsts" to the IXUS...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

 

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

Canon IXUS 980 IS

 

Extremely stylish compact with 14.7-megapixel sensor.

Very high resolution, sharp images, manual shooting mode, incredibly stylish

Some corner softening

Another fantastic compact from Canon, the IXUS 980 IS takes everything that was great about past units and adds manual shooting modes, a very smooth design and a higher resolution sensor, making this one of the best high-end compacts on the market.

Oct, 2008

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