Canon IXUS 200 IS / Powershot SD980IS reviews and prices: Compact camera

29 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£200 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 29 reviews.
Canon IXUS 200 IS / Powershot SD980IS: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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jeff, london Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great camera, easy to use, good value for money - would highly recommend
Bad points:
should have been supplied with sdhc card
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2010

Michael, Lymm Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture quality
photo stitching is a nice feature
intelligent auto is really good
very compact without compromising picture quality
video quality good as well
Bad points:
buttons a little small
only having pdf instructions
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2010

Andy, Bridgend Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Touch screen works well for viewing and deleting photos + options
Video is easy to shoot and good quality
Bad points:
Build quality of the new IXUS range is a bit plasticy compared to the older models like Ixus 50 say.
Slight purpling on images but nothing major
Vids are in quicktime format so have to convert to avi or mpg to use in other apps like Windows DVD maker.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, good quality, reliable brand, interesting feature like colour selection.
Bad points:
If LCD breaks, theres no reparation possible
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jan 2011

boop, kildare Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great little camera, great size. Never looked at the manual so got a little annoyed at times trying to work bits out but then that was my own fault as i'm sure the manual would have explained it well. But good thing is, it is not so complicated that you can't work it out on your own. I went for the purple as it was €50 cheaper than the nicer colours but as it turns out, i love the purple! Not sure all men would fancy it much though. Start up to take photo is quick and it is also quick in recharging its flash which is bliss, since my powershot A2000 took forever to recharge the flash which would be the only reason why i wouldn't buy that camera again if it was still available as it was absolutely brilliant. But a quick recharge of flash is essential if you would like your blood pressure to remain within safe limits. The automatic macro got me the most amazing photo of a grasshopper, as someone said "you can even see what he ate for supper", which obviously you can't, but it is that good that you can turn him from an inch long midget into a monstrous giant and see everything in perfect crisp detail.
Bad points:
It is easy to activate the touch screen when you actually don't intend to which can be irritating. When zoomed in on a photo and using the dial to navigate around the screen it is easy to flick to the next photo, again irritating but if you just used the touch screen you wouldn't find this a problem. Both these are very minor 'bad' points. I read somewhere that it's a poor attempt at touchscreen, but i think it's fun and also i still like to have the choice to use the buttons and dials, but then i'm often slow to move with the technological times. Optical zoom slightly less than my previous camera which i thought would disappoint me but actually i don't notice at all, it's great.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
compact, light, easy to use in automatic mode
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent product. Easy to carry around. Good quality pictures. Easy to use in auto mode
Bad points:
Quite complicated and don't use all the features. (My own failing)
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2010

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen Yes
3D No
Media format MMCplus Card
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 130
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 99.9x53.4x22.9
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2009-08-25
Height in mm 53.4
Width in mm 99.9
Depth in mm 22.9
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 120
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 24
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Manufacturer's Description

Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS
Ultra wide-angle IXUS. Style you can touch.

Featuring an ultra wide-angle 24mm lens, 5.0x optical zoom and an intuitive touch screen interface, the 12.1 Megapixel Digital IXUS 200 IS combines cutting-edge technology with stylish IXUS design.

Smart metal body in 4 colours
24mm ultra wide-angle 5.0x zoom lens with optical IS
12.1 Megapixel CCD
Widescreen 3.0” PureColor II Touch display
Easy touch-screen camera operation
Smart Auto
DIGIC 4
720p HD movies
Active Display
Hints & Tips UI

Smart metal body in 4 colours
The Digital IXUS 200 IS’s stylish two-tone metal body has a solid sculpted feel that’s easy to carry and a pleasure to use. Available in four different colours: silver, brown, purple or blue, there’s one to suit all tastes.

24mm ultra wide-angle 5.0x zoom lens
An ultra-wide 24mm lens is perfect for capturing sweeping landscapes or group shots. At the other end of the range, the 5.0x optical zoom lets you get closer to your subject – ideal for candid portrait shots. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer delivers blur-free results throughout the zoom range.

12.1 Megapixel CCD
The 12.1 Megapixel CCD captures a wealth of fine detail. Turn images into poster-size prints, or creatively crop images without losing detail.

Widescreen 3.0” PureColor II Touch LCD
The easy-to-use touch-screen display enables intuitive control of numerous camera functions. When shooting, Touch AF enables you to track focus on a subject simply by touching the screen, while easily selectable icons allow changes to the shooting mode, flash settings and exposure. Reviewing images is a breeze – simply drag a finger across the screen to flick through your shots. With Touch Actions, you can quickly access various playback functions via simple on-screen gestures. The PureColor II Touch LCD screen’s wide viewing angle and excellent colour and contrast rendition provides a clear display, even in bright sunlight.

Smart Auto and Shooting Modes
Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology analyses the shooting scene and determines the settings required for the best possible shot. With 22 scene types detected, great shots can be achieved in any situation. 20 shooting modes include Creative Light Effect – a feature that uses the optical Image Stabilizer to create shapes from points of light in dark scenes.

DIGIC 4
Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor makes the Digital IXUS 200 IS more responsive and ensures great image-quality.

720p HD movies
Create widescreen (16:9) movies in high definition (1280×720, 30fps) then use the mini HDMI connection for playback on HD TVs.

Active Display
By simply flicking and tilting the camera, Active Display lets you cycle through images, start and stop movies and check the focus of your shot.

Hints & Tips UI
To guide you through the camera’s operation, the Hints & Tips UI provides on-screen explanations of the camera’s features during shooting, playback and in menus.


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