Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Canon Digital Ixus 950 IS
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Canon Digital Ixus 950 IS
Advantages: Good display screen, good battery stamina, small size
Disadvantages: Not many manual settings, viewfinder is inaccurate, decent photo quality
It is immediately distinguishable that the Ixus 950 IS, is a Canon due to its modern and classy aesthetic feature. With a slightly shinny silver finish and mirror like accents, which makes the camera quite attractive.
The only issue is you'll face with its body is the constant need to wipe/clean the front because it does get fingerprints easily and some might find it annoying because they won't be able to see their face clearly in it.
The size of the camera is not very compact nor is it big, more of a average size that weights just a bit more. When taking photo graphs you can expect good colour accuracy, a good dynamic range. It also supports video capture at 30 frames per second, which is quite good for a compact player, upon playback, it is clear that there is smooth recording with inconsistent frames.
However, the image does suffer from noise problems. Particularly in dark conditions which would force you to either use flash or increase the ISO to compensate.
But sadly, it does not come with a wide range of manual settings which is crucial to some photographers that want to explorer a more advance level of photography using settings such as shuttle speed.
The camera has been designed fairly well, with easy to understand menu lay outs and all the functions can be found and use without much hassle. There is only one particular issue, which is when you want to tune the manual focus.
Besides the LCD display screen, there is also a viewfinder which you can use. However it should be best kept for emergencies only such as when conditions are too bright to view the LCD display screen comfortably without glare.
The battery stamina is quite good, therefore you won't need to be worry about not having enough power to use this camera to its fullest. There is also an image stabilisation feature that helps to keep images sharp if you have a shaky hand.
Summary: A reasonably stylish camera that gives you a decent performance but not many manual settings
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