Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Canon Digital Ixus 960 IS
Member Name: GadgetJon
Canon Digital Ixus 960 IS
Advantages: tactile, excellent picture quality
Disadvantages: not very elegant, complex menus
You can get carried away with a compact camera "this new camera offers 1 billion pixels with amazing HD touch screen technology". However, when i was looking for a compact camera, I wanted one that allowed me to literally "point" at what I wanted and "shoot" a nice photo, then I ended up with this, and what a pleasant surprise.
Tactile - The camera is very nice to hold a crisp metal case, and a classy glass screen equates to a nice, if not slighlty chunky, piece of kit.
features - described in the technical specification you can see these "thrills" that I spoke about at the beginning, however these "thrills" actually work, and allow even a lumbering idiot like me to take a nice photo a lot of the time. If you are not like me, and love trawling through loads of features and adjusting your own shots, there is a whole bunch of applications that let you play with each individual setting
quality - With a Canon lens and 12.1 MP you cannot go wrong, the picture quality is superb, and thanks to the surprisingly bright flash, allows you to take reasonable pictures in the ark as well.
battery - The battery lasts a long time, and you can snap away quite happily on holiday without worrying about recharging every shot.
video - the video on the camera is outstanding! And one of the highlights for me, I cannot believe the quality of video you get with the camera
tough - You get the feeling with the camera (although i daren't try!) that it coul withstand a lot of punishment, just very sturdy feeling (good for the handbag on a night out after a few sambuka's).
night shots - this may just be me, but I have extreme difficulties taking shots with low visibility, this may just be down to me being inadequately camera efficient, but I have struggled on more than one occasion.
not the prettiest thing - as i stated earlier it is quite chunky, and not the most elegant of compact camera's.
All in all a very good camera, whether it be for quality holiday shots to a night out camera. Loads of features if you can be bothered to trawl through the menu's.
If you have any questions you want to ask message me and I'll do my best to answer
Summary: A definite for those into photography big time, or just looking for the easy option
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