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Canon PowerShot SD950 IS / IXUS 960 IS Above 10 Megapixel

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $449.99

    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution12.4 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3.7x
    Camera TypeCompact
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens36 - 133 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range19.2 in. to Infinity (w)
    Macro Focus Range24 - 19.2 in. (w) / 15.6 - 19.2 in. (t)
    Focal Length7.7 - 28.5 mm
    Camera Resolution12.4 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 3264 x 2448 • 2592 x 1944 • 1600 x 1200 • 4000 x 3000 • 4000 x 2248
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 120 • 1024 x 768
    Video Speed15 fps
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Video FormatAVI • Motion JPEG
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f5.8 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed15 - 1/1600 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Frames Per Second1.5 Frames
    Memory TypeMultimedia Card • SD Card • SDHC Card
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal
    Compression TypeJPEG • EXIF 2.2 • DPOF 1.1
    File Size (High Res.)5.04 MB (25 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.08 MB (about 1,600 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 1600 • 80
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size2.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution230,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Width3.78 in.
    Depth1.09 in.
    Height2.36 in.
    Weight0.36 lb.
    Warranty90 Days
    Exterior ColorSilver
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Hand Strap • 32 MB Memory Card • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger • AV Cable
    Release DateSeptember, 2007
    Product ID44849919

Product Description

The PowerShot SD950 IS Digital ELPH, with its curved sleek Titanium body, is as powerful as it is exquisite: There's a high-resolution 12.1 megapixel CCD, an Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.7x optical zoom. Face Detection Technology is also on board to automatically give you just the shot you're looking for. Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600 let you command low light like a pro. There's even a high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD that makes shooting and playback a delight.

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The 12-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD950 IS is Canon’s current top-of-the-line point-and-shoot digital camera. It has a 3.7x optical zoom lens with image stabilization and a 2.5-inch LCD display as well as an optical viewfinder. All this is housed in a handsome, pocket-sized titanium body.

Canon PowerShot SD950 IS Review Contents:

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ccurtiz a Beginner

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2008

Strengths:    It has a great macro setting. It's easy to navigate from screen to screen for those or don't know cameras well. It's small and compatible, so you can carry it with you at all times. I keep mine, just in case a photo opportunity arises. The zoom action is FANTASTIC. I took a picture of a dog from the comfort of my seat, inside a restaurant located across the street and through a window. The camera still kept the clarity with minimal noise. WOW! It has the ability to make your photos look more professionally done, and since I've had mine, people sometimes think a DSLR was used take the photos.

Weaknesses:    Either I'm not completely savvy with the camera yet, or the night setting isn't really good. When trying to snap pictures of objects at night (and with the use of a tripod), it creates a lot of noise. I've tried to take a night shot with both high and low ISO, and it didn't work. Also, this doesn't have the option for a super macro setting. And it's also difficult to take pictures of moving animals even when set on the "children & pets" function; the images usually come out blurry.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this camera to upgrade my old Sony DSC-T7 about 6 months ago. I didn't think this camera had much to it until I discovered all the neat features that came with it. I'm brand new to photography and will soon be upgrading to a DSLR camera to add to my PowerShot. If you're looking into photography, and don't want to spend loads of money on a DSLR, I would recommend this item. If you would like to just upgrade your old one, and use it for recreational use, I would still recommend this one. The price is very reasonable. This is a camera I believe I can keep for another 5-8 years.

After purchasing this camera I decided to become more serious about my photography. All in all, I'm glad I invested in this camera. After showing other people all the features and settings, 3 people want to buy it!

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   www.bestbuy.com

Similar Products Used:   None

Type of photography:   Other

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