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Good: Full control over this babe
Bad: Flash leaves light spots on photos taken in the dark.
Comment: Brilliant results one gets from IXUS 970 IS. I used it for exact one year before I damaged the lens. I have not purchased any other compact camera cause I did not find even one close to its specifications to date.
IT IS A GREAT CAMERA with bad workshop receptionist in Kuwait, after purchasing it, I never used my Pentax Z5 or other DSLR.
I will not hesitate saying, "any one taking photography as hobby or as profession, start with Canon IXUS 970 IS."
Good: Takes great pictures
Bad: Odd control dial
Comment: I have only had my hands on this camera for a short while but even this early on I think this is a terrific device. Although not perfect in every aspect, as an all round compact point and click camera it takes some beating. If want to own a pocket camera that takes great pictures in a wide variety of locations and lighting conditions with a minimum of fuss then you can't do much better than this.
A couple of specific points ..
The much maligned shape of the camera albeit unusual causes me no problems, even when used one handed I find the camera comfortable in the hand and well balanced.
The control dial on the other hand seems rather strange and pointless but then the Ixus 850 has a touch sensitive dial which was almost as strange. I simply ignore this "feature" and use the more conventional directional rocker instead.
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