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Canon Digital IXUS 105 IS Silver Digital Camera - £69.97 @ Currys (Instore)
Canon Digital IXUS 105 IS Silver Digital Camera - £69.97 @ Currys (Instore)

Canon Digital IXUS 105 IS Silver Digital Camera - £69.97 @ Currys (Instore)

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The Canon Ixus 105 (the SD1300 IS in America) is a compact 12MP camera with a zoom lens equivalent to 28-112mm on a 35mm camera. It has an aluminium body, and a lithium rechargeable battery.

There are 15 shooting modes, including full Auto with Scene Detection Technology . It has Face Detection, Smart Flash Exposure, i-Contrast, optical image stabilisation, Motion Detection and a DIGIC 4 processor. The video is VGA (640x480).

Dimensions 90.5 x 55.8 x 21.2 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 140g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

The picture quality is fine in good light, less so in poor light.

This is a clearance item at Currys. I found one in the 9 shops closest to me.

Quidco is 1.5% for reserve and collect items at Currys. My order has already tracked.

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Original Poster

http://brain.pan.e-merchant.com/4/1/04787714/l_04787714.jpg

steves-digicams.com/cam…tml ends with:

Bottom Line - I enjoyed using the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS. The size and … Bottom Line - I enjoyed using the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS. The size and layout of the controls are nice, and for the most part the camera takes decent pictures when compared to other models in this price range. There was a bit more noise than I would have liked to see, and some may miss the HD video option. However, for an ultra-compact digicam, I feel the SD1300 IS offers a good value with a street price of $200 US or less.



More reviews:
cameras.co.uk/rev…cfm
photographyblog.com/rev…ew/
pcpro.co.uk/rev…105
testfreaks.co.uk/dig…05/
amazon.co.uk/Can…s=1

Price history at camerapricebuster.co.uk/pro…tml

Specifications at dpreview dpreview.com/pro…0is

Past deals at £59 from M&S hotukdeals.com/dea…593 and £84 hotukdeals.com/dea…574

At the moment, there is no CHDK firmware chdk.wikia.com/wik…0IS but there have been quite a few posts in the last month on the porting thread chdk.setepontos.com/ind…720

To use CHDK firmware, you copy the free firmware files onto a SD card and restart the camera. It lets you access a wide range of options - for instance to save RAW images, or have a lot more control over the settings. For instance, I saw a comment about being able to zoom in and out in the video mode when you use the CHDK firmware.
Edited by: "ahenry" 11th May 2011

Banned

Bargain

Good luck guys. None near me.

Banned

Stock in
Stratford Upon Avon
Leamington Spa
Kidderminster

What is better / better value? A refurbished Fuji 1600 or 1800 at £80 or £85 or this (SD1300)?

This could be a perfect present for my little sister.

Reserved one in wolves for the father in law!

just tried to reserve another one for my dad but it seems that they are all sold out in the wv2 area
Edited by: "ap123ap" 12th May 2011

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zaphodbb

What is better / better value? A refurbished Fuji 1600 or 1800 at £80 or … What is better / better value? A refurbished Fuji 1600 or 1800 at £80 or £85 or this (SD1300)?



The Canon is small enough to fit in a shirt or trouser pocket. Those Fujifilm ones are quite a bit smaller than a digital SLR, but you would carry them in a coat pocket.

The Canon has a built in Li-ion battery. If it runs flat, you either fit a spare one, or plug in the charger. The Fujifilm cameras take AA batteries (you'll need some rechargables and a charger). You would also be able to buy some alkaline batteries when you are out and about and take a few more pictures.

The Canon video is VGA. The Fujifilm is HD. I would want to compare some sample videos first, as having more pixels in an image doesn't mean that the image looks sharper or better.

The picture quality for both will be fine in good light, fine for snaps in poor light with the flash, and so-so for more detailed pictures in poor light. In good light the Fujifilm zoom is usefully longer. In poor light, this would just make a big picture with lots of noise.

If CHDK firmware does get finished for the Canon, then you can have much geeky pleasure fiddling with settings - long exposure times, processing RAW files etc. If you replace the SD card with a normal one, then everything goes back to normal.Its not a given that the CHDK firmware will be released for this camera, but the porting thread is quite active, and it seems to be working in part already. I used to have an A580, where the porting efforts fizzled out.

If you compare the cameras supported by CHDK chdk.wikia.com/wik…HDK and the prices at camerapricebuster.co.uk/cat…tml the models which are supported with CHDK sell for much more than the others.

First you need to find some stock though ...
Edited by: "ahenry" 12th May 2011

For anyone who can't find stock, Jessops have the 107 for another tenner. As far as I can see it's exactly the same spec as the 105 but renamed for a Jessops exclusive. Compare the specs yourself to be sure.

jessops.com/onl…tml

ahenry

[quote=zaphodbb] What is better / better value? A refurbished Fuji 1600 … [quote=zaphodbb] What is better / better value? A refurbished Fuji 1600 or 1800 at £80 or £85 or this (SD1300)?



ahenry

The Canon is small enough to fit in a shirt or trouser pocket. Those … The Canon is small enough to fit in a shirt or trouser pocket. Those Fujifilm ones are quite a bit smaller than a digital SLR, but you would carry them in a coat pocket.

You really need to see the cameras in the flesh & decide what you want from them. My missus has the Ixus 130 & it really is tiny. It lives in her handbag permanently. Third party batteries are available at a fraction of the Canon originals & are also tiny, so there's really no excuse for running out of power. (She still manages it though just as she manages to run out of card space, no matter how large the card...)

...If it was available anywhere!

Got one, and remebered quidco, reserved in Inverurie.

Thanks

Stock in Clacton.

i jsus went through most of the south west of UK , NO STOCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bought my wife the Ixus 95 (previous model) for Christmas and it is a fantastic camera.

Small camera with good quality images.

If I could find one of these locally to me I would grab it like a shot but all out of stock.

Original Poster

I just collected one. It is tiny. It feels nice apart from a cheap wobbly sliding switch on the back.

Check PC World. Same price.

pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

Just found stock at Basildon & Chelmsford.
Edited by: "rbz5416" 12th May 2011

I found one locally. Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also the Fuji (1600) permits "seamless" stitching together of 3 shots in a wide panorama and has both the wide angle and 15x zoom facilities. These are rather more fundamental than the geeky fiddles alluded to earlier.

zaphodbb

I found one locally. Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also … I found one locally. Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also the Fuji (1600) permits "seamless" stitching together of 3 shots in a wide panorama and has both the wide angle and 15x zoom facilities. These are rather more fundamental than the geeky fiddles alluded to earlier.


All the information you need has been posted already. You know sometimes in life you just have to make a decision for yourself.

zaphodbb

I found one locally. Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also … I found one locally. Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also the Fuji (1600) permits "seamless" stitching together of 3 shots in a wide panorama and has both the wide angle and 15x zoom facilities. These are rather more fundamental than the geeky fiddles alluded to earlier.



If size isn't an issue then go for the Fuji, but if you want something more portable go for the IXUS.

I have a Fuji S6500fd from way back and it's awesome. I also have a Canon IXUS 100 which is my camera I keep on me at all times.

rbz5416

All the information you need has been posted already. You know sometimes … All the information you need has been posted already. You know sometimes in life you just have to make a decision for yourself.



Clearly when it comes to admitting that this camera lacks some rather basic specific features which the admittedly refurbished Fuji 1600 doesn't, concise answers are not readily given.

zaphodbb

Clearly when it comes to admitting that this camera lacks some rather … Clearly when it comes to admitting that this camera lacks some rather basic specific features which the admittedly refurbished Fuji 1600 doesn't, concise answers are not readily given.

What "basic feature"s do you think the Canon lacks?

rbz5416

Check PC World. Same … Check PC World. Same price.http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/canon-ixus-105-compact-digital-camera-04787714-pdt.htmlJust found stock at Basildon & Chelmsford.


Basildon Pipps Hill has 2 empty boxes and 1 display camera, I went in the shop on my way home.

Bargain. I paid £300 for a Canon Ixus in 2003 and it's only 5MP !! Heated.

zaphodbb

Clearly when it comes to admitting that this camera lacks some rather … Clearly when it comes to admitting that this camera lacks some rather basic specific features which the admittedly refurbished Fuji 1600 doesn't, concise answers are not readily given.

zaphodbb

Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also the Fuji (1600) … Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also the Fuji (1600) permits "seamless" stitching together of 3 shots in a wide panorama and has both the wide angle and 15x zoom facilities.


spruceyb

If size isn't an issue then go for the Fuji, but if you want something … If size isn't an issue then go for the Fuji, but if you want something more portable go for the IXUS.I have a Fuji S6500fd from way back and it's awesome. I also have a Canon IXUS 100 which is my camera I keep on me at all times.



I keep a T-Mobile Pulse Mini on me and it takes around 20 seconds for the camera to load up and shoot, compared to about 5 on my Kodak compact digital. How quick is the Ixus (I know this will be in the reviews in the first post but I'm feeling lazy :)).

zaphodbb

I keep a T-Mobile Pulse Mini on me and it takes around 20 seconds for the … I keep a T-Mobile Pulse Mini on me and it takes around 20 seconds for the camera to load up and shoot, compared to about 5 on my Kodak compact digital. How quick is the Ixus (I know this will be in the reviews in the first post but I'm feeling lazy :)).



It's fast, from start up to picture taken in 2-3 secs depending on if flash is used or not. (Hardly noticeable, but my model is slightly better than the 105 but can't see it being that different.)

Original Poster

zaphodbb

Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also the Fuji (1600) … Does it have image stabilisation like the Fuji? Also the Fuji (1600) permits "seamless" stitching together of 3 shots in a wide panorama and has both the wide angle and 15x zoom facilities.



You could look in the second paragraph in the description of the first post, look at the picture in the second post, or the link to the "specifications"

ahenry

You could look in the second paragraph in the description of the first … You could look in the second paragraph in the description of the first post, look at the picture in the second post, or the link to the "specifications"



Obviously I tried the specifications. I was hoping for something more explicit than a picture.

2nd paragraph of the op's post? Optical image stabilisation. Ok, pretty inferior to the "refurbished" Fuji 1600 in that department, as well as lense and panorama. Glad you didn't feel obliged to justify these shortcomings, I'm sure it has its advantages.

zaphodbb

Obviously I tried the specifications. I was hoping for something more … Obviously I tried the specifications. I was hoping for something more explicit than a picture.2nd paragraph of the op's post? Optical image stabilisation. Ok, pretty inferior to the "refurbished" Fuji 1600 in that department, as well as lense and panorama. Glad you didn't feel obliged to justify these shortcomings, I'm sure it has its advantages.

Probably time to let the thinking head have a go...

Edited by: "rbz5416" 12th May 2011

Original Poster

zaphodbb

Obviously I tried the specifications. I was hoping for something more … Obviously I tried the specifications. I was hoping for something more explicit than a picture.2nd paragraph of the op's post? Optical image stabilisation. Ok, pretty inferior to the "refurbished" Fuji 1600 in that department, as well as lense and panorama. Glad you didn't feel obliged to justify these shortcomings, I'm sure it has its advantages.



The picture has the text "CANON ZOOM LENS 4X IS". It might have been advertising Castlemaine beer, but given the context, I think its probable that it was referring to the zoom range of the lens and Image Stabilisation.

The specification has a long detailed list of stuff, and says nothing about panoramic shots. If you're looking for detailed information about a camera, then a good way to find out about it is by reading a selection of reviews. Sometimes these discuss things that you don't care about. Sometimes they discuss things that you do care about.

pcpro.co.uk/rev…105 has this comment:

One minor thing is that according to Canon's website, the 95IS, 105 and … One minor thing is that according to Canon's website, the 95IS, 105 and 210 don't support Stitch Assist, which was the only on-camera gizmo I ever really used, it shows the last photo whilst you're framing the next in a panorama. I hope that's not gone, but it's not a killer.



Personally, I couldn't care less about this feature.
Edited by: "ahenry" 12th May 2011

Thanks ahenry, that is the only feature that will cause me to upgrade from my Kodak digicam. Glad to hear it finds reliable employment in the real world, if only on the slightly more upmarket Ixus.

Fuji give loads of specifications on their site, it really is a much more highly featured camera. Sorry I'm new to photography and the Ixus IS could've been the IS in ISO for all I knew or cared.

Fuji has dual (electronic as I recall) image stabilisation. But it's size is a big deterrent. Thanks for explaining the current state of things in the quality Compact Digital market.

Original Poster

They are still listed as being in stock in Stratford upon Avon, Witney, Driffield, Bridlington and Barrow in Furness

does the fact that the website says unavailable mean it's gone from everywhere now? or do I need to call round locally? thanks.
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