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Canon IXUS 950 IS Digital Camera - Silver (8.0MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD - £169.99 delivered @ Am
Canon IXUS 950 IS Digital Camera - Silver (8.0MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD - £169.99 delivered @ Am

Canon IXUS 950 IS Digital Camera - Silver (8.0MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD - £169.99 delivered @ Am

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Technical Details

* Product Description: Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS - digital camera
* Product Type: Digital camera - point and shoot
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 9 cm x 2.6 cm x 5.7 cm
* Weight: 165 g
* Flash Memory: 32 MB
* Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
* Sensor Resolution: 8.0 Megapixel
* Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
* Lens Aperture: F/2.8-5.5
* Focus Adjustment: Automatic
* Min Focus Range: 50 cm
* Focal Length: 5.8 mm - 23.2 mm
* Optical Zoom: 4 x
* Digital Zoom: 4 x
* Image Stabiliser: Optical
* Camera Flash: Built-in flash
* Red Eye Reduction: Built-in
* Microphone: Microphone - built-in
* Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom
* Display: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - colour
* Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

44 Comments

Original Poster

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Its nice but I would actually say the 75 was a better buy, same battery, bigger screen and little in lost resolution...

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speedski

Its nice but I would actually say the 75 was a better buy, same battery, … Its nice but I would actually say the 75 was a better buy, same battery, bigger screen and little in lost resolution...



Only problem with the ones with larger screens is the lack of a viewfinder. Personally, I'd prefer the viewfinder as well.

any free leather case or SD card with this?

I have this camera and it DOES have a viewfinder and is a pretty sweet bit of kit with full manual controls also.

Does anyone know if this is the same case as the 800IS? It looks very similar, but I own the underwater case for the 800IS and I want to know if it would work for this model. Otherwise, it looks like I'll be stuck with the 800IS for a while longer!!

The IS alone makes the £50 increase in price over the 70 worth it imo

The extra zoom and MP is just a side benefit.

gbowman2412

I have this camera and it DOES have a viewfinder and is a pretty sweet … I have this camera and it DOES have a viewfinder and is a pretty sweet bit of kit with full manual controls also.


Nobody said it didn't have a viewfinder? :? Also it does not have what any serious photographer would call full manual control. It has a "manual" setting which allows you to change some things though. :thumbsup:
Full review here: reghardware.co.uk/200…is/
It is an excellent camera and this is an excellent hot deal though! :santa:

Wish i had gone for this instead of Sony Cybershot T-100.

Once i bought HD Docking station, 4gb mem card + Leather case, it came to well over £300! :O

And the quality isnt even on par with my 2 year old casio exlim!

I have an IXUS 50 from a couple of years back - was a pressie. I would get one from the Canon range again. HOT!

Koma Toes

Nobody said it didn't have a viewfinder? :? Also it does not have what … Nobody said it didn't have a viewfinder? :? Also it does not have what any serious photographer would call full manual control. It has a "manual" setting which allows you to change some things though. :thumbsup: Full review here: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/06/15/review_canon_ixus_950is/It is an excellent camera and this is an excellent hot deal though! :santa:



A serious photographer wouldn't even consider this camera... It's a compact after all... It's not like it's a SLR or anything... No compact camera has "Full manual control" so I think that comment was unnecessary.

This camera is a good camera. If you want to compare it with the 75... have a look:

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS (Digital IXUS 950 IS)
Canon PowerShot SD750 (Digital IXUS 75)

dpreview.com/rev…all

See the specs side by side.

If you read the reviews you will see that people compare this camera to the quality of an SLR, whereas the quality of pictures taken by the 75 is pooerer. My mum bought the 75 and to be honest it isn't that great. The extra £50 here is really worth it.

This price for 950is has been the same for several months on Amazon - they have good prices for all the cannon range. Hardly a hot deal, but a good one :thumbsup:

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This is a very good camera. A little larger and heavier than some but still pocketable. The operating butons etc are a good size if you have fat fingers. It has a good zoom range, a viewfinder,excellent manual modes to cope with differing conditions as well as a very good auto mode for simple shots. It also can take low resolution movies limited only by the capacity of the SD Card. The provision of a viewfinder is essential in any camera I would buy. In brightdaylight you cant see the image on the screen and there are some occasions when I want the screen turned of to take discreet shots. This price seems to me to be good value. I have an Ixus 800 IS. IS standing for image stabilization. Voted Hot

cr362

This price for 950is has been the same for several months on Amazon - … This price for 950is has been the same for several months on Amazon - they have good prices for all the cannon range. Hardly a hot deal, but a good one :thumbsup:


It was £173.90 on the 7/11/07, so the price has gone down a bit. :thumbsup: If this is not a hot deal where is it cheaper? Thanks. :santa:

I bought Canon Digital IXUS 500 couple of years ago, excellent quality, solid metal body, well built and just excellent all around, better than Sony.

I'm surprised the 75 is poor when the 50 is good, well it was 2 years ago in comparison to others, lol... I also have an SLR. Who can beat a little camera like this when out and about. Wouldn't dream of taking my SLR out every day. You need something like this when you have a baby and have a snap shot trigger finger... can't be helped, he is so gorgeous!

Voted hot. I've had Canon 400's, a 700 as well as various other digi-cameras and always go back to the Canons. Might buy one of these post Xmas if they are still at this price and if I get rid of some of my camera collection on Ebay!

jakenjo

I'm surprised the 75 is poor when the 50 is good, well it was 2 years ago … I'm surprised the 75 is poor when the 50 is good, well it was 2 years ago in comparison to others, lol...


It isn't poor. The Ixus 75 gets great reviews. :thumbsup:

Just ordered a Panasonic DMC-TZ3. 10 x Optical Zoom and 4 x Digital Zoom. 28mm Wide Angle Lens. £169.99. Had a demo, its absolutely superb both in Build and picture Quality.

nyum

A serious photographer wouldn't even consider this camera... It's a … A serious photographer wouldn't even consider this camera... It's a compact after all... It's not like it's a SLR or anything... No compact camera has "Full manual control" so I think that comment was unnecessary. This camera is a good camera. If you want to compare it with the 75... have a look:Canon PowerShot SD850 IS (Digital IXUS 950 IS)Canon PowerShot SD750 (Digital IXUS 75)http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=canon_sd850is%2Ccanon_sd750&show=allSee the specs side by side.


point taken about the word FULL :oops:
It's well worth having a screen protector on the screen if you buy this as it is quite flush to the back of the camera.

Bought this for £179 from Amazon back in October. Great little camera. Voted hot.

Demon Cleaner

Bought this for £179 from Amazon back in October. Great little camera. … Bought this for £179 from Amazon back in October. Great little camera. Voted hot.



Surely the £173.90 deal for this camera with the Ixus Leather Case and 1GB Memory Card was a much better deal. If you're not in a hurry, I think it's worth waiting till the next combination deal? Does anyone know what the post Xmas sales are like at Amazon??

dcx_badass

Sorry but unless your unstable and constantly shak you don't need image … Sorry but unless your unstable and constantly shak you don't need image stabilisation on a 4x zoom. We also have a TZ3 and with a 10% zoom you need stabilisation, but not a 4x.



Sorry but that is not necessarily the case. Yes image stabilisation does help with telephoto shots but it is more to do with shutter speed, ISO and aperture. At full zoom if you have a high enough shutter speed (i.e good light conditions) you don't need IS but if you are on wide angle (i.e no zoom) and the light is poor the IS is still a great help because you can keep a lower ISO / higher aperture by using a lower shutter speed than you could without IS so as to keep the picture sharper and to avoid camera shake. So if a camera (or lens for DSLR's) has got image stabilisation I would consider it and not dismiss it due to a lack of a powerful zoom.

I was considering the TZ3 (after a lot of research) and had a look at it today but thought it was a bit bulky, don't get me wrong it is a great camera with an excellent lens. I have the EOS 350D so don't really need a big zoom lens otherwise I would have bought it, what I need is something a bit smaller for my pocket. I am now thinking of Canon IXUS 860 IS but I will have to wait for a deal for it to be posted on this excellent forum! :thumbsup:

Hi everyone

Does anyone one know how the IXUS 950 IS compares with the IXUS 860 IS???

:santa:

sumo.1

Hi everyoneDoes anyone one know how the IXUS 950 IS compares with the … Hi everyoneDoes anyone one know how the IXUS 950 IS compares with the IXUS 860 IS???:santa:



Not much difference, the main one is that the 860 IS has a lens which is equivalent to a 28 – 105mm zoom compared to the 950 IS which is 35 – 140mm, this means the 860 IS has a wider angle lens, it might not sound much but it does make a big difference when trying to fit a group of people in or a landscape. The 850 IS is also slightly bigger by a couple of millimeters but weighs slightly less.

2 reviews here:

860 IS - ]http//ww…php

950 IS - ]http//ww…php

Gitfinger

I was considering the TZ3 (after a lot of research) and had a look at it … I was considering the TZ3 (after a lot of research) and had a look at it today but thought it was a bit bulky, don't get me wrong it is a great camera with an excellent lens. I have the EOS 350D so don't really need a big zoom lens otherwise I would have bought it, what I need is something a bit smaller for my pocket. I am now thinking of Canon IXUS 860 IS but I will have to wait for a deal for it to be posted on this excellent forum! :thumbsup:


I did the same, and got the Canon Ixus 860 IS in the end for exactly the same reasons... :thumbsup: It was £206 on Amazon a few weeks ago when I got mine, but has gone up since :? One reason I got it on Amazon is that I wanted the insurance for 5 years which was only £46 I think - much cheaper than everywhere else I looked. The screen is superb. I don't miss the viewfinder at all (I never used it on my old Ixus either - with a 1" screen!), and I wanted the 28mm wide angle. :santa:

Hi Gitfinger

Thanks very much for the info, and the links to the 2 reviews. I've had a good read, and it sounds like the 860 IS is definitely the way to go...and worth the extra bit of money.

Just need to wait for a good deal to appear on here :whistling:

I think the best price i've seen for it is on 7dayshop...
7dayshop.com/cat…912

If anyone knows anywhere cheaper, please post :gift:

Mal.



Gitfinger

Not much difference, the main one is that the 860 IS has a lens which is … Not much difference, the main one is that the 860 IS has a lens which is equivalent to a 28 – 105mm zoom compared to the 950 IS which is 35 – 140mm, this means the 860 IS has a wider angle lens, it might not sound much but it does make a big difference when trying to fit a group of people in or a landscape. The 850 IS is also slightly bigger by a couple of millimeters but weighs slightly less.2 reviews here: 860 IS - ]http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_canon_digital_ixus_860_is.php950 IS - ]http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_canon_digital_ixus_950_is.php

Double post

sumo.1

Hi GitfingerThanks very much for the info, and the links to the 2 … Hi GitfingerThanks very much for the info, and the links to the 2 reviews. I've had a good read, and it sounds like the 860 IS is definitely the way to go...and worth the extra bit of money.Just need to wait for a good deal to appear on here :whistling: I think the best price i've seen for it is on 7dayshop...http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=102912If anyone knows anywhere cheaper, please post :gift: Mal.


No probs happy to help!


Hi Koma

I had the IXUS V3 and never really used the viewfinder, it was difficult to see through and tended to crop a bit more than the screen, great little camera though but just gone kaput (under warranty but I'm using it as an excuse to the other half to get a new camera, shhhh!).


£212.60 from Amazon, hmm I'm tempted.... ]http//ww…OLE and yes £45.99 for 5 year warranty.

Thanks for the link Koma. Great price!!

Koma Toes

860 IS … 860 IS http://www.onestop-digital.com/catalog/product_info.php?language=en¤cy=GBP&products_id=365

sumo.1;1341006

Thanks for the link Koma. Great price!!


It is a great price, but I have no idea if it's a good company or not - that's why I paid a bit more and got mine from Amazon (and becuase of the cheap insurance) :thumbsup:

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Joensuu;1339850

IMO not a patch on http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134638



Could you explain why? I think it depends on what your particular needs are.

Koma Toes;1343544

It is a great price, but I have no idea if it's a good company or not - … It is a great price, but I have no idea if it's a good company or not - that's why I paid a bit more and got mine from Amazon (and becuase of the cheap insurance) :thumbsup:



Would this be a grey import as the company seems to be based in Hong Kong and would it affect the warranty if it is?

P.S what the hell has happened to this forum![/SIZE]:?

Gitfinger;1345082

[SIZE="2"]Could you explain why? I think it depends on what your … [SIZE="2"]Could you explain why? I think it depends on what your particular needs are.Would this be a grey import as the company seems to be based in Hong Kong and would it affect the warranty if it is?P.S what the hell has happened to this forum![/SIZE]:?



Yeah when i saw they were based in HK, i got a bit worried too...would the menus, manual etc be in english, what abt returns, warranty etc. :?

PS. i hate the new look of HKUD :x :-D

sumo.1;1347037

Yeah when i saw they were based in HK, i got a bit worried too...would … Yeah when i saw they were based in HK, i got a bit worried too...would the menus, manual etc be in english, what abt returns, warranty etc. :?



The menus should be in English, there are 26 different selectable languages included on the camera, not sure about the manual or the warranty though. For the sake of around £20 I think a UK based supplier is the best bet. I am tempted by the Amazon one with the 5 year warranty but don't know whether to hang on in case it drops again, decisions, decisions! :thinking:

Gitfinger;1347065

The menus should be in English, there are 26 different selectable … The menus should be in English, there are 26 different selectable languages included on the camera, not sure about the manual or the warranty though. For the sake of around £20 I think a UK based supplier is the best bet. I am tempted by the Amazon one with the 5 year warranty but don't know whether to hang on in case it drops again, decisions, decisions! :thinking:


Sorry, I didn't realise the company where in HK :oops: I would stick to a UK company too - and no grey imports either. Like I said I got my 860 IS from Amazon when it was £206, so the price is bound to drop again at some point, it's just a question of when! ;-) If I wanted one now, I would still get it from Amazon though.

And YES the site has gone horribly wrong - not sure what they were thinking of when they did this to it.... :x

Im interested in the ixus 860 but cant make up my mind with the panasonic TZ3, i believe you went through this decision could you give any pointers? they seem very similar but the canon lacks the longer zoom. thanks very much.

Nevu;1347803

Im interested in the ixus 860 but cant make up my mind with the panasonic … Im interested in the ixus 860 but cant make up my mind with the panasonic TZ3, i believe you went through this decision could you give any pointers? they seem very similar but the canon lacks the longer zoom. thanks very much.



My answer to the same question in a previous post:
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Hope that helps! :thumbsup:

Thanks Koma,
It looks like ixus 860 for me too.
happy hols
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