Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

The Good Small; good lens specs; excellent photo color, exposure.

The Bad Wide-screen LCD; odd controls or lack thereof; purple fringing in photos.

The Bottom Line While its design is less than thrilling, the Canon PowerShot SD960 IS still has great photo quality to fall back on.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Image quality 7.0
6.6 Overall

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Review

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

The Canon PowerShot SD960 IS is a follow-up of sorts to the very popular SD880 IS featuring the same 28mm wide-angle lens with a 4x zoom, but this model jumps to 12 megapixels from 10. It can capture 720p HD video clips and has Canon's Digic 4 image processor. It also features an HDMI output so you can quickly hook it up to an HDTV for playing back photos and videos. That, unfortunately, is one of the few good things about the design, with the main issue being its wide-screen LCD.

On the upside--and probably most importantly--it takes very good photos with great color and exposure. The HD video is good, too. If you want a reasonably simple, stripped-down point-and-shoot, the SD960 IS is a solid option, but if you want more control and a smaller price tag, go for the SD880 instead.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $400
  • Brand Canon
  • Digital Camera Type Ultra compact
  • Weight 5.11 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 12.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 11 mm (1/2.3")
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
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