Featuring a 12.1 megapixel CCD, 3.7x optical zoom lens, and well-designed user interface, the Powershot SD950 IS Digital ELPH has a compact body style that is well suited for travel. Exposure remains under automatic control, and its 11 pre-programmed Scene modes help with more tricky subjects.
The Canon SD950 IS is a very responsive camera, with low shutter lag in daylight conditions, and excellent shot-to-shot speeds. It also sports very good battery life, a capable Movie mode, and excellent download speed. Finally, Canon makes a line of accessories including a slave flash, and even an underwater case for it as well, expanding your options beyond what you’d normally expect from a compact digital camera. The bright 2.5-inch color LCD monitor is excellent for framing and reviewing shots, and the overall design and layout of the SD950 is user-friendly and hassle-free. Printed output is astonishingly good, producing impressive 16×20-inch prints, and even ISO 400 shots are good at 11×14.
If you’re looking for a good, take-anywhere camera with great versatility and good color and tonality, the Canon SD950 deserves a close look.