User friendliness is easily one of the most prized qualities that a compact point and shoot camera is judged in terms of Most of us would like cameras that are user friendly, since not all of us are professional photography. All of us would like to go for cameras that do not have a cluttered back panel so that the controls are easy to understand and easily accessible too. It is when we see an extremely complicated point and shoot camera that we wish we had an uncomplicated touchscreen camera to use. The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS is one camera that will put all our concerns to rest. This camera is comes with a resolution of 12.1mp, 5x wide angle zoom and all touchscreen controls.

Design and Functioning

With a width of a mere 23mm and a weight of hardly 130gs, this sleek camera is an instant take-away. Its design is one of the most respected ones, which is what the Canon IXUS range also became popular for. Its offers a wide angle zoom capacity of 5x, a focal range of 24mm to 120mm on the 35mm scale and comes in colours like Cool Blue, Metallic Silver, Baby Pink and Champagne Gold. Its Optical Image Stabiliser technology reduces blur caused by camera shake; enabling users to shoot at full zoom, as well as at night, without the need for a tripod. The ISO Auto and Motion Detection Technology that his camera comes with also help users automatically take blur-free photos – adjusting the ISO speed to compensate for motion in the scene, so moving subjects are captured perfectly every time. Its Face Detection WB, sets the camera’s white balance to achieve natural skin tones in unusual lighting conditions, whilst Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB ensures the intended subject is properly exposed and in focus. This camera is compatible with a wide range of memory cards like SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.