Canon Digital IXUS 900 Ti Review

February 15, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 5 Comments | |

Canon Digital IXUS 900 TiThe Canon Digital IXUS 900 Ti is currently Canon’s flagship compact digital camera. A little bit flash, but still affordable, the IXUS 900 Ti is the Porsche 911 of digital compacts, with a silky-smooth titanium body, 10 megapixel resolution and 3x optical zoom lens. With PMA just around the corner, the Canon Digital IXUS 900 Ti will probably be replaced, so it could also become more of a bargain than its list price suggests. But is it worth considering, whatever the price may be? Gavin Stoker takes a look in our latest review.

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Gavin, in your conclusion, where you awarded this camera 4.5 stars,
you state:

"The Canon Digital IXUS 900 Ti narrowly misses out on that fifth star
through the fact that there's no on board image stabilisation ..."

Actually, I am in complete agreement with your conclusion, however,
I should point out the Canon Digital IXUS '800' IS has nearly identical
features and image quality as the 900 with the addition of a '4x' zoom
AND onboard image stabilization, yet you gave it only 4.0 stars (which
I did complain about in comment #2).

I will have to chalk that rating up to the fact that the 800 was your first
PhotographyBLOG review, and you had not yet honed in on your rating

Excellent review, Gavin. Looking forward to many, many more.

5:28 pm - Thursday, February 15, 2007

#2 Doug Dourgarian

This is the camera I want to use for my artwork at The 10 megapixels are what I need to make a decent size print.

3:09 am - Sunday, February 18, 2007

#3 Greg Lorriman

I can;t get aorund the trouble of your image tests not being consistently of the same subjects and lighting. How are we supposed to realistically compare noise/ISO performance, for example. We can't right now, and have to depend on the reviewers opinion. I would like to have compared this camera with the Fuji F30, but this article hasn't helped me do that. I like these reviews since they are more engagingly written than most, but the hard facts (ie. image tests) are effectively useless.

10:01 pm - Thursday, March 8, 2007

#4 Gavin Stoker

Hi Greg: If it helps, I compared the 900 Ti's predecessor the 800 IS to the Fuji F30 in my previous test (I preferred the Canon's more consistent all round performance).

To quote:
"A top sensitivity setting of ISO800 [on the Canon] is respectable, and, although noise starts to noticeably intrude upwards of ISO400, results via this maximum setting are still perfectly usable.

A good performance from a digicam for which style matters nearly as much as the end result; indeed overall I found the results from the IXUS 800 IS more consistent than those from the Fuji F30 I was using for the same period, under the same conditions. "

I subsequently rated the 900 Ti above the 800, so, in my humble opinion I'd still choose the Canon over the Fuji any day.

Glad you find the reviews engagingly written - anyone can photograph a graph :)

Gary: your comments also noted and enthusiasm appreciated! I shall resist rising to the bait...

10:22 pm - Thursday, March 8, 2007

#5 Anderas

I have an F30 and I am actually quite concerned. I bought it because I have two kids and I needed to capture them on photo quickly. No shutter delay. This feature works great BUT the pics are grainy when indoors despite having 3200 ISO. I normally use in Auto mode. The light conditions have been what ic all normal.. I have tried in different light conditions but they results are consistently crap. I am thinking of getting a Cannon Ixus.. any ideas.


7:40 pm - Monday, March 12, 2007