The Canon PowerShot SD960 IS comes with 28mm wide-angle lens as well as 4x zoom. It is able to shoot 720p HD video clips and is equipped with Digic 4 image processor. Moreover, it is available with an HDMI output.
If you are looking for a stripped-down version of point-and-shoot camera, then the SD960 IS can become a solid option for you. But in case you need more control, then it is better for you to choose the SD880.
In fact, the SD960 is a good-looking camera which is offered in various color schemes, such as blue, gold, pink and silver. There is a 2.8-inch LCD screen which provides the resolution of 4,000×2,248 pixels.
The maker axed Display as well as Print/Share buttons on back of the camera, which is considered to be good and at the same time bad.
The SD960 has only three shooting modes which do not allow you to tweak aperture as well as shutter speed. It is enabled with a Program/Scene mode, Movie mode as well as Smart Auto. The Smart Auto includes 18 scenes. With the help of Program you are able to control such things as white balance, ISO, autofocus type and light metering.
The SD960 needs 2.6 seconds for shot-to-shot images. It provides a decent start-up time, i.e. 1.4 seconds. You will be satisfied with the photo quality as it is good due to remarkable exposure, color as well as white balance.
The Canon PowerShot SD960 IS can become a solid option for you, but it is up to you whether to choose or not.