Canon SD980 IS / IXUS 200 IS Price Watch and Availability

First published on: Friday, 11 December 2009

Canon Powershot SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS

The price of most digital cameras tend to trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Canon Powershot SD980 IS, Canon’s first touch-screen compact digital camera ever at the time of its announcement on August 19, 2009.

The SD980 IS is known as the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS in Europe, and has a 5x zoom lens that starts really, really wide at 24mm and goes all the way out to 120mm (in 35mm equivalent terms).

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the latest and best prices on the Canon SD980 IS and related accessories.

The Canon SD980IS comes in four colors, silver, purple, blue and gold, and the price may vary between them.

Click on the links to access in-stock and availability information.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver): $199.69 ($49.31 price drop since the last update).

Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Purple): $205.29 ($43.71 price reduction).

Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Blue): $189.00 ($55.95 price decrease).

Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Gold): $199.95 ($48.05 price drop).

Typical accessories for the SD980
Rechargeable Canon NB-6L Li-Ion Battery Pack: Get a second lithium-ion battery for your SD980 IS as a backup. A second, fully-charged battery is the best way to ensure that your SD980IS continues to have a power source when the one inside the camera runs out of juice.

For storage, the SD980IS uses SD or SDHC cards.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s SD / SDHC card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D90) to get an idea on the relative write and read speeds of different brands of cards. At the time of writing (Oct 29, 2009), the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards occupy the top two spots.

To ensure smooth recording of video and high resolution images, go for Class 6 or faster cards.

Mini-HDMI connector — This enables you to directly connect the SD980 to your HDTV or high-definition monitor and view HD movies with no degradation in image or audio quality.

Good luck shopping for your Canon SD980 IS!

Price History Archive / Trend

Sunday, June 13, 2010
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver): $249.00
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Purple): $249.00
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Blue): $244.95
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Gold): $248.00

Monday, May 10, 2010
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver): $249.00
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Purple): $249.00
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Blue): $249.95
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Gold): $249.95

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver): $249.00
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Purple): $249.00
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Blue): $249.00
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Gold): $249.00

Friday, December 11, 2009
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver): $299.00.
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Purple): $299.00.
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Blue): $299.00.
Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Gold): $299.00.

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