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Canon PowerShot SD1100 / Digital IXUS 80 IS / IXY 20 IS

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Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS is a 8.0 Megapixel Digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom. This camera weighs approx. 4.41 oz./125g (camera body only) and measures 3.42 x 2.16 x 0.87 in./86.8 x 54.8 x 22.0mm. Canon's Enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance. The Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS's Digital Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings. This camera is also equip…

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Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS is a 8.0 Megapixel Digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom. This camera weighs approx. 4.41 oz./125g (camera body only) and measures 3.42 x 2.16 x 0.87 in./86.8 x 54.8 x 22.0mm. Canon's Enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance. The Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS's Digital Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings. This camera is also equipped with a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II for bright, accurate color. This 2.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD provides users with wide viewing angles (PureColor LCD II). The Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light conditions.

Canon Digitial IXUS 80 IS comes with a DIGIC III Image Processor which produces sharper images and improves functionality. This camera is equipped with a 'Print/Share Button' which allows users to print and download directly from PIXMA Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers. This camera allows users to select different types of shooting modes such as Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets) Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist and Movie.

The Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS supports several media types such as SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card and HC MMC Plus Card. Canon Digitial IXUS 80 IS provides users a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. This camera ships with a Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L, Battery Charger CB-2LV, SD Memory Card SDC-32M, Wrist Strap WS-DC2, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU and AV Cable AVC-DC300.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 is a very good ultra compact camera supporting a lot of features. Canon PowerShot SD1000 offers 7-megapixels of resolution, a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch “PureColor” Multi-level LCD display, VGA sized movie mode as well as Canon's new Face Detection AF/AE/FE technology. This camera is so simple that it can be used by any member of your family. Its functions are similar to the model SD600 but with extra feature, facefocus, improved digital zoom. The photo quality is good due to the 7 megapixels, and video shoot is of longer time. Canon PowerShot SD1000 is great especially for outdoor shooting. The CanonPowerShot SD1000 took 0.98 second to start up and capture its first JPEG. Following JPEGs took 1.48 seconds between shots with the flash turned off and 2.44 seconds with the flash enabled. Shutter lag measured 0.45 second in our high-contrast and 0.9 second in low-contrast situations. Continuous shooting wasn't quite as fast as its 6MP predecessor, 1.7 frames per second regardless of image size. Canon's face detection system is quickly and accurately detected most of the faces. However the face detection relies mostly on the subjects’ eyes, as the detection got slightly confused when one of the subjects closed his eyes. Image quality of the PowerShot SD1000 is excellent with accurate colors and plenty of sharpness. Canon keeps noise well under control from ISO 80 through ISO 200 at ISO 400 noise and ISO 800 brings significantly more noise, however images may be usable for smaller prints (4x6 inch.). It is strongly recommended staying below ISO 800 whenever possible and not using ISO 1600 at all. Nevertheless this camera is much better as compared with others in terms of ISO noise. Some complain that the battery/SD card compartment is not accessible when it is used with tripod.

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  • canon sd1100 or A1000

    if its a choice between canon SD1100 or A1000 which camera generally is better specifically image quality next shot delay pros /cons thank you

    Answered by MissMary 2009-07-20:

    Canon PowerShot A1000 IS is a better camera. It produces good image quality compared to the SD1100. Plus, the A1000 has a 10-megapixel while the SD1100 has only 7.1