Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS / IXY 920 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD880IS - Digital Camera Review
5 March 2010
Summary: This camera review covers the positive and negative aspects of the Canon PowerShot SD880IS camera. The Canon PowerShot SD880IS camera has a lot of features packed into a small point-and-shoot camera, but there are a couple of clear drawbacks.
Conclusion: The 10 megapixel Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH is a nice evolutionary update to the previous SD870 IS Digital ELPH. We now get 2 more megapixels, a slightly bigger 4X lens and the same nice 3 inch LCD screen.
Pros: Compact stylish design with a wide-angle lens and large screen, Excellent battery life, Above average camera performance, New features are useful: face self-timer, iContrast and smaller movie file sizes, Effective red-eye removal tool, good image quality in general (though there are two issues), ...
Cons: Lacks manual controls and a live histogram, No HD/720p movie mode and can’t use optical zoom while recording movies, Memory card/battery door isn’t too sturdy, poor microphone placement, Rear command dial gives no tactile ‘clicks’ or feedback, easy to accidentally bump, Edge softness with a littl...
Summary: A well made and attractive camera with excellent performance, useful zoom range, outstandingly good LCD monitor and superb image quality. A little light on features, but the only real downsides are its slightly awkward handling and the relatively high price.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH ($299) is an ultra-compact
camera packing a wide-angle 4X zoom lens, a large 3-inch LCD display, optical
image stabilization, and a VGA movie mode.
Pros: Good photo quality, Stylish, compact metal body; comes in silver and gold, 4X, wide-angle lens, Optical image stabilization, Fast startup time; snappy performance overall, Nice 3-inch LCD display; great outdoor and low light visibility, Face detection and handy face detection self-timer features,...
Cons: More noise reduction than older Powershots, especially in low light (though this won't affect most people), Images are soft around the edges, Flash recharging could be faster, Current zoom setting not shown on LCD, No optical viewfinder, More manual controls would be nice, Can't swap memory cards...
Conclusion: We’re constantly asked which digital camera to purchase—especially this time of year. If you’re looking for a very good point-and-shoot for under $300 buy the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH.
Pros: Great point-and-shoot; nice wide-angle zoom; attractive design and feel; optical image stabilization
Cons: Few manual adjustments; noisy above ISO 400; pokey frame rates
Canon Digital IXUS 870IS / PowerShot SD 880IS ELPH
1 November 2008
Summary: The Canon Digital IXUS 870IS / PowerShot SD 880IS ELPH is a very classy compact which builds upon the success of its predecessor. The individual improvements may be relatively minor when viewed alone, but as a whole add up to a well-featured compact which performs confidently and delivers...
Pros: 28mm coverage and stabilisation., Quality 3in screen and user interface., Good face detection and focus check., H.264-encoded movies, but still VGA.
Cons: Little or no manual control., Modest continuous shooting of 1.4fps., No live histogram., No HD movie mode.
Summary: The successor to Canon's widely popular from last year, the PowerShot SD880 IS boasts improved specifications such as 10.0-megapixels of resolution and a 4x "Wide-angle" Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization.
Conclusion: If you believe you get what you pay for and you don't mind spending a bit more on a digital camera then the IXUS 870 IS is a good option. It does most things very well and has very few weaknesses.
Pros: Design - picture quality - build quality - start up time