Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS / IXY 920 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
Digital Photography Interface
23 September 2013
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. Thatâ€™s not only it; there are small improvements here and there which improve upon the cameraâ€™s abilities (such as the tiny, but nevertheless an increase in flash power, H.264 recording for longer movies) and feature set (face self-timer and iContrast).
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), Face Detection works well and Servo AF constantly tracks subjects
Cons: Lacks manual controls and a live histogram, No HD/720p movie mode and canâ€™t use optical zoom while recording movies, Memory card/battery door isnâ€™t too sturdy, poor microphone placement, Rear command dial gives no tactile â€˜clicksâ€™ or feedback, easy to accidentally bump, Edge softness with a little color fringing
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: With the introduction of the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS as successor to the SD870 IS, Canon embarks on the implementation of its newest DIGIC IV processor technology into an SD product line that also includes the DIGIC IV equipped SD990 IS at present.
Pros: Good shutter lag and AF performance, Good color rendition, Excellent lens performance
Cons: No viewfinder, Sharpening images requires post processing outside of camera
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, Auto redeye reduction feature (assuming it recognizes your eyes), i-Contrast feature reduces blown highlights, Full-featured playback mode, Can record nearly 48 minutes of co...
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 while using a tripod, Bundled memory card on the small side
Summary: If you're looking for a good quality point-and-shoot camera. consider the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS. It's easy to use and small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, while delivering high-resolution photos with great colour and detail.
Excerpt: (1 items) Canon’s PowerShot SD880 IS is a compact point and shoot digital camera . Part of Canon’s Digital Elph family, the camera shoots 10-megapixel photos, has 4x optical zoom, and supports ISO settings up to 3,200. The “IS” designation at the end of the name refers to the camera’s optical image stabilization mode. Easy-as-pie to use, the SD880 IS includes 11 special shooting modes, including Aquarium, Fireworks, and Snow.
Pros: Optical image stabilization, Sturdy and compact design, Very good photo quality
Summary: All told, the Canon SD880 IS Digital Elph is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras we've seen in its price range. If you don't mind the extra ounces and the lack of manual functions (it is a point-and-shoot, after all), you'll be smitten with this camera.
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 good-looking results under a variety of conditions.
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.