Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS / IXY 920 IS
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Black Screen of Death!
16 March 2009
Summary: First, I would like to say that I love Canon cameras and have owned many, including an SD1100 that worked great for me. I have owned the SD880 for 3 weeks (bought from Amazon). I am currently on the trip of a lifetime to Rome and Paris. Today, at Pompeii, I was on a great tour and all of the sudden my LDC screen went black. The menus and playback still work, but the screen for taking pictures is totally black and the pictures are also black.
Summary: I had read alot of the reviews. I have a sd800is and love it. In fact, incredible sharp pictures. But wanted the screen and wheel of the sd880is. I saw the reviews which said grainy, but thought for sure I wouldn't get the camera with the bad optics or electronics or whatever it is that is making a percentage of these cameras turn out grainy pics. I can't emphasize enough: Buyer beware.
Summary: Images are spotty, grainy, and sometimes blurry. I send it to Canon for repair; they changed the lens assembly. However; that didn't solve the problem. There was no change in image quality. Canon tech support asked me send it back for second time. This time, they paid for shipping. I didn't get it back yet. I will update my review when I get it. Some googling revealed that some units of this model are defective, so buy it at your own risk.
SD880 delivers blurry, unclear pictures! So disappointed !!!
H. Hsieh, Amazon
4 January 2009
Summary: I was very disappointed in the photo quality of SD880 too. I previously owned the A520, A530. The pictures were very clear & sharp, The colors were very good too!!I loved Canon & took A530 with me wherever I went. Because Canon' "A" series cameras may have the "Battery Low" problem & it happened in my A530 half year ago, So, I did my homework & brought SD880 in 11/2008. I was so disappointed about the qualities of all 400+ pictures I took.
Summary: I purchased this camera from Amazon. It was delivered from the U.K. (Pixamania) through Amazon. The LCD has two white speckles on it (inside).I would expect for the price payed that the product would be perfect. I now have to return it to Pixamania in France. I have not checked how much this will cost yet and I do not know when I will get a replacement. I suggest you purchase it from somewhere else. I bought from Amazon thinking it would be a "no hassle" buy.
Excerpt: The canon camera is great, except that you need to use Canon''s crappy PC/Mac software to download images if you want to use the USB connection - does not appear as a mass storage device on your desktop! And you cannot download more than 1000 images. This alone is enough to skip this model and get something that does not require a memory card reader or With Canon You Just Can''t -crappy software.
Cons: PC/Mac software - USB connectivity: does not appear as mass storage device on your desktop