Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS / IXY 920 IS
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great potential, but too much noise
Roldan Pozo, Amazon
23 November 2009
Summary: I am photographer with years of experience and have used over two dozen digital cameras (from DSLRs to point-and-shoots). This is a fine camera, except that it suffers from excessive noise (even at 80 and 100 ISO) for it to be fully useful. The 10MP is of limited value, as most of the pixels are smeared by the aggressive noise reduction. Bumping down to lower MP levels does not alleviate the problem.
Summary: This camera produced disappointing images. They were unsharp (with or without image stabilization turned on), the colors were inaccurate, and despite efforts to improve things in Photoshop, the pictures remained crappy. At first I thought it was due to the fact that is a tiny camera with a tiny sensor (I was used to using DSLRs). But then the camera was stolen (a fortunate event!
Pros: Wide angle capability is very useful
Cons: General poor picture quality., Controls and menu system were IMO counterintuitive
Summary: I am very disappointed with this camera. About 10% of the pictures I took are blurry, it seems to me that the camera is unable to focus. I just bought it because I read very good reviews, maybe I was unlucky with this unit.
Summary: I had been using a 3.2 mega-pixel Sony Cybershot for the last 5 years. The pictures always came out great but it was clearly time to upgrade. I bought the 880. Immediately I had problems with a message that kept coming up to change the battery pack even though it had been fully charged. This happened several times. Then it stopped. I then found that the photo color was completely inadequate.
Summary: This is my third Canon and i was really looking forward to having all the latest tech updates in this model. However when taking pictures i noticed a certain softness in the focusing and quality seemed kind of grainy when viewed at %100. I compared identical pictures taken to with my old SD700IS and they were noticeably clearer and less noisy. I even compared them at similar resolution with no improvement.
Excerpt: "The Canon IXUS 870 IS is a compact point and shoot camera with a range of special features for those wishing to try out some more creative effects. It has a solid, by current standards somewhat chunky build, and an extendable 4x optical zoom built in lens. We have had this camera for about 3 years now and it is still working really well and looks only a tiny bit worse for wear. We do keep it in a proper IXUS leather case though, which keeps the screen ...
Pros: Has some neat features, relatively compact, has lasted well .
Cons: Photo quality isn't great, features are unnecessary, not as slim/cheap as other low budget cameras
Summary: My poor Ixus 950IS was close to dying and I was on my way to South Africa.. so I brought the Ixus 870IS at the last minute. Camera looks smart and has a fab 3 inch screen.. However, picture quality the MAJORITY of the time was poor despite trying various settings (I'm not particularly a novice in photography!). I resorted using my battered Ixus 950IS for the last part of the holiday which provided me with much better image quality.
Summary: Über den ganzen technischen Schnick Schnack möchte ich mich nicht äussern. Es muss jeder selbst für sich entscheiden ob er zig Motivprogramme braucht und für jedes Motiv sich erst überlegen muss, welches Programm denn das Richtige ist. Die Kamera an sich ist sehr klein und liegt auch so in der Hand. Die Geschwindingkeit der Kamera ist bei Weitem ausreichend. Das Display ist groß und sehr scharf. Die Menüführung ist ok. Schnappschüsse können jederzeit gemacht werden.
Summary: Je cherchais un appareil compact en complément de mon bridge canon I5 IS parfois lourd et encombrant. Bien que consciente que la qualité serait certainement un peu moindre, l'ixus 870 IS m'a profondément décue dès les première photos : difficile de prendre les enfants en intérieur, photos floues et énormément bruitées avec le zoom, couleurs trop foncées. Je ne sais pas si c'est l'appareil qui est défectueux ( possible !?
Summary: Ich habe mich hier sehr nach den Rezensionen beeinflussen lassen und mir diese Kamera bestellt. Nach langen und umfangreichen Tests kann ich leider nur sagen, dass ein vernüftiges Bild in einer guten und vernünftigen Qualität nur sehr schwer möglich ist. Innenraumfotos sind stark verrauscht und wirklich in einer viel schlechteren Qualität als meine alte 5 Jahre Sony. Außenfotos kann man akzeptieren, es gibt aber sicherlich für diese Preisklasse noch eine Steigerung.