Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS / IXY 920 IS
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27 November 2011
Summary: I've had this camera for over two years now and we absolutely love its performance. I know there are newer cams on the market that performs better, but the SD880IS is a solid camera. We have yet to have any issues with it and did change the battery out once, but that's it in terms of "maintenance." Camera produces very sharp pics and the wide angle is a plus.
Summary: The photo quality is impressive. video is good but the file format .MOV makes it hard to view or edit with most video software. Also, there is no optical zoom while recording video. There is digital zoom while recording video but it gets pixelated with the digital zoom. You can use the optical zoom in video mode before you record though but it is inconvienent when you are in the middle of recording and want to get closer. The creative features of the camera are nice.
Summary: Excellent camera overall. I have several SLR digital cameras which I use for telephoto and high speed sport shooting. Before this camera, I would lug the big ones on trips. While the quality of the big glass SLR's can't be beat, having this cam in my pocket means I get a lot more shots. The photos are credible enlarged up to 8X10, face recognition focus and auto ISO works great. I travel with my kids, and the movie feature is great.
Pros: Fits in a pocket, reasonbly durable, excellent battery life, and fast SD performance., LCD is bright and big enough to review pics & compose well. See problem below., Use this to get all the spontaneous shots you would miss with your big SLR.
Cons: Some report that the retracting lens mechanism is fragile. Never put it away with the lens out. I've logged thousands of pics without any problems., The only problem I had was that the LCD developed white spots. These did not affect the performance or pictures, but made it much harder to compose pics. Initially, I only had one, but later 2 more appeared. Seems others have reported this problem as well., I had the camera serviced by camerasandparts.com for 79.00. They ...
Summary: Using this camera for 2 years. Give very good picture quality outdoors but I'm not very happy with indoor picture quality. overall I would recommend this camera. In camera red eye correction does not work.
Summary: Nice wide angle. Nice big screen. When you power it on, it powers up really fast. But when you click the shutter, there's a significant time lag before the picture is taken - ah, well. How in the world do you force the flash on, like a fill-flash? It's definitely not obvious, but we haven't checked the manual yet (although, usually you can figure out that kind of stuff). Great photos, though!
Summary: I did a lot of online research, and this Canon came up as the universal winner for this year (early 2009) at this price point...not just at the tech sites but also the photography sites that I respect. The photography sites rarely review compact cameras as they are mostly focused on SLR and "Pro-sumer" equipment. However, when they do look at compacts, I think their reviews can be extremely valuable.
Summary: i have to say this camera is an amazing point and shoot. I adore the variety of scene modes all though i cant figure out the color swap mode and the color A mode. I have only had for three days have used in a variety of situations and love it. in my opinion it takes great night shots and the 3 inch LCD is a plus. i feel that the only downside to this camera is taking a video at night sucks its pitch black and there is not really a manual mode.
Summary: I have always liked Canon products, and the 880is keeps up the reputation. The LCD is huge and sharp, there are tons of features and it is very easy to use. I think that the image stabilization may have worked a little better on my 870, but it is hard to tell. I like the rotary wheel for selecting menu items - saves countless button pushes.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my old SD-1000 (which replaced my SD-660, which replaced an S-330). My first reaction was not positive, only because the camera is larger and heavier than my previous Canons. What I liked the most about my last two cameras was their elegant, light, slim design. The SD880IS is nicely designed, but has noticeably more heft and is thicker. Once I started taking pictures with it, I forgot about the increased size.