Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS / IXY 920 IS
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The SD880 is crystal clear
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon SD880 IS Digital Camera is a perfect camera for any occasion. It is great at night, in the sun, house, lighting, etc. It is a multipurpose camera that we always take on vacations - and the pictures turn out great. It has virtually millions of settings to customize your photos, and also has advances features for the artsy fartsy me. I am very satisfied with the photo and video quality of this camera.
Canon SD880is makes for a great carry-around camera.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon SD880is packs many preset features that allow for easy photography in various lighting situations. It is very small, which makes for extremely easy portability. It has 10 megapixels which allow users to take very large file photos that can later be cropped and still maintain quality. The fixed lens very wide for a point-and-shoot camera. The SD880is takes very high quality photos with the simplicity of using only AUTO mode.
Excerpt: I think that it is a must to have a camera in life, especially with children! My mother bought me this camera for Christmas and i use it almost every day. It is a digital camera and the screen on the back is pretty large. I have no issues looking at exactly what i am taking a picture of. The price of the camera was on the high side, but i get a lot use out of it. The features it has are plenty and i can easily zoom in and out with this camera.
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: This camera rocks, but it does fall short for the title "Perfect Camera". It has all the bells and whistles you expect from a compact digital camera. This new one even has this great timer function with face detection. What's so great about it is that it will start the countdown after it detects a new face in the camera. The wide angle lens is great for group shots, portraits, and the usual stuff with scenery and people. Yet, it only has a 4X optical zoom.
Summary: I just received this camera four days ago. I've taken indoor night photos and outdoor day photos. Four Pros The camera is quick, and I can whip it out and take a photo without missing a shot This camera takes really amazing photos at 6 mp (more of that below). And the outdoor photos are amazingly crisp. Night shots are for the most part correctly exposed (not too dark) The scene modes are really fun like photo stitch, color accent, and indoor mode.
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: 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!