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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS / Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS

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  • User Score (419)
    8.9 8.9 from 419 reviewers
  • Expert Score (26)
    8.3 8.3 from 26 reviewers
  • Design (6)
    5.8 5.8 from 6 reviewers
  • Value for money (27)
    5.2 5.2 from 27 reviewers
  • Features (12)
    5.2 5.2 from 12 reviewers
  • Ease of use (39)
    5.6 5.6 from 39 reviewers
  • Performance (29)
    5.7 5.7 from 29 reviewers
  • Picture quality (44)
    5.6 5.6 from 44 reviewers
  • Durability (24)
    5.7 5.7 from 24 reviewers
  • Battery performance (27)
    5.2 5.2 from 27 reviewers
  • Display (27)
    5.8 5.8 from 27 reviewers
  • Photo quality (24)
    5.4 5.4 from 24 reviewers
  • Video quality (8)
    5.9 5.9 from 8 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (29)
    5.5 5.5 from 29 reviewers
  • Build quality (4)
    5.7 5.7 from 4 reviewers
  • Shutter lag (22)
    5.7 5.7 from 22 reviewers
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The IXUS compact models from Canon have been in the market for more than a decade. The latest Canon PowerShot SD700 IXUS 800 IS comes with all the possible features in this range of products, making it a versatile digital camera for use under all conditions. This stylish looking six mega pixel Canon camera is equipped with 4x optical zoom and image stabilizer. The camera also comes with a powerful DIGIC II processor. With state of the art technology used in this product, the company believes that SD700 w…

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The IXUS compact models from Canon have been in the market for more than a decade. The latest Canon PowerShot SD700 IXUS 800 IS comes with all the possible features in this range of products, making it a versatile digital camera for use under all conditions. This stylish looking six mega pixel Canon camera is equipped with 4x optical zoom and image stabilizer. The camera also comes with a powerful DIGIC II processor. With state of the art technology used in this product, the company believes that SD700 will do remarkably well in the market. A review by Lets go digital points out that Canon has brought in a lot of professional features to the easy-to-use amateur camera through advanced technology.

The DIGIC II image processor is designed and produced by the company’s own development team. According to the review, this will ensure better-quality pictures and faster image processing. A Review by Image Resource notes that the SD700 series is the first IXUS digital camera which offers optical image stabilizer. The image stabilizer comes with three options, namely continuous, shoot only and panning. This model has a selectable ISO setting up to 800, making flash photography an outdated feature. The camera comes with a small optical view finder. The 2.5 inch LCD screen in the camera makes the presence of this optical view finder redundant. The LCD screen resolution is 173,000 pixels. This enables a good live preview and sharp playback. The review highlights that DIGIC II image processing coupled with 9-point AiAF focusing system has nearly eliminated sluggishness in this digital camera. A review by Neo Camera comments that SD 700 is a near-perfect camera in the ultra compact range. However, the review also points out corner softness and barrel distortion of the images as major shortcomings. Many reviews indicate that the price may be a hindrance for wider acceptance of this product.

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