Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD700 IS / Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS
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Canon SD700IS is the Best
9 May 2007
Summary: I took this camera to Paris the end of April '07 after only having the camera a couple of weeks. I have some of the best pictures I have ever taken on a vacation! Clear, crisp, close up or far away, they are great. I can't say I was always positioned correctly - etc.
Love the Camera - once NewEgg figured out how to process my CC
Kenneth S., Newegg
5 March 2007
Summary: I almost bought an Elph years ago but read a lot of complaints about image distortion (especially at the edges and corners). In that same frame of time I talked to a lot of very happy Elph owners and saw their pictures.
Pros: Great zoom, perfect for pockets, large LCD with good preview quality and lighting, and the resulting images have been very crisp and clear. Before the sale I was concerned about a lack of manual options, but have learned that concern was unfounded.
Cons: Very minor con... LCD preview screen VERY easily smudges. This is great for crime scene investigations, but I'm getting tired of seeing my fingerprints all over the thing. I'd definitely suggest a clear plastic sticky screen protector thing.
Summary: I bought this camera in November thru newegg and got a free PQI 1GB memory card with it which recently died on me. I ended up losing all the photos/videos on the card. Check out the reviews of the card, seems to have happened to a lot of people. If you have a PQI card, I'd stop using it ASAP.
Pros: small, lightweight, takes great photos, big screen. Easy to use controls. 4X zoom.
Cons: Its a bit bigger than the SD 450, etc. And can tend to tip over if placed on a table because of how far the lens comes out of the camera...I recommend getting a small tripod for that. IS isnt going to prevent blurry photos in low light, but much better than my previous camera. see other thoughts.
Summary: The price has plumetted on this camera but it still has the features to keep all but the technofile or the advanced camera folks happy.
Pros: IS Sure is slick. Compact, has some substance to it. From the time you hit power it's no more than a "one one thousand" and your're ready to shoot. Modest size screen is easy to see. Has the "advanced" features for those that want to play but throw it on auto and your mom is good to go. Girlfrien...
Cons: This bugger does a fair amount of processing in low light to make sure you get a good shot, unfortunately that takes time. It's also a surprise when the battery is going to die, it alerts you just in time to shrug, snap your last photo, and turn it off.
Excerpt: I've had the Canon IXUS 800 IS for 2 weeks now and I love it. However, there is 1 thing that really disappoints me: the audio in the movies. It's simply awful. Lots of noise, very poor sensitivity.
Summary: If you buy this camera you won't be sorry --- !!!!!!Just buy a clear vinyl sticker to cover the display screen!!!!!!
Pros: Very good quality pics while using lower ISOs, high settings get grainy. Video looks very good and the IS helps for making stable shots while not using tripod (although you still need to be careful especially in low light). Optional underwater case is very cool, I have taken it scuba diving, and ...
Cons: The black coating on the review screen will EASILY scratch and eventually completely rub off. I used it for 2 weeks on a trip carring in a case and the pocket of my soft travel pants and the coating is almost gone except for the edges. The silver on the camera is also beginning to scuff and I hav...
Summary: I wanted a small camera that would be extremely easy to use for people that really have no idea how to properly use a camera and this particular camera fit the need perfectly. My wife and I don't know anything about professional photography but this camera takes very nice looking pictures despite...
Summary: I have been waiting for this camera. It was difficult to get sharp pictures especially the macro shots with my previous camera being small, but this camera takes sharp pictures much more easily. I do not have to rest my arms on any solid objects to get jitter free pictures.