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Canon PowerShot SD800 IS / IXUS 850 IS / IXY 900 IS

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  • User Score (389)
    8.8 8.8 from 389 reviewers
  • Expert Score (21)
    7.9 7.9 from 21 reviewers
  • Design (4)
    5.8 5.8 from 4 reviewers
  • Value for money (42)
    4.9 4.9 from 42 reviewers
  • Features (8)
    5.2 5.2 from 8 reviewers
  • Ease of use (45)
    5.1 5.1 from 45 reviewers
  • Performance (35)
    5.2 5.2 from 35 reviewers
  • Picture quality (53)
    5.0 5.0 from 53 reviewers
  • Durability (40)
    5.0 5.0 from 40 reviewers
  • Overall quality (9)
    5.0 5.0 from 9 reviewers
  • Looks (8)
    6.1 6.1 from 8 reviewers
  • Battery performance (42)
    4.9 4.9 from 42 reviewers
  • Display (30)
    5.4 5.4 from 30 reviewers
  • Photo quality (32)
    5.3 5.3 from 32 reviewers
  • Video quality (25)
    5.4 5.4 from 25 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (2)
    5.5 5.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (32)
    5.2 5.2 from 32 reviewers
  • Build quality (4)
    5.6 5.6 from 4 reviewers
  • Shutter lag (32)
    5.1 5.1 from 32 reviewers
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Canon PowerShot SD800 IS digital camera is known as IXUS 850 IS in Europe. This compact wide angle camera comes with 7.1 mega pixel imager and 3.8x optical zoom lens. The camera comes with an excellent ‘Image Stabilization’ technology. The company included “IS” in the model name to emphasize this as a unique selling feature for the model. The Image Resource review of SD800 suggests that the camera produces sharp and crisp shots even at low intensity light conditions.

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Canon PowerShot SD800 IS digital camera is known as IXUS 850 IS in Europe. This compact wide angle camera comes with 7.1 mega pixel imager and 3.8x optical zoom lens. The camera comes with an excellent ‘Image Stabilization’ technology. The company included “IS” in the model name to emphasize this as a unique selling feature for the model. The Image Resource review of SD800 suggests that the camera produces sharp and crisp shots even at low intensity light conditions.

The 2.5 inches LCD display provided in the model is supplemented by an optical view finder for image framing. It supports an ISO range from 100 to 1600. The review also states that this camera is pocket friendly with rounded edges and retracting lens. The review by Lets Go Digital suggests that SD800 is a good blend of style and substance. The response time of the camera is impressive. The auto-focus system with face detection technology helps in keeping the subjects in focus, irrespective of their position in the image frame. 3.8x wide range zoom lens with canon’s improved UA lens technology gives the camera longer zoom capability even in small spaces. The DIGIC III image processor is the main reason for the efficiency and quality of the images produced.

Taking professional quality photographs through simple operations is the hallmark of this advanced image processor. The Neo Camera reviews point out that SD800 produces good and sharp pictures with pleasing colors. Wide angle capability and good stabilization are mentioned as unique features of this model. In comparison with other canon models, the rear panel buttons are larger in size enabling easy operation. This has resulted in less space at the back for gripping the camera. With wide angle capability, good stabilization features and an improved image processor, majority of the reviews suggest that the SD800 is a reasonably good camera in its price range.

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  • My memory card has been deleted and shows "No Image" in playb...

    My memory card has been deleted and shows "No Image" in playback mode. In the photo taking mode it shows "Memory card full." Is it possible that videos taken did not get deleted or what else may it be? Thanks.

    Answered by KristoferB 2008-09-04:

    try actually formatting the card.. some cameras save pictures and videos to different places, you may have missed them when you were deleting