Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD800 IS / IXUS 850 IS / IXY 900 IS
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Sturdy, quality parts, compact, and takes great pics!
6 March 2013
Summary: This is a great little pocket sized camera with a small screen and a viewfinder. My newer Canon PowerShot A4000 is larger, with cheaper components than the older Elph SD800 IS. The Elph SD800 has been a fantastic camera and takes great photos. Although the megapixels and zoom are smaller than most newer cameras, I still find this camera takes great photos. Also, the battery life is phenomenal! I took this camera to Europe and didn't have to charge it once!
Summary: i bought this as a replacement for another sd800 that i lost. it in turn was a replacement for the original one i bought about 4 years ago. obviously i like this camera. sure, recent point-and-shoot cameras have way more megapixels and features but this one is adequate for my purposes. 7.1 MP may not seem like a lot these days, but unless you're shooting photos for National Geographic, that's enough resolution.
Excerpt: I LOVE this camera...had it for years and still preferred it over my husbands brand new Sony Digital Camera....catches everything, has a large screen to view pictures on and is still small enough even for my smallest of purses...surprisingly easy to figure out as well!
I love this camera. Its just like it says.Just point and shoot.
1 November 2012
Summary: Works great !! I love the point and shoot . Very easy to operate and takes nice clear pics from far and close up . Zoom in and out is a bonus. I can zoom in on a flower and it's consistently clear and true to color.
Excerpt: Very pleased with this camera, if you want a bunch of features you have it but for most people just the ability to rotate and have the screen rotate is great, along with the simplicity of shooting a picture that turns out great with no effort or real skill. Like the stability control and the kids love the video shooting ability, which with a large card is quite significant.
Excerpt: This was my first Canon P&S and more importantly, my first big name camera. I own a cheap non-name camera before, and this blow it out of the water. This is definitely compact by all of its definition. Despite being only 7 megapixel, this camera takes very sharp pictures, is very responsive, and has great battery life. Add in some nice features like SDHC (I don't think the previous model has this feature), DIGIC III processor compared to the older DIGIC II, face...
Excerpt: I got the Cannon SD800 camera last Christmas and took it with me on my European vacation. Since it is an SD camera, it is very small, yet has a very large LCD screen compared to most cameras of its size. Also, the optical image stabilization is a must. There have been many instances where I thought that I would not get the picture due to movement of the camera. However, to my surprise, the image stabilization worked flawlessly and helped produce crisp pictures.
Canon PowerShot SD800 is perfect for families on the go
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This Canon camera has probably been my favorite point and shoot camera that we've owned. It incorporates an easy zoom feature with the twist of the top button, simple on/off button, auto-focus as well as more settings than you'll probably ever need for day to day shots, but are fun to have. I especially prefer the higher ISO settings which allow you to focus on fine print (like a newspaper, etc). The viewing screen is relatively large and very easy to see. It takes...
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD800 is an amazing camera for a point and shoot. I loved it until the day it got stolen from me on a cruise ship. The reason why I purchased the camera, compared to any other Canon was because it has a wide angle lens, which is rare with any of the other Canon SD point and shoots. Picture quality was great, and while there is some barrel effect, nothing too major for the average camera user. The edges were a little soft as well, but again,...
Excerpt: I own a DSLR and this little Canon SD800is, and I find myself using the point and shoot at least twice as often as the DSLR. This fits in your pocket, takes incredible photos, and takes a beating. This camera has been with me on multiple international backpacking trips where it was really put through its paces being beat up in my pocket with no protection, used near spraying waterfalls, and dropped numerous times.