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Canon PowerShot SD850 IS / Digital IXUS 950 IS / IXY Digital 810 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD850 IS / Digital IXUS 950 IS / IXY Digital 810 IS

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Overall 7

Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS

20 March 2008
  • Summary: Despite its limitations – the problems with shadows, AF, the noise issues and that new lens – this is an accomplished but flawed step on the IXUS' evolutionary ladder. The camera may not have evolved wings or a way to make a cup of tea in the morning, but it offers well-built picture taking without...
  • Pros: Image stabilisation, build, image quality
  • Cons: No manual control in “manual” mode, noise above ISO 800, lens’ wide end not wide enough, clunky mode dial, shadows fill-in, detail smoothing in some scene modes, plus AiAF not accurate enough.
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Canon SD850 IS Price Drop

13 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Here’s a quick update. Back in August, I researched compact digital cameras and concluded that the Canon SD850 IS was the best camera for my needs. My key camera requirements were image stabilization and an ultra-compact form factor.
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Canon Ixus SD850 IS 8Mp compact camera

22 November 2007
  • Summary: Sleek and silver, Canon's PowerShot SD850 IS exemplifies its Digital Elph line: solidly built, beautifully designed and sweet to use. One of three Digital Elphs we've seen, this model has a simpler set of features compared with its siblings.
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 7
Performance 8
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 8
Build quality 9

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DP Review
13 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The SD850 IS is a typical example of what Canon does so well; a beautifully constructed, well designed and capable compact camera that doesn't break any new ground but does what it does with the refinement that comes from years of fine tuning and a refusal to cut every corner in order to hit the...
  • Pros: Good resolution, excellent edge-to-edge sharpness, Useful zoom range (although no 28mm wide angle), Very clean results at lower ISO settings, Fast and accurate focus (although slightly slower in low light), Very responsive, Excellent user interface and menus - very intuitive, Efficient image stab...
  • Cons: Battery life when using LCD not brilliant, Slightly underpowered built-in flash, No 'A' or 'S' modes, generally little manual control, Auto White Balance performance under artificial light not brilliant, The usual problems of noise and noise reduction effects at anything over ISO 200, Some highli...
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Dc Resource
4 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD850 IS ($399) is an ultra-compact camera featuring an 8 Megapixel CCD, 4X optical zoom lens, image stabilization, and a beautiful 2.5" LCD display. Contrary to popular belief, the SD850 does NOT replace the SD800 -- rather, it replaces the SD700, which was introduced back in...
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, low noise through ISO 400 (in good light), Compact, well built metal body, Optical image stabilization, Gorgeous 2.5" LCD display, Has an optical viewfinder (a rarity in this class), Snappy performance, AF-assist lamp, great low light focusing, Handy Auto ISO Boost featur...
  • Cons: Corner softness, Redeye a big problem (though the tool in playback mode gets rid of most of it), Current zoom setting not shown on LCD, Controls on back of camera a little small, Can't swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod, More manual controls would be nice
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Overall 9

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Review

30 August 2007
  • Conclusion: If someone was to ask me which digital camera they should buy for everyday snap shooting, I wouldn’t hesitate—the SD850 IS is the pick. It’s compact, light, easy-to-use, has optical image stabilization and—most of all—takes very good photographs.
  • Pros: Excellent portraits; all-around good photos
  • Cons: Few manual options; slow cycling with flash
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Steve's Digicams
7 July 2007
  • Summary: This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely...
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Digital Camera Review
21 June 2007
  • Summary: When the Canon Powershot SD850 IS (IXUS 950 IS in Europe) arrived for this review, I presumed it was a follow-on or variant to the SD800 IS (IXUS 850 IS). However, it’s actually the successor to the Powershot SD700 IS , since the SD700 IS has the older DIGIC II processor and they both have a...
  • Pros: Good color and image quality, Good shutter performance, Good ISO range, Image stabilization
  • Cons: No manual controls
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Overall 10

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Photo answers
11 June 2008
  • Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 950 IS packs in a 4x optical zoom lens, running from 35-140mm, with Canon's Image Stabilisation (IS) to combat camera shake. The IS system incorporates three options - Panning, Continuous and Shoot Only.
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Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS Camera Review

Gadget Heaven
15 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS Digital Camera The curved styling of the Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS sets this camera apart. A three-tone metallic finish tops off a refined design that encases advanced technologies and powerful performance.
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