Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD850 IS / Digital IXUS 950 IS / IXY Digital 810 IS
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Great for a college student.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This is an great camera for my neice away at college. This was her first time away. I was worried that she would be lonely or even homesick. This camera gave her the ability to meet new people and to keep in contact with her family at home throught pictures. The camera has been very durable and pc compatiable. It is easy to use.
ordinary point and shoot camera with durable build
9 September 2012
Excerpt: canon powershot sd800 IS is an ordinary everyday use camera, you just point and shoot, for an amature user like me, it fulfills my purpose of keeping some digit memories. The size of the photo is already big enough for a big print (like 10 inches), and the result of the photo is usually acceptable with enough details. The IS (image stabilizer) is a great add on to prevent the blurness during the shoot.
Excerpt: The Canon - PowerShot SD 850 IS Digital Camera is amazing! It is so easy to use, and fast click to capture. Pocket sized is good. The pictures are GREAT quality. The video it records is amazing. it zooms in FAR. Good name brand. But the photos can be grainey if they are took inside. and sometimes autofocus can be inaccurate. i love the beautiful pictures it takes in all the different kinds of weather. it is very easy to use, easy instructions.
Summary: After a few years of good service, it no longer focuses. Heard this problem echoed by many others - some with far less service on their camera. For goodness sakes, I have a Pentax that I bought in 1968 that still works fine!!!
Great snapshots, but on/off button broke in less than 2 years
Edward F. Schlenk "efs", Amazon
29 August 2009
Summary: Very convenient small size, and great color (in vivid mode), and great sharpness (in default lens setting). Telephoto images (even in just the optical range) are disappointing due to degraded sharpness (even in bright light conditions). For a camera of this cost (nearly $300 in late 2007) some design aspects are disappointing. Specifically, the tiny recessed plastic on/off button broke a few months after the 1 year warranty expired.
Summary: Amazon handled my order very well. The Canon program did not work with my VISTA operating system. Canon's tech support worked with me over the phone for about two hours but could not get it to work. The only way that I could use this camera with my Vista operating system is through the Windows Photo Gallary program. Canon tech. support said that they have a lot of problems being compatable with Vista.
Summary: I'd highly recommend thinking twice before buying this camera. The "sleek design" leaves on thinking it looks great, the rounded edges over the more boxy models. However, this leaves the camera less stable and hard to get a hold of. I owned this camera for all of four weeks and my husband dropped it taking it out of his pocket. I owned the PowerShot 400 for five years, am fairly clumsy, and yet never once dropped it.