Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD870 IS / Digital IXUS 860 IS / IXY 910 IS
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Value for money 7
Picture quality 8
Build quality 9
2 July 2008
Conclusion: The SD870 IS follows in the footsteps of some highly regarded cameras so it's understandable that Canon has chosen not to tinker too much with a successful formula. The camera's image quality is generally very good, especially considering its use of a genuinely wideangle lens. A reasonable amount of manual control for what is ostensibly a point and shoot camera means that occasional metering difficulty in tricky scenes can be compensated for, but does require the user to...
Pros: Good image quality (at lower ISO settings), Accurate metering in the majority of situations, Very useful lens range with surprisingly good edge-to-edge performance, Useful and adaptable Auto ISO-shift function, Handy macro performance at wide end of lens, Large, bright, clear screen, Looks and feels well designed, handling better than expected, Feels fast and responsive in use, Superb build quality and finish, Direct print button can be customized into something more ...
Cons: AiAF/Face detection a little haphazard, Occasional tendency to ignore (and overexpose) bright regions, Touch wheel slightly awkward, Image quality suffers above ISO 400 due to noise and noise reduction issues, Easily scratched and scuffed, Manual control limited, Average battery life
Conclusion: Canon IXUS 860 IS digital camera The Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS digital camera can lean on the success of its ancestors and that's what it does of course. The Canon IXUS 860 IS camera is faithful to the concept that brought Canon a lot of success over the past few years. A safe way maybe for Canon and why not? Why change a successful concept that proved to be great? The image quality is excellent and there are no complaints about the equipment.
Canon - Powershot SD870IS 8.0MP Digital ELPH Camera
Personal Electronics buzz
3 February 2008
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot SD870IS retains all of the positive features of my earlier ELPH model, yet improves on the weaknesses. I can go from power-up to picture-taken in about a second. And once the camera is powered up and ready, I can capture shots in 1/2 second or less, depending on lighting conditions.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH ($399) is an ultra-compact
camera with a wide-angle lens, huge 3-inch LCD display, and all the bells and
whistles that you'd expect on a point-and-shoot camera in 2007. The SD870 is
sort of a combination of the SD750 (for the LCD) and the SD800 (for the wide-angle
lens), though that's not "official".
Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Wide-angle lens, Compact, stylish metal body, Optical image stabilization, Huge 3-inch LCD display; easy to see outdoors and in low light, Snappy performance, AF-assist lamp, great low light focusing, Effective redeye removal tool (and you'll need it), Well-implemented face detection feature; adjustable focus point size (center AF only), Handy Auto ISO boost, focus check features, Above average battery life, Very good...
Cons: Corner softness, some vignetting, Noise and noise reduction artifacting above ISO 400, Redeye a big problem (though the tool in playback mode gets rid of it), Current zoom setting not shown on LCD, LCD can be difficult to see when wearing polarized sunglasses (try before you buy!), Small and awkward four-way controller, No optical viewfinder, Can't swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod, Cheap plastic door over memory card/battery compartment; plastic tripod mo...
Canon Digital Ixus 860IS / PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Elph
1 November 2007
Summary: From the first moment you pick up the Canon Digital Ixus 860IS / PowerShot SD870 IS, it’s clear you’re dealing with a quality product. It feels well built and comfortable to hold, starts very quickly, offers decent wide angle coverage and boasts a huge screen which looks great in use.
There’s quick access to what settings you can change, the face detection works well, and the time lapse movie mode is pretty neat.
Pros: 28mm wide angle and optical stabilisation., Large and great quality screen., Very good build quality and design., Quick and easy access to settings.
Cons: Higher RRP than rivals., Little or no manual control., Slow continuous shooting., No Live Histogram; coarse zoom steps.
Excerpt: I became almost uncontrollably depressed watching Maria Sharapova’s early exit from the US Open, but one thing relieved my anguish: they continued to run her Canon PowerShot commercial throughout the rest of the tournament. Why did this assuage my sorrow? Maybe because - just like Maria - I too am guilty of taking millions of pictures of my dog Mackenzie.
Pros: 3 inch LCD Screen, Easy access to important functions, Battery life, Ease of shooting, reviewing, deleting retaking, Various Auto settings for numerous shooting conditions
Cons: Power button easy to press instead of shutter, No optical viewfinder (if you really like them), Battery/media compartment door mechanism not impressive
Excerpt: Physical Views The SD870 compared to a standard CD disc. There are two color schemes to choose from, Black and Silver. Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD870 IS Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 8.3 million) Lens 4.6 (W)-17.3 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W)-105 (T) mm) f/2.8 (W)-f/5.8 (T) Digital Zoom Approx.