Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD870 IS / Digital IXUS 860 IS / IXY 910 IS
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"Good Camera but didn't last"
6 August 2009
Pros: Nice pictures, small size, large LCD, standard memory card and easy charging, good battery life
Cons: LCD only lasted 18 months. A round gray blob showed up the screen after a little over a year, today another one showed up and they slowly grow. There was no incident with the camera, the LCD is just very short lived.
Summary: This is the THIRD camera I have purchased of this model. I researched digital cameras for several weeks and decided that this was the best model in the range that I could afford. With the first camera that I received from amazon, the screen was unbearably blurry. I tried to change the settings, etc, and I could not get it to look right. So I sent the camera back. I received the 2nd camera which would not work from the start, saying "lens error, please restart camera".
Kinda BIG, no Zoom during video but 28mm rare WIDE
Frank Frank "Frank", Amazon
19 September 2008
Summary: Former professional photographer here. THe only reason to get this camera (vs other Canon cameras) is if you understand the uniqueness of a wide angle. That extra 28 vs 35 is a HUGE difference when indoors taking photos of friends, or taking landscape. You get 30% more into the shot. I am an avid Canon purchaser.Their lenses are much sharper then any other camera this size. BUt this model is BIG. It is about 5.5 ounces. My Sd200 was just over 4 ounces.
Summary: The camera is very good at taking photos BUT I did not use it very much and switched it on only to find it would not work. LENS ERROR restart camera. Pressing the on switch just repeated the error. Searching the web I found it is a too common fault with this camera Canon is not interested. To repair cost more than the camera is worth.
Summary: A few months after buying my IXUS860 it stopped taking sharp pictures and I recieved various error message like lens failure, etc. The lens kept on getting stuck and the pictures were blurred. Bearing in mind UK consumer law, section 48, etc, and that it was basically a new camera I contacted Amazon who advised me they could not help and that I could only contact the manufacturer.
Summary: First of all let me explain I have owned a previous model of Canon IXUS the 50 for nearly two years with out a problem. Upgraded to the IXUS 860 IS three days ago and have already returned it to the shop for a refund. No problem with outdoor shots they looked better than the IXUS 50 and the anti-camera shake system seemed to work fine as well as the face recognition system.