Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD870 IS / Digital IXUS 860 IS / IXY 910 IS
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Problem with the Lens and LCD Screen
E. Rosario, Amazon
7 October 2010
Summary: This camera was sent to Canon /repair Center in the 3rd month of use and all due to the problem with the Lens. After that was working Ok, but, the problem with the LCd appear.... Canon Camera are not good !!!! I will not recommend Canon products all due to my experience with them... 280 USD was sent to trash... I hope Canon staff can read all our reviews and they can apologize to us all due tha they are selling defective units...
Summary: After two years of usage, the LCD screen started to have grey-lines developed recently. Then it turns into multiple grey spots. Apparently this camera's LCD aged out very quickly. I can hardly use this camera anymore. It is embarrassed to handover this camera to somebody to take pictures for us when my family went to Yosemite this weekend!
Summary: After a couple of months of not using my Canon SD870 IS LCD (I loved this little camera), I turned it on and discovered that the 3" LCD screen developed two 1/2" gray spots! I've had the camera for a couple of years and used it very infrequently (vacations, birthdays, etc.). I've done a search on the Internet about this problem and found out that this LCD problem with this camera (perhaps all PowerShots?) is a very common defect.
Summary: I have a Canon SD870, I see a black dot on the LCD, almost half inch, when I turn the camera off, I can still see the spot, although it's now lighter than the dark LCD. So this appears to be a physical defect of some kind, not electronic. There are a few horizontal rows of pixels below the larger spot. they are grayish in color and semi translucent with small patches of pink and green ones around its edges.
Buyer Beware - Canon does not back up this product
15 July 2010
Summary: I've had my 870is for about two years. It was my third Canon compact camera (and my fourth digital Canon as I also have a Rebel) as I've generally had good luck and results with them. I bought it for the wide angle lens and the stabilizer but I also liked the the 8mp sensor, which is all you need in a camera of this size, and having some minor ability to manipulate the camera in manual mode. I've generally been pleased with it.
Summary: We've had this camera two years and really tried to make it work. While we've had some good pictures with this camera, far too many are downright poor quality - mainly blurry, not sharp. Poor pictures in dim light as well. Additionally, the sound has completely broken on the video, rendering it useless. I am sad at how many pictures I have missed of my kids growing up due to this camera's poor quality.
Summary: I liked this camera until the display stopped working. And, of course it stopped working within days of when the warranty expired. Canon's response was for me to purchase a refurbished camera from them at a reduced price or to send it in for repairs. If the camera only lasted a year, why would I want to buy another Canon? And, for the price of what I'm sure it would cost to repair (and I will be without a camera for an unknown period of time) it's hardly worth repairing.
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: I will make it sure never to buy anymore canon cameras or sure.... My canon SD870IS has stopped working within one year of its use, the same old Lens Error issue. My understanding is that this is a common error for Canon cameras.....
Summary: Canon PowerShot SD870IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver) This is by far the worst camera I have ever purchased. Unless you are in perfect lighting you have to adjust the camera to each and every setting. The camera does have an auto setting, although it is useless. Thinking something was wrong with my camera, I called Cannon Customer Service I was told that you can not use auto in most light setting.