Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD870 IS / Digital IXUS 860 IS / IXY 910 IS
Showing 1-10 of 15
Nice POS but Poor Lens
V. Pham, Amazon
1 March 2009
Summary: As a first time Canon owner I was pleased by the picture quality of the 870IS. It does everything I wanted a POS to do... except one small thing. This camera has broken on me twice in the span of 6 months with the same problems (lens error). After a while, the lens will not retract when turning off and then the auto-focus is permanently blurry.
Summary: I read a great review for this product in a consumer magazine. It got high ratings for functionality and being user-friendly, in addition to taking great-looking photos. I don't know if it was because I purchased a refurbished camera or not, but the photos always looked pixelated (if I wanted anything bigger than a 5x8). Then, within a few uses, a thin, digital line appeared at the bottom of the screen. It got bigger every time I turned the camera on.
Summary: I recently purchased the sd870is for a vacation, based largely on the moderately good reviews that it gets. During my two weeks with the camera, I found it in some ways to perform better than any other digital camera I have ever used, and in some ways to perform very poorly. Let's start with the good. Any shots in very bright light turned out great using both the manual settings and the camera's automatic settings.
Summary: First of all, Amazon is great. They've responded quickly to my concerns and have taken care of me well. This is a great camera. It's a Canon. What's so great about the SD870 is that it has a wide angle lens. It's perfect for taking group photos and people. I wont bore you with the other details because I am sure you've already read about them. So here are the cons of this camera. 1. I previously had a SD450 in my pocket all the time. This is its replacement.
Summary: I've bought two of these cameras - one for my boyfriend and one for me - and both have been disappointing! Firstly, dead pixels spread over part of the screen on both of ours. I sent mine back - fortunately hadn't had it long, so Amazon replaced it (although ideally I'd want a different model). Secondly, as another review says it switches itself on very easily.
Summary: I've always had Canon products, so when my powershot died this year, I replaced it with the IXUS. And for the first time in my life, I'm finding that about 1/2 of my pictures are blurred. The autofocus is just not as good as their other products.
Summary: Quelle déception. Rarement vu un appareil de cette catégorie produisant une image d'aussi mauvaise qualité. Aucun piqué, des images " molles " voire des flous une image sur deux avec le zoom optique. Seulement 2 formats de photos proposés : 1 carré de " chez carré ", franchement laid et 1 autre " Wide " qui est carrément une sorte de Cinemascope et qui vous fait des images complètement tronquées en haut et en bas.
Summary: Un peu déçue par ce Canon. Au bout de 3 ans, il persiste une image floue sur le coté droit de l'appareil lors de photos de groupe. De plus un point gris de 0.8cm est apparu sur l'écran LCD. Il a quand même des points positifs: -écran LCD de 3" -bonne couleur des photos -taille de l'appareil permettant de le transporter facilement Petit commentaire rajoutés 7 mois après le précédent : L'ECRAN LCD EST NOIR!!! Impossible de visualiser les photos que l'on veut prendre.