Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD870 IS / Digital IXUS 860 IS / IXY 910 IS
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It does a satisfactory job.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This camera does a satisfactory job at taking photos but it is not amazing. I'm no photographer so I wanted something that I can point and shoot to capture life's moments; something simple. The photo's that I get from this camera leave much to be wanted. The autofocus is hit and miss as 50/50 pictures are blurred. Then if I'm using the camera indoors, the pictures come out too dark even with flash. Then it takes too much time capturing an image!
Canon - Powershot SD870 IS Digital Camera could be better
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The SD870 IS is what is a lot for the price. You could want in a sharp point and shoot digital camera. It offers excellent image quality, a large bright and easy to see LCD display. It has intelligent defaults. Very fine low-light sensitivity. What else is good is that it has a high quality movie mode. Yes, it does include sound.
Excerpt: I needed a camera for everyday use for capturing those moments with all of my young children doing all of their activities. I bought the Cannon Powershot SD870 IS Digital Camera in hopes that this mom could figure it out an would be easy to use. It met all of my expectations. It has many easy to use functions and I really like the size of the large digital screen. The instruction manual is easy to read and explains everything I would need to know.
Excerpt: This was my 2nd point and shoot digital camera and led me to loving Canon products! My first one was an Olympus digitial camera and it did not even record sound in video mode! what a drag! thus, i made sure this one captured audio! Granted this was before HD came out, so the video is not that great in comparison, but good for the time! Pictures snapped quickly and the zoom and playback was very easy.
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: Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot SD870: One thing I like about it is a faster shutter speed / focus so it can be used to capture right now action. One problem I had with it is that the lens would jam shut - it happened on two cameras. For my use at events the camera must not fail.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera. The large 3" screen and quick handling are great. Very easy to use. I chose this model for the 28mm wide angle lens which worked very well. The main problem I had was with exposure, i.e. blown out whites. I thought it was operator error, but I consistently had this problem even with adjustments to exposure compensation. The other issue I had was with recurrent spots on some pictures with flash.
Summary: I've owned the SD870 for about 3 weeks now and about 1000 Plus photos and 100 plus short video clips on a recent 2 week cruise to Russia. The wide angle lens is very nice and one of the main reason I bought the camera. The photos tend to be good with some mixed results that I'll comment on. The more notable problems with the camera that bothered me are: 1.In sunny outdoor shots with shadows the shadows are very dark in the photos compared to the sunny areas.
Summary: It feels great when I first got it, it took really well picture The camera was easy to use, nice screen though Had great fun with it But after a while , there's just something wrong with quality It looks pretty much the same but it doesn't look as sharp as before I've clean then lens and the picture quality is not the same
Summary: This is my third Canon Ixus and by far the most disappointing. I'm no expert on photography and simply want a reliable point and shoot camera that takes consistently good photographs. My first 2 Canon Ixus cameras (the Ixus 330 and then the Ixus 400) took fantastic photographs with a very low 'failure' rate (poor focus, poor exposure, etc.).