Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD870 IS / Digital IXUS 860 IS / IXY 910 IS
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Value for money 6
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 4
7 January 2009
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.
Excerpt: The problem in reviewing any digital camcorder/camera is that it has to compete with the prevalence of smartphones . In the same way that portable music players are a victim of the success of integrated mobile phones. So for product in this market to really stand out it has to be something special. Canon generally has a reputation for being amongst the most trusted brands and for good reason.
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.).
Excerpt: its worth its price....handling is easy...looks attractive...jus bought it today...was cheking it out all the time...the picture quality is so good and the image we get is crystal clear....luve it a lot because its mine....would recomend it foe my friend for sure....but this doesnt mean its the best in its field...it could further be added with more features...i had another canon earlier which is a bit out dated..
Good camera, but vulnerable lens! Get a hard case!
Colin Wilson, Amazon
15 May 2008
Summary: I bought this camera in Nov 2007, along with the Canon DCC-70 Leather case (sold by Canon specifically for this camera). I find the picture quality is very good; the colors are vivid, the large screen is wonderful, the wide-angle on the lens is very useful (that's why I chose this camera).
Excerpt: I love this camera! from features to functions to the design of it! Now compared to the Sony i hate to admit this but this camera is better. The image is clear and it has an auto focus so when the camera moves slightly the picture wouldn't be blurry. Unless you take the flash off then there would be some problems.
Pros: Clear images, auto focus, brilliant video playback .