Canon PowerShot SD870 (IXUS 860) IS

Canon SD 870 ISThe Canon PowerShot SD870 IS IXUS / Digital ELPH is an 8 megapixel compact point and shoot camera with a wide angle 3.8x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization.

The Canon PowerShot SD870 IS IXUS / Digital ELPH features a large 3.0 inch LCD screen and an ISO range of 100 to 1600. 3.65 x 2.32 x 1.02 in (92.6 x 58.8 x 25.9mm) and weighs approx 5.50 oz./155g (camera body only).

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Canon PowerShot SD870 (IXUS 860) IS Reviews

TrustedReviews reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“The Canon IXUS 860 IS is an expensive camera for an 8MP pocket compact, but it justifies it with stylish design, exceptional build quality, class-leading performance and outstanding picture quality. Its wide zoom range provides greater versatility than most other compacts, and it turns in excellent results in virtually any situation. It is certainly one of the best compact cameras on the market, and will no doubt make a welcome gift for many this Xmas.”

Let’sGoDigital reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“If you are looking for a stylish developed camera, user friendly and equipped with innovative and effective image solutions you might find the Canon 860 IS camera the right one. And if you want a camera that needs more manual efforts you should look for the PowerShot G9 or a different brand. ”

DCRP reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“Image quality was very good, though not without some compromises that come from that compact wide-angle lens. On the positive side, the SD870 took well-exposed images, with pleasing colors, good sharpness, and minimal purple fringing. Noise really isn’t a problem until the highest ISO settings, though you’ll start seeing the effects of noise reduction at ISO 400 (in good light).”

CameraLabs reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
The Canon Ixus 860IS / PowerShot SD870 IS has a lot going for it. The great build quality, large screen, quick response, wide angle coverage and respectable quality will be sufficient to sell it to many people…The bottom line is Canon’s produced a superb compact here, with the Ixus 860IS / PowerShot SD870 IS justifying its higher cost to most buyers. If the design appeals to you and the price is right, we can Highly Recommend it.”

ImagingResource reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“The layout of buttons and menus is intuitive, and the camera’s operation is quick and responsive. As a shooting-priority camera, you can always take a photo by just pressing the shutter-release button (although the lack of a optical viewfinder may make quick framing difficult). On automatic, the camera does a good job of capturing respectable images. For photos of people, as long as the camera can see both the subject’s eyes, there should be no problems at all getting a pleasing picture.”

RegHardware reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“Shots taken with the macro setting were also superb. One of our favourite program modes was Aquarium, great for taking snaps through glass. We were also pleasantly surprised by the digital zoom performance, which gave creditable results. The camera coped well under low-light shooting and the movie – VGA-quality (320 x 240) at 30fps – and sound recording – up to CD quality – modes were impressive.” reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
Close-up performance was excellent and digital zoom shots were relatively artefact-free – although slightly soft. The flash required an ISO setting of 200 before it could illuminate an average-sized room but flash exposure levels were uniform to ISO 1600. Flash exposures at ISO 1600 had blown-out highlights and blocked-up shadows and an obvious granular appearance.” reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“I was able to take a single photo in 0.28 seconds and 5 in 7.27 seconds. These times are slightly faster than average. Turning the flash on increased times to 1.03 seconds for a single photo and 15.2 seconds for 5. These could be quicker. ”

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“The SD870 IS has very low noise at ISO 80, and not great but manageable noise from ISO 100 to 400. At ISO 800 and 1600, however, noise levels rise to extreme levels….The Canon PowerShot SD870 IS is a nice digital camera, but its price tag is still on the higher end of what it should be.”

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“the Canon SD870 IS is extremely user friendly, has numerous auto settings for almost any condition, has convenient buttons for easy camera navigation and performs well for its class.”

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“I loved every minute that I used the SD870 IS, and definitely recommend this model to anyone who is in the market for a high-quality, pocketable digicam that takes outstanding photos, and offers blazing fast performance. ”

PhotographyBLog reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“Macro performance is very good, allowing you to focus as close as 3cms away from the subject and capturing lots of detail… The Canon Digital IXUS 75 produced noise-free images at ISO 80, 100 and 200, with ISO 400 showing some noise and slight blurring of detail. ISO 800 has quite visible noise and ISO 1600 is best avoided at all costs.”

DigitalTrends reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“I will heartily recommend this camera to anyone looking for a solid aim-and-forget digicam. The photos are very accurate and the vast majority of shooters will be more than thrilled with the results. And that 28mm lens definitely brings out the Diane Arbus in all of us. ”

ePhotozine reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“ISO80 has a good result and is followed closely by ISO100 also with good results, however, the two settings are very close, so it is no surprise they are so similar. ISO200 is still very good and noise is minimal. Noise can be seen in low key areas at ISO400 and the lines between the black and grey card are starting to deteriorate.”

CNET reviews the Canon SD870 (IXUS860) IS and writes;
“he good: Impressive performance and image quality; optical image stabilization; face detection. The bad: No manual exposure controls; no optical viewfinder. The bottom line: While the Canon PowerShot SD870 IS doesn’t have an optical viewfinder or manual exposure controls, it captures beautiful images with its wide, 3.8x optical zoom lens and ranks among the top compact cameras we’ve seen. ”


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