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Canon IXUS 85 IS / PowerShot SD770 IS / IXY 25 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1671 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 85 IS / PowerShot SD770 IS / IXY 25 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot SD770 IS (black)


Almost identical to the PowerShot SD1000 it replaces, the SD770 IS brings optical image stabilization and a bump from 7- to 10-megapixel resolution to the ultracompact. It's also nearly identical to the slightly less expensive SD1100 IS : the only...

Very nice photos for the price; compact and attractive; optical image stabilization.

Some aspects of performance too slow.

A solid ultracompact, the SD770 IS nevertheless faces stiff competition from its closely priced line mates, the cheaper SD1100 IS and the better SD790 IS.

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Canon Powershot SD770 IS


Among the significant technological advances shared on the new PowerShot SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS Digital ELPH cameras is Canon's intelligent anti-blur system. Developed by linking four of Canon's most cutting-edge achievements: Optical Image...

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Canon Powershot SD770 IS


Instantly recognizable, the classic "Box & Circle" ELPH design lives on in the PowerShot SD770 IS Digital ELPH. This sleek, slim head-turner is the perfect everyday camera. High-end specifications include 10.0-megapixel resolution and a 3x optical zoom...

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Canon PowerShot SD770 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Canon PowerShot SD770 IS digital camera's classic box and circle design has characterized the Digital ELPH look for more than a decade. According to Canon, this 10-megapixel model boasts the thinnest body of any optically image stabilized ELPH...

The Canon SD770 IS Digital ELPH features a ten megapixel 1/2.3" CCD imager and a Canon-branded 3x optical zoom lens with image stabilization, which covers a fairly standard range of 35-105mm equivalent - a moderate wide angle to a moderate telephoto....

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Canon PowerShot SD770 IS Review


Canon's classic box and circle takes another trip around the block in the snap-happy Canon PowerShot SD770 IS.

Simplicity, streamlined interface are appealing ; Refreshingly good ultracompact battery life ; AF performance is hard to beat ; Rugged build quality, classic good looks

Slow flash recycle times remain ; Unimpressive lens ; Sensor is a bit noisy, even at lower ISOs ; Too easy to get more camera for the money

Image quality here won't knock your socks off: a slightly weak lens, typical Canon compact processing, and so-so noise performance combined with a lack of manual controls mean most aspiring art photographers won't find the image quality or the creative...

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Canon Powershot SD770 IS Review at Steve's Digicams


The Canon Powershot SD770 IS Digital ELPH is everything that you would expect from this line, especially if you have had any experience with them before.

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Canon Powershot SD770 IS


The Canon Powershot SD770 IS (IXUS 85) (announced March 12, 2008) is a 10 megapixel point and shoot camera featuring a 3x zoom lens (35mm - 105mm) and a 2.5 inch PureColour II LCD display. The Powershot SD770 IS also … Continue reading →

With Canon's Image Inspection Tool, users can review pictures recently taken on the camera's bright, brilliant and easy-to-read 230,000-pixel PureColor LCD II display by zooming in to ensure that the subjects are in focus and to check for such...

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"Great Point and Click Camera with a balance of features"


Great camera, I had mine and took about 2,500 photos with it over two years, many documenting my little one's firsts in life. I was really happy with the video quality. You can plug the camera right into your TV through the audio visual cable, which my...

Surprisingly good videos and sound capture for a camera. Great shots though you do have to mess with the exposure indoors occasionally if there isn't good lighting. Cool color swapping and accent features where you can isolate one color and the rest of

Camera quits working after the third bath in some kind of mixed drink in my wife's purse or car drink holder. This is a sarcastic comment, I"m surprised any camera survived two baths. One time it was actually all gummed up with sugary dried up goo from

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"Cover IS flimsy"


I wouldn't get this model powershot. I've owned 2 other ones before this one, and own the 780IS now, and the 770IS seems to be made cheaper than all the ones I have owned before. Pass on it if you want to save money to spend on a better quality model

Nice pictures, easy to use, small size, good battery life.

Like the article said how the cover felt like it could just snap off...well mine did, it slipped onto the table from my hands, in that small fall one of the hinges on the battery cover broke.

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Canon PowerShot SD770 IS


this camera is very easy to use and the resulting picture is very satisfying compact in the hand and is quite tiny

Product Specifications

This camera has features including a 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD, DIGIC III Image Processor, 3x optical zoom lens with a shift-type optical Image Stabilizer (IS) system and 2.5-inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. It uses new compact, high capacity Battery Pack NB-6L to shoot up to approx. 300 images (based on the CIPA standard when the LCD monitor is on), and SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, MultiMediaCards, MMCplus cards and HC MMCplus cards for the recording media. Images are utilized with a direct print compatible printer, computer and TV via Hi-Speed USB.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-6L

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Digital macro / Fireworks / Foliage / High sensitivity / Indoor / Kids & pets / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Stitch assist / Sunset / Underwater

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Model:SD770 IS Digital ELPH
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (2Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Color Accent / Color Swap
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical