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Canon IXUS 860 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1672 reviews of Canon IXUS 860 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the lens and portability are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the color and screen are different. Many are negative about the shutter and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 860 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon IXUS 860 IS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon IXUS 860 IS from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the usability and lens. The design and glare are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon IXUS 860 IS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1397 user reviews of Canon IXUS 860 IS from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020


Expert review by : October 2007 (

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS


The SD870 IS (known in Europe as the IXUS 860 IS and in Japan as the IXY Digital 910IS), announced in August, is a replacement for the SD 800 IS (IXUS 850 IS), one of last year's most popular ultra compacts. It retains the SD800's optically stabilized...

Good image quality (at lower ISO settings), Accurate metering in the majority of situations, Very useful lens range with surprisingly good edge-to-edge performance, Useful and adaptable Auto ISO-shift function, Handy macro performance at wide end of...

AiAF/Face detection a little haphazard, Occasional tendency to ignore (and overexpose) bright regions, Touch wheel slightly awkward, Image quality suffers above ISO 400 due to noise and noise reduction issues, Easily scratched and scuffed, Manual...

The SD870 IS follows in the footsteps of some highly regarded cameras so it's understandable that Canon has chosen not to tinker too much with a successful formula.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS review


Each fall a barrage of new cameras hits the market, anticipating the year-end holidays. This year's batch of Canons includes the PowerShot SD870 IS. From its model number, you might think that it's a follow-up to the SD850 IS , but with its...

Impressive performance and image quality; optical image stabilization; face detection.

No manual exposure controls; no optical viewfinder.

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.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot SD870 IS


Physical Views The SD870 compared to a standard CD disc. There are two color schemes to choose from, Black and Silver. Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD870 IS Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 million Image Sensor...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : LetsGoDigital (

Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS Review


Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS dijital fotoğraf makinesi harcanan her kuruşu hak ediyor. Teknik testlerde cihazın ufak tefek eksiklikleri bulunmasına rağmen pratik kullanım koşullarında bu kusurlar göze çarpacak şeyler değiller. Canon firmasın IXUS ürün...

May, 2008


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Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS review


Canon decided to introduce their new assortment of digital cameras for the second half of the year in August 2007. A new IXUS was one of the many cameras that got added to the Canon compact camera line; the Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS. There is no...

The Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS digital camera can lean on the success of its ancestors and that's what it does of course. The Canon IXUS 860 IS camera is faithful to the concept that brought Canon a lot of success over the past few years. A safe way...

Expert review by : Andrew Alexander (

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!


The Canon SD870 IS Digital ELPH features a compact, stylish case with rounded horizontal edges, and a retracting lens to make it pocket-friendly. With an an 8-megapixel 1/2.5" imager and 3.8x optical zoom lens, the Canon SD870 covers a range of...

Optical Image Stabilization ; 28mm equivalent wide angle lens ; Decent digital zoom that holds detail better than most ; Auto ISO shifting ; Large and lovely three-inch LCD ; Face-detection, up to nine forward-looking faces ; Photo categorization ;...

No optical viewfinder ; High chromatic aberration at 28mm ; Above average barrel distortion at wide angle ; Heavy coma distortion in extreme corners ; Fine details lost at ISO 800 ; Slightly warm skin tones ; Clunky slideshow transition options ; Below...

The Canon ELPH SD870 has a rather wide ISO sensitivity range, from 80 to 1,600, for better performance in dim lighting. Canon also manufactures a line of photo printers, and prides themselves on the level of integration between their cameras and...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH


Canon's official line is that the SD870 is the replacement to the SD800, though as I mentioned, it takes cues from the SD750 as well

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Wide-angle lens ; Compact, stylish metal body ; Optical image stabilization ; Huge 3-inch LCD display; easy to see outdoors and in low light ; Snappy performance ; AF-assist lamp, great low light...

Corner softness, some vignetting ; Noise and noise reduction artifacting above ISO 400 ; Redeye a big problem (though the tool in playback mode gets rid of it) ; Current zoom setting not shown on LCD ; LCD can be difficult to see when wearing polarized...

The biggest changes on the SD870 compared to its predecessor include a higher resolution sensor (of course), a larger LCD, enhanced face detection, and in-camera redeye removal. Unfortunately, the optical viewfinder disappeared along the way

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : jonathanb (

Canon PowerShot SD870 (IXUS 860) IS


The 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 … Continue reading →

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Cybernium (

Canon Powershot SD870 IS Review


The Canon Powershot SD870 IS is one of those rare ultra-compact cameras with a wide-angle lens, actually Canon only makes one other camera with a wide-angle lens, the ultra-compact . Some aspects of the SD870's performance are quite good.

Nicely saturated colors, Generally quite accurate white-balance, Reliable metering system, Low purple fringing, Good image sharpness away from corners, Wide-angle lens in ultra-compact body, Solid construction, Much faster than the average...

Noticeable vingetting, Destructive noise above ISO 400 in good light, above 200 in low-light, Nearly useless ISO 1600, Moderate corner softness, Slight color-cost under artificial lighting, Dynamic range a little below average, Some barrel distortion,...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (

Canon SD870 IS


I have been a big fan of Canon's SD line of cameras for the past couple of years. In this review, I will take a look at the 8.3 mega-pixel Canon Powershot SD870 IS (IXUS 860 IS in Europe), which is the follow-up to the largely successful Canon...

The price of the SD870 is relatively competitive at $399 MSRP. At this price, I think the SD870 should do pretty well in terms of sales. Those people on a somewhat tighter budget can pick up the SD800 IS for under $300. As I already have mentioned,...

Nov, 2007

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