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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the image stabilizer and usability are generally positive. The performance and design are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the contrast and energy efficiency. The focus and exposure get mixed reviews.

portability, design, performance, usability, stabilizer

viewfinder, shutter, energy, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Donald Melanson (

Canon PowerShot SD700 reviewed


Digital Camera Tracker got a chance to check out Canon's PowerShot SD700 6 megapixel digital camera and came away impressed, giving it an 8.5 out of 10. Packing a 4x optical zoom in a sleek and sturdy body, they gave the camera high marks for its high...

May, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Canon Powershot SD700 IS


Preview of the Canon Powershot SD700 IS.

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Canon SD800 IS Digital ELPH (IXUS 850 IS) Concise Review


The SD800 IS (IXUS 850 IS), announced just before Photokina 2006 back in September, is a sister model to the popular SD 700 IS (IXUS 800 IS), one of the better ultra compact models launched last year. As well as an extra million pixels or so, the new...

Good resolution, good color Useful and fairly rare 28-105mm zoom range Clean, detailed results at lower ISO settings Reliable exposure system Fast and accurate focus Very responsive Excellent user interface, easy to use Face detection AF/AE (it works...

AiAF focus a bit unpredictable - turn it off Very little manual control ISO 200 and 400 suffer from the effect of noise reduction and loss of low contrast detail ISO 800 and 1600 of limited use Finish very susceptible to marks and scratches Still no...

The SD 700 IS was perhaps my favorite point and shoot camera of last year, ticking all the right boxes (small, stylish, reliable, good output, easy to use) and showing that, for all the grumbling about Canon's dominance of this market, when they get...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

Powershot SD700 IS Digital Camera


Canon's Digital Elph models have always been very nicely made cameras, with finely machined metal bodies and high-quality controls. The latest Elph, the SD700 IS ($500 as of 6/15/06), takes that build quality to a new level. It's attractive without...

Image stabilization seems effective Focuses swiftly

Lacks a quick-review button High price

One annoyance: The camera has no quick-review button, so to review more than one image, you must switch to playback mode using the dial. And as with many Canon models, the battery gauge only tells you when you're about out of juice--that's of little...

Jul, 2006

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS


Announced just before PMA 2006 in February, the 6 megapixel SD700 IS is the new flagship model in the long-running and very successful IXUS / Digital ELPH range. The SD 700 IS is the first Canon ultra-compact ever to feature optical image...

Good resolution, excellent edge-to-edge sharpness, 4x zoom range, Very clean results at lower ISO settings, perfectly usable up to ISO 400, Reliable exposure system, Very fast and accurate focus, Very responsive, Excellent user interface, easy to use,...

AiAF focus a bit unpredictable - turn it off, Battery life when using LCD not fantastic, Very little manual control, ISO 800 noisy (low noise reduction means there is detail, however), Finish very susceptible to marks and scratches, Still no exposure...

Whereas virtually ever other Ixus/ELPH camera I've reviewed over the last few years has failed, in some way, to produce image quality that quite lived up to the promise of such attractive and luxurious external design and construction, the SD 700 IS...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

First Look: Canon's Sharp-Shooting PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph


The newest Digital Elph adds image stabilization for sharper images.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS review


The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS is compact, though slightly larger than the other two models. Still, it's the right size to slip into a jacket or a loose pants pocket. At 6.8 ounces, it's a bit heavy for its small size, giving it a nice, solid feel.

Great performance and pictures; effective image stabilization; attractive, comfortable design.

No aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes; awkward optical viewfinder and power button.

The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS has practically everything you could want in a compact camera, though you might think the price tag a bit steep.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot SD700IS


Physical Views The SD700 compared to a standard CD disc. The Powershot S3 IS and the ultra-compact SD700 IS. Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD700 IS Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 6.0 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicam Online (

Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital ELPH


The 2006 lineup of six-megapixel Digital ELPH cameras includes the PowerShot SD600, PowerShot SD630 and PowerShot SD700 IS. These cameras maintain the petite profile that has characterized the line since its inception while adding big new features...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : LetsGoDigital (

Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS Review


Tüm anlattıklarımızı toparlayacak olursak, karşımızda IXUS serisinin övgüyü hak eden bir başka ürünü olan Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS ile karşı karşıyayız. Kamera kolay kullanıma sahip ve yüksek kaliteye sahip görüntüler üretiyor. Sadece kompakt...

Aug, 2007

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