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Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 IS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image stabilizer and lens. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 IS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : January 2007 (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

 

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...

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...

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...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital Elph

 

This 7.1-megapixel camera has all the standard extras, like face recognition and autofocus, plus exceptional image stabilization. Dig deep into the exhaustive menus and two...

Shots look great: Color is reasonably on target and images are crisp even with significant shake. Wide-angle 3.8x zoom lens captures a big picture. A real hacker’s cam, with dozens of surprise features and settings. Spare battery included. Shutter lag...

Zoom controls difficult to reach. Comparably weak flash. Some odd screen modes that will go largely unused: How often will you need an aquarium setting

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS review

 

The 7-megapixel camera's tiny body is shiny, curvy, and very attractive. But it may be just a bit too stylish for its own good. For instance, the power button is a tiny, illuminated half-oval built flush into the top panel; without actually pressing...

Good focal range for lens; quick performance; optical image stabilization; attractive design.

Few manual controls; extremely noisy photos at ISO 1,600.

A slim, stylish body, a wide-angle lens, very good photo quality, and snappy performance make the Canon PowerShot SD800 IS a great point-and-shoot.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicam Online (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD800 IS Digital ELPH

 

The 10.0 megapixel PowerShot SD900 and the 7.1 megapixel PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPHs take the marriage of style and substance to a new level, by offering an array of user-friendly features along with faster response time and a new face detection...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD800 IS

 

Physical Views The SD800 compared to a standard CD disc. The 10-megapixel Powershot SD900 and the SD800 IS. Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD800 IS Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera - Full Review

 

If you're tired of red-eye and relying on flash, the Canon SD800 IS digital camera is your prayer answered. The Canon SD800's built-in image stabilization combined with the high ISO sensitivity extends available light, non-flash photography into the...

You can't beat image stabilization, Face recognition really works

A little bulky compared to its competitors

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH

 

That all sounds pretty nice to me. Other features on the SD800 include optical image stabilization, a 2.5" LCD display, point-and-shoot operation, and a VGA movie mode -- all in a compact and very stylish metal body

Very good photo quality, low noise through ISO 400 (but see issues below) ; Wide-angle lens ; Optical image stabilization ; Compact, super stylish metal body ; Large, sharp 2.5" LCD display; easy to see in low light ; Has an optical viewfinder (a...

Some corner softness and purple fringing ; Redeye a big problem ; Current zoom setting not shown on LCD; lens needs more "steps" as well ; More manual controls would be nice ; No live histogram in record mode ; Date/time printing only at 1600 x 1200...

Canon bundles a 16MB memory card with the SD800, which holds just four photos at the highest quality setting. That means that you'll need to get your hands on a larger memory card right away. The SD800 can use Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia (MMC)...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (devhardware.com)

Canon Powershot SD800 IS

 

Shopping for a digital camera? Canon's Powershot line is quite well-known. Today, we'll be examining the versatile SD800 IS and finding out what it can do for the average digital camera fan.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS or IXUS 850 IS Digital Camera Review

 

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (in Europe called IXUS 850 IS) is an ELPH line design, slim, stylish curved, with large controls but overall well fitting in hand and pocket. Optical Image Stabilizer Technology and DIGIC III Processor with Face Detection AF/AE...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Digital Home Thoughts (digitalhomethoughts.com)

Finally...A point And Shoot I Can Live With! The Canon Powershot SD800-IS Reviewed

 

After shooting with my Rebel XT exclusively for almost a year, I decided that having a point and shoot again would be a good idea as I was trashing my Rebel by carrying it around everyday. After a few recommendations (not the least of which was...

Small pocketable size;, Excellent color reproduction;, Optical image stabilization;, Video can be shot at 640 x 480

Average low-light performance;, Images are noisy at ISOs higher than 400;, Autofocus is a bit slow at times;, Zooming in video is digital instead of optical;, No manual control of aperture or shutter;, A bit chunky compared to other compact cameras

Jan, 2007

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