Superb Ergonomic Design The camera is as beautiful to look at as the images it takes, with a Perpetual Curve design that has the look of fine sculpture; and its unique form is engineered to conform to the shape of your hand- making the camera comfortable to hold. Rated 5 out of 5 by Freedog Phil from Excellent!! The PowerShot SD is, legitimately, about the size of a pack of playing cards. In addition to still images, the SD can record movies. The good news is that Canon has finally realized that the direct print button is only going to be used by a small percentage of the population.

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Canon Powershot SD870 IS Review

Visit the Canon Online Store. Its fun to show others a days worth of photos, and with the SD you can make a slideshow with neat transition effects. While most people tend to ignore user guides, it is especially helpful with the SD since there are so many settings to choose from and features you might otherwise fail to take advantage of.

Gear of the Year – Richard’s Choice: So, while all the shooting controls can be accessed through buttons on the right side of the camera, one-handed shooting can be annoying as you’re forced to put your thumb on top of the right edge of the LCD screen–thereby blocking some of what you’re trying to frame in the picture. Underexposing lets you get a better shot.

You can also engage digital zoom while shooting movies in this mode. So the challenge to the camera designer is to produce an LCD that’s both power-efficient and sun-resistant. In the SCN mode mode switch on camera topyou can choose from several modes that default to the most appropriate setting for the scenes: For example, if you select small mode xyou can zoom out as far as 15x that’s almost four times the optical zoom of 3.


Probably the only real ergonomic flaw on the SD IS is that there’s no convenient place to rest your thumb.

PowerShot SD IS Silver

Maybe because — just like Maria — I too am guilty of taking millions of pictures of my dog Mackenzie. It retains the SD’s optically stabilized mm equiv. In this interview, Simon looks back at his time at the helm.

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If you’re looking for a high-quality camera, you don’t need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the ed870.

Best cameras and lenses Auto-ISO shifting is a new feature to the SD, and it’s a logical evolution that has made its way down from the world of prosumer and professional SLR cameras. Even though it chooses settings, you can still tweak them a bit: Visit the Canon Online Store. When connected to a Canon printer, though, you can set paper size, print quality, and a number of other parameters, capabilities lacking in basic PictBridge connections.

Find out what’s new and notable about the Z6 in our First Impressions Review. I use this for everyday purposes. At ISO and up, you do start to see some chroma noise at subject edges, but if you print images at ISO and cankn, you will notice image noise unless you print at smaller image sizes for example, 5×7 prints seem to hide any noise problems due to high ISO, up to ISO I was afraid that this would get progressively worse, so began shopping for a replacement.


Canon’s betting that most folks want a 3-inch screen on sd70 small camera more than an inaccurate optical viewfinder, especially since an optical viewfinder so badly shows what the SD IS’s 28mm lens can do.

Essentially, the selector can be used either to change the shooting mode by rotating your finger around the wheel, or to display an iconic caon of the options available on the selector button itself.

Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD870 IS / Digital IXUS 860 IS 8.0MP Digital Camera – Silver

Review Sections Review Specs. The controls for the camera adorn the top and rear of the body.

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The SD’s 8-megapixel sensor delivers resolution capable of delivering good quality 11xinch prints up to ISOan impressive feat indeed.