Friday, January 30, 2009

review of canon power shot SD870 IS black

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 wider-than-normal, 28mm-to-105mm, f/2.8-to-f/5.8, 3.8x optical zoom lens, it's really more of a successor to the SD800 IS. Aside from a step up to an 8.3-megapixel CCD sensor, a larger 3-inch, 230,000-pixel LCD, and Canon's new Digic III processor, there's not much different in the SD870 IS other than some nice cosmetic enhancements. Along with the new processor comes Canon's Advanced Face Detection, which can pick out up to nine faces in a frame and use the faces to set autofocus and exposure.We were very impressed by the SD870 IS's performance in our lab tests. It took the camera 0.9 second to start up and capture its first JPEG
The good:
Impressive performance and image quality; optical image stabilization; face detection.
The bad:
No manual exposure controls; no optical viewfinder.
The bottom line:
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.
Digital camera type: Compact ;
Resolution: 8 megapixels ;
Optical zoom: 3.8 x
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