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

Announced Feb 21, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
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I purchased this camera a year ago based upon the excellent reviews. For the most part this camera produces excellent photos in good light mainly outdoors although the color saturation is somewhat unrealistic to my eyes. But overall very pleasing images for a pocket digicam. However, indoor pictures are another matter entirely. Problems: Flash indoor pictures are always fuzzy to my eyes irregardless of focusing points. The indoor snapshots always have a warm yellow tinge to them that I ...

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I got this camera to replace my Canon S410, which had been dropped one to many times. Photo quality is excellent at the wide-medium angle zoom, but only fair at the telephoto - there is significant fringing, particularly noticable in high contrast shots. The IS is wonderful - I rarely use the flash if I can help it, and can get very good ambient light photos hand held down to 1/4 s. Controls are pretty good, but it took me a while to figure out how to get long exposures - you have to do ...

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Nice pictures, good and friendly menu, acceptable pictures in low light, macro excellent, very fast, stylish in design Problems: Very nice at look, but I feel unsafe holding it without strap. Difficult to find ON-OFF switch in low light because he is small, black and cashed in black area. Disappointed audio in all types of movie modes (when record I hear all the time some noise like old vinyl running)

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The camera is difficult to find new, but I located a demo version. I'm used to a full-featured DSLR/SLR plus a Canon S60 (which is still excellent). I am very pleased with this camera. I was surprised that the "manual" mode was more a less-restricted auto mode and not the full-featured manual from my S60. That was my error in reading and interpreting the specs. Given that, I'm keeping the camera. The image quality at ISO400 is good enough for snaps and below that excellent for just about ...

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I've had this camera for a year and 2 months. I own a Pentax Optio 555 & it was at that time (in 2003) a pocket rocket. The IXUS 800 IS takes that crown now. I no longer use the Pentax after the IXUS came along. The IXUS 800IS is an excellent camera all round! It features 1st-class exposure, focus and sharpness with low noise up to ISO 400 in the Image Quality front, with fast performance, real pocketability, solid construction, useable optical image stabiliser, widest focal length at 36mm, ...

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Great choice for all around point and shoot camera. IS comes in handy from time to time. Images are well exposed and detailed. Worry free shooting to ISO 200, 400 very usable. Solid build and nice screen complete the package. Problems: No.

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A sweet camera. Had this little Elph over a year now and have gotten some very nice images from it. The 6 mp sensor produces clean low ISO results and the IS is a real boon. I have been able to hand-hold down to about 1/4 second and gotten sharp results. The benefits of IS will vary between users though, depending on how big your paws are and how much your hands naturally shake! I selected 4 for value for money because when I purchased this camera it was $499 new. This camera can now be had ...

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We bought this camera to replace/upgrade our 3.2MP Olympus Stylus. However, we have been extremely dissapointed with the qaulity of the pictures vs. the older camera. One of our biggest frustrations is the amount of Red Eye in all of our pictures taken since we bought this camera. We use the "Red Eye Reduction" setting but this doesn't really seem to help. The Olympus simply took better pictures despite being a lower MP camera. We are now going back to Olympus. Not only was this camera a ...

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My criteria was a thin pocket camera with excellent, professional photo quality that I could easily carry in a front pants pocket while backpacking across Southeast Asia for a month. I'm picky and demanding. I want National Geographic quality images from something the size of a credit card. I originally purchased a Panasonic Lumix FX-9, but just couldn't get good quality photos out of it, so I went back to my tried and true brand and purchased the Canon SD700IS. I simply couldn't be ...

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This was "our" second digital camera. Used as backup on trips and whenever I'm too lazy to use SLR. Good things: super build, OK LCD, very good pictures. Focus fast and accurate, adaptive used most of the time as it does a very good job. Battery life very good. Recommend use of forced-centre focus for anything tricky. Oh yes, image stabilization works. Problems: No diopter in viewfinder, therefore must wear glasses to use the camera. LCD can be hard to see in sunlight. Battery warning very ...

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