Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Digital IXUS 870 IS)

Announced Sep 17, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 112 mm (4×)
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At first I was dissapointed by the image quality of this camera. It had unacceptable noise at ISO 250 and higher. The noise manifested as fungus like white stripes on the image. Even at clear daylight images you could see this noise, while much cheaper camera's could make far better images. The sharpness of the images is very good. Canon does do some real good image processing. After 4 months however the lense sliding system broke and I sent it in for repair (That's why I only give a 3 star ...

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A nice little camera you can bring with you, anytime, anyplace...I have 2 dSLRs and some manual-controled-RAW-equipped compacts, but I got tired of hours and hours spent in Photoshop. With this camera, you get awesome results right out-of-camera, it saves your time, your nerves and your sight. Better get it while you can (new Canon compacts will have some incredibly high pixel densities around 50MP/cm2, not good way to go). Problems: 1. some corner softness wide open 2. no A/S priority modes ...

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I got this camera a month ago. I bought it because it's ultra compact and it has a nice wide angle. Also Canon has a good reputation, which was especially important to me because it's my first camera from this company. I am impressed with built quality, IQ and ease of use. Also the flash is brighter than most think because of its size. Battery life is great IMO. Problems: I don't especially fancy its design. The backside looks great but the front doesn't do anything for me. Size is great though.

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These are first impressions after only a few hours with the camera. Positives: - The size is great and exactly what I wanted in a "shirt-pocket" camera. Any smaller and I doubt it could be operated. - Seems very robust, I don´t see the need to step up to a G10 type build for this type of camera. - The LCD screen is excellent even in daylight - Auto-rotate feature for reviewing pictures is very nice and useful - User interface is a huge step from any other compact digicam I have used. Very ...

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Like one of the other reviewers, I bought this after my A620 had a little mishap and stopped working. I now really miss my A620. The SD880 images appear very noisy in comparison to the A620's. Many of my photos are taken under indoor lighting conditions using flash (newborn baby in middle of winter). This is where the A620 really blows the pants off the SD880. I didn't realize just how good the A620 was until I had something (that others gave good reviews) to compare it to. I even did ...

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The SD880 IS is my fourth digital pocket camera. There is so much I like about this camera. The 3 inch screen is beautiful. I don't miss the viewfinder, and they have gotten so small by now. I like the wide angle lens very much as I was always taking a few shots of a scene trying to get it all in, now one does the trick. And if I take a picture of a building or something rectangular the lines don't warp, so they have addressed the barrel distortion well. My last two cameras were the 400 and ...

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Please note the blurry picture issue for many samples of this camera before considering the many positives for this camera. On the positive side, this model sports a nice 3" LCD on the back (if you can do without a viewfinder) and a fast image processor with minimal shutter button delay. The video mode is 30fps at VGA quality, and it seems nice except for the fact that its in MOV and not AVI format. There are specialty picture scenarios such as portrait, indoor, and even firecracker! I've ...

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I always used a Powershot A620 but needed a new camera. The A620 did not survive a holiday trip to the beach. The SD880 is really beautiful and very easy to use. Construction, menu's, lcd screen and zoom range are great for a point and shoot camera. It handles great. But. I am a bit disappointed about the image quality. At least compared to the A620. The picture contains really a lot of noise. It looks like some electronic noise, and the JPEG compression is, even in the most detailed mode, ...

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very satisfied w/ image quality. pocket-sized means you can carry it everywhere. great for travel, too. w/ 16gb sd card (or two 8gb) you can shoot on vacation till your heart's content. you might need one spare battery for travel, but for around town one fully charged battery should do. Problems: none (yet).

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Have been using this camera as my pocket camera (my main camera is a XTi) and as a movie camera. So far I really like the wide angle lens and the low light performance. I am still evaluating overall image quality and sharpness. This weekend I am taking it out for a full test. Problems: Controls are not very intuitive

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