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

Started Jan 22, 2008 | User reviews thread
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Blake Wood New Member • Posts: 10
Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS) review

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 it from the menu, and chose it instead of the option to bias the exposure. The option to put a grid on the LCD viewfinder is nice - much easier to get level horizons.

Problems:

Image quality at the longest optical telephoto setting is only fair - significantly worse than in my old Canon S410.

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS)
6 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Announced: Feb 21, 2006
Blake Wood's score
4.4
Average community score
4.4
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