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

Announced Feb 21, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)

Just opened the box. Why is my LCD screen grainy? Problems: Grainy LCD Screen

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Canon SD700-IS Compact PowerShot Digital Elph Serial No. 2628105xxx: One of the reasons that Canon as an enterprise excels in this new world of Digital Compact Cameras, is that they have the ability to move the technology that has been refined in their flagship professional equipment, to the semi-pro or consumer gear, and on down to their “pocket cameras.” This camera is an excellent example of Canon bringing over several very important Pro features. The most obvious is the large, clear, ...

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I am a retired digital picture editor and I need good pictures. I've owned several digital cameras and the ones that have the best zoom and picture quality are too big to just carry everywhere. The small ones are horribly prone to "shake". My main camera is a Nikon Coolpix 5700 and it has an electronic viewfinder and takes superb photos, but the camera is BIG. I was particularly interested in the image stabilization feature in the Canon SD 700IS, and that it has an OPTICAL viewfinder ...

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It took me 4 camera's to find the balance between small size and high quality photos and this is the one I'll keep. I even tried a Casio Exilim - wow did I get rid of that quickly! Stick with Canon - They are the only company that does Digital right. What can I say about this camera? It's Quick to take a shot - It's quality is wonderful - great color - or make the color better with any of the very cool extra features like "vivid" etc...I love this camera! Problems: None yet.

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The IS puts this over the top as the top camera in this category. Excellent image quality and construction. Only minor shortcomings are price and slight increase in size over previous models in this line.

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I viewed images made with a SD700 IS on my new iMac (Intel model) 20-inch monitor and was astonished and delighted by the sharpness and color. Images made at a low ASA were superb. On the other hand, images made in very low light were noisy and barely useful. Though I also have a Canon EOS 20D and several L-grade lenses, I plan to use my SD700 IS as my walk-about camera and leave the heavy stuff in the bag. I highly recommend the SD700 IS. Problems: No problems encountered. A thorough reading ...

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I ow this camera for lets say almost 1 month and since then I'm using it almost everyday. As I feel, the cameras front and the black backpart are made of metal, plastic has a very different sound when knocking with the Fingernail. It does feel very solid due to its weight and I learned to hold it even if the air is very humid because it doesnt really have a safe grip, but hey its is so compact. The viewfinder is usable, maybe not so accurate but better then not having it. It's possible to ...

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Slow Shutter Speed is available on the SD700 IS / IXUS 800 IS. I have used this camera while in a Circuit City store, teaching the sales staff and customers certain features. My first Canon was the S330. I now own the SD550 and SD600. I also have a new (old) Canon S1 IS that I'm learning to use. Like many users (posters) I was misled by reviews indicating this new Powershot did not give any control over shutter speed. This is wrong. It is an option that (mysteriously) must be activated! I am ...

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It is made from metal!!! I wonder which market stool mr plastic bought his from. I've owned this camera for about a month and have become more and more pleased with it as I've got used to it. You MUST read the manual to fully appreciate all the features. The giant screen makes picture framing simple and the image download speed is outstanding. My previous compact was a ixus 300 which has served me well but this one is a world apart. Problems: I think Canon could have stretched to including a ...

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