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×)

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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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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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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Bad audio noise but great images. I love the features of this camera (4x zoom, image stabilization). And the pictures look great. But I want my small camera to take decent videos, and this one doesn't because of the electronic audio noise added to quiet movies. So I returned it. Problems: Bad electronic audio noise in movies

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This is my third digital camera.I owned an Olympus Stylus 300(now broken, no fault of manufacturer).My other current camera is a Pentax DL SLR.I bought the Canon to take to Disney(love the SLR but too bulky for this trip).The Canon in no way competes with an SLR nor is it designed to, but I am very impressed by it's speed, bulid and image quality (at resonable ISO values).I wish my SLR focused as fast!I have had it one week now and have taken approx 500 photos with it.Image stabilization is ...

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I got this instead of sd800IS. I found this one while looking at the SD800IS which I was going to buy. I like this camera better for it's longer telephoto as well as some reviewers (pro and common user) have noted that the image quality is slightly better. I also like the way that it is organized and constructed more than the SD800IS. This camera is a nice size to whip out on a moments notice, rather than fidgeting with my bigger DSLR. It does pretty well in in-door low light, is easy to ...

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This is my first EVER compact digital camera. I researched for weeks on which camera I should buy... and I finally decided on the SD700IS. I finally got it a few days and have taken many pictures. The shots are in brilliant quality, and everything about the camera is just so simple. I just played around with it for a few hours and finally got a pretty informative gist of the entire camera. It really is a great camera, and the Image Stabilization feature works perfectly. Problems: Nothing ...

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