Canon PowerShot SD870 IS 8 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black

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A Stunning Achievement. From the very first glance, the smooth shape and bold lines of the stylish PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH signal that this is no ordinary camera. With 8.0 Megapixels of resolution, an Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.8x optical zooming, the SD870 IS Digital ELPH boasts impressive specs as well as a host of convenient features. Face Detection Technology for worry-free people shots. A large 3.0-inch LCD to give you a perfect view of your scene. The Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600 deliver brilliant images in challenging lighting.

Quick Glance

LCD Screen Size: 3 in

Memory Card Support: Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card

Camera Type: Compact Camera

Effective Megapixels: 8 Megapixel

Lens Mount: Fixed

Image Stabilization: Optical

normalized-Weight: 5.50

normalized-Optical Zoom: 3.8


Product Title: Canon PowerShot SD870 IS 8 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black

Manufacturer: Canon

Power Score: 4.4 | 23 Reviews

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Product Reviews (17)

Nice Camera for daylight shooting

Strengths: 3" LCD, Wide angle lens, Good color contrast image, Good battery life.

Weakness: Night time shots in citylights turn blurry in long range

Very good camera for amateur photographers..
The picture quality is the same as some of the 12 MP cameras.
Very Good for daylight shots.
Good for indoor shots with good lighting.
Not bad with flash shots.

By visaravanan11 - Jul 27, 2010

Excellent Camera

Strengths: Photo quality, LCD size/clarity, build, zoom length

Weakness: None

This is the second time I've owned a Canon SD870 IS. I stopped using the 1st one because I could not get indoor people photos in the winter to turn out when there is no nature light flowing in. I believe now I failed to allow the camera to auto adjust the ISO or that I did not try the right settings. I am trying this for the second time with better results and reading the manual all the way...
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By pammyyoha - Aug 2, 2008

An amazing point and shoot

Strengths: Compact size, 3" screen, power up time, quick memory write

Weakness: Flash is fairly small. Screen is hard to see in sun.

I purchased the SD870 to replace my old Powershot S40. I was pleasantly surprised by the vast improvements that Canon has made on their point and shoot cameras over the years. This camera is very light and small, yet has a big and bright 3" screen. The unit powers on in less than a second and is ready to take pictures. Your shots are written to the memory card so fast, that you can take...
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By timshady; - Jun 18, 2008

Blurry pictures without flash, color is off, neat close-up pics, face detection not great...

Strengths: Good close-up/macro pictures, neat horizontal/vertical display orientation

Weakness: Blurry pictures without flash, no shadow flash, white balance/color is not close to real life, face detection not good, image stabilization

This camera produces blurry pictures, unless you only take pictures with flash. Doesn't matter what settings you choose or anything, the pictures will be blurry unless you can get your subject to be very still (which kids, pets, and most adults don't do well). So much for image stabilization. The white balance color compared to real life is off when it comes to pictures indoors under...
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By nis350ztt - Apr 10, 2008

canon sd870is camera

Strengths: big lcd , good picture quality

Weakness: none

big lcd good picture quality and nice wide angle..To put it simply, the SD870 totally rocks! The 3" screen is beautiful to behold. It's even viewable outside with bright sunlight shining directly on it. And the pictures this thing takes are absolutely gorgeous! They are sharp as a tack, and the colors are spot on. I have to say, the image stabilization really makes a big difference, particularly...
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By rgpai - Feb 7, 2008

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