Canon PowerShot SD870 IS 8 Megapixel Compact Camera - Silver


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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.

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

LCD Screen Size: 3 in

Effective Megapixels: 8 Megapixel

Camera Type: Compact Camera

Lens Mount: Fixed

Image Stabilization: Optical

normalized-Optical Zoom: 3.8

normalized-Weight: 5.50


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

Manufacturer: Canon

Lowest Price: $499.99 from Marketplace

Power Score: 4.5 | 38 Reviews

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Product Reviews (17)

Simply excellent !!!

Strengths: Great LCD, superb pictures, a lot of functions, small, great battery life, great videos, i just love this camera.

Weakness: The only weakness is the noise at ISO 800/1600 but that's the problem with all compact cameras ... if you don't want noise in your pictures use a DSLR!

There is no better p/s camera out there. I also have a Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR but sometimes it's too big to have it with me. So if you want clear pictures in bright sky or in good light the SD870 IS is the best choice. Even in low light I got good pics. There are a lot of manual controls either ... long exposure, etc and the movie mode is excellent with a great sound.

By Bupitz - Jul 25, 2008

Excellent Camera

Strengths: Nice large view screen. Intuitive, well thought out controls. Love it!

Weakness: None that I can see

Nice large view screen. Intuitive, well thought out controls. Love it! It is well made and solid in feel, as well. Starts up quickly. Shoots great video...Suggest 4GB memory card if intending to shoot much video as it eats memory compared to photos.

By allyn12341234 - Jul 15, 2008

Excellent image quality for its size

Strengths: Face recognition and image stablizer

Weakness: Grainy image without flash, white balance is off

If you want portability this camera is one of the best choice. The image quality is no where comparable to a DSLR Nikon D40 I have. The color is off and unnature and the grain is heavy in low light. The grainy part is expected in a small sensor but the white balance has been poorly implemented by Canon. If you want true quality image and willing to carry the extra weight, get a DSLR.

By anonymous; - May 27, 2008


Strengths: Speed, ease of use, battery life, overall picture quality

Weakness: Lack of full manual controls, but expected

I have used the Canon SD870 IS and the Canon SD850 IS--I like them both. The SD870 has the wide angle lens, a large 3" screen, and no optical viewfinder. It is quick to respond when you turn it on or when it recycles between shots. It takes nice photos and I'd buy it again in a flash. This model has the battery status indicator (unlike the SD850) and the battery lasts well (tons longer than in...
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By pammyyoha - Mar 5, 2008

Can't beat it for the money!

Strengths: large LCD screen, good array of manual settings for a pocket camera, superior quality to other cameras in same class

Weakness: battery & SD card access door feels like it will break each time I open it. Auto-white balance indoors is a little yellow (manual white balance adjust fixes this though, but it's an extra step)

I hear many people ranting and raving about their consumer grade digital cameras (To be fair, I won't name the brands), but I kind of laugh when they say "I've got 8MP and all these different auto modes like snow, museum, etc...) after seeing the results of a similar type camera utilizing all the different modes, I see grainy, washed out, out-of-focus shots. The cameras take forever to boot up,...
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By jayneg - Feb 27, 2008

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