Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS

Last udpated (19 June’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource

Canon PowerShot SD880 (aka IXUS 870) IS is a 10.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x Optical Zoom (35mm film equivalent: 28-112mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, ISO 80-1600, and a Large high-quality 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II for bright, accurate color with wide viewing angle and an anti-glare, anti-scratch coating. The camera measuring 3.69 x 2.24 x 0.93 in./93.8 x 56.8 x 23.6mm and it weighs Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera body only).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Reviews

ImagingResource reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“In sum, the Canon SD880 IS is a lot of fun and looks good, too. The new, large controls on the back panel make it a pleasure to use and the new design easy to handle… You may fall in love with the Canon SD880 IS at first sight because it’s a beautiful ELPH. But its image quality is what will turn that infatuation into a long-term relationship. And that’s what makes the Canon SD880 a Dave’s Pick.”
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DCRP reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“If you’re looking for a compact and stylish camera with a big LCD and a wide-angle lens, then the PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH should be high on your list. It’s not perfect, but the PowerShot SD880 is certainly better than the majority of the competition, which makes it easy to recommend.”
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DPInterface reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“Overall the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH is a camera that I would recommend to anyone looking for a stylish and capable ultra-compact camera with a wide-angle lens.”
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TrustedReviews reviews the Canon IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“The Canon IXUS 870 IS is a superbly well made and very attractive luxury ultra-compact with excellent performance, a useful zoom range, an outstandingly good LCD monitor and superb image quality..”
Rating: ★★★★½

PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“I can happily recommend the Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS to anyone who is looking for a small, carry-anywhere camera that feels responsive in use and produces more than acceptable image quality..”
Rating: ★★★★½

MacWorld reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880 and writes;
“Canon PowerShot SD880 is easy to use and small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, while delivering high-resolution photos with great color and detail. “
Rating: ★★★★½

KenRockwell reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“This is easy: just buy an SD880 if you want a pocket camera. It’s ideal for scenics, travel and landscapes, even as your only camera. “
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CameraLabs reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“The camera is a very enjoyable compact to use in practice. It feels good, handles quickly and takes great looking images with the minimum of fuss…If you’re in the market for a quality compact and don’t require manual controls, the IXUS 870IS / SD 880IS comes Highly Recommended.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“. The bottom line: Simply put, the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS is an excellent point-and-shoot camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoReview reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“The test camera produced images that were sharp and bright with natural-looking colours and slightly elevated contrast and saturation. Autofocusing was fast and mostly accurate.. “
Rating: ★★★★½

SMH reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“You won’t find an optical viewfinder or manual mode, but if that’s not a big deal to you, you will be rewarded by some fabulous photos from this little gem. “
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CNET.asia reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“Image quality is excellent, with very little fringing and accurately reproduced shots. A lot of compact point-and-shoots would have trouble rendering high-contrast scenes like the one to the right correctly, but not the Canon. The wide-angle lens produces incredibly crisp images, and fortunately, the DIGIC 4 processor does not oversharpen them. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
” It started up in just 1.4 seconds, which is one of the fastest times we’ve recorded. The shot-to-shot time was almost as fast at 1.7 seconds, while the shutter lag was a slightly more sedate 0.09 seconds and the burst mode snapped off 2.3 frames per second… A strong all-purpose compact camera, Canon’s IXUS 870 IS will suit users looking for a unit with a wide-angle lens, a big screen and good image quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET.au reviews the Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS and writes;
“Image quality is excellent, with very little fringing and accurately reproduced shots. A lot of compact point-and-shoots would have trouble rendering high-contrast scenes like the one to the right correctly, but not the Canon. The wide-angle lens produces incredibly crisp images, and fortunately, the DIGIC 4 processor does not oversharpen them. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Samples

- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos @ DCRP
- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos @ DPInterface
- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos @ Flickr
- Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Sample Photos: 1, 2, 3 @ Canon

Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot SD880/IXUS 870 IS Press Release


Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 17 September 2008:
Canon today re-energises its Digital IXUS compact camera range with two new models: the Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS, which replace the Digital IXUS 960 IS and Digital IXUS 860 IS respectively.

The flagship 14.7 Megapixel Digital IXUS 980 IS brings several exciting ‘firsts’ to the IXUS range –including manual control, and a striking design available in stylish, head-turning black, as well as traditional IXUS silver.

The 10 Megapixel Digital IXUS 870 IS features a 4.0x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom, a high-resolution 3.0” PureColor LCD II, and comes finished in gold or silver. Both cameras use Canon’s new DIGIC 4 processor, for fast performance and richly detailed, clean images in a huge number of shooting situations.

Creative shooting options
For those looking to take their photography to the next level, the Digital IXUS 980 IS offers a first for Digital IXUS: a Manual Mode that allows control of shutter speed and aperture. This is ideal for unusual lighting situations or expressive, experimental shots. For split-second photo opportunities, a second new mode – QuickShot – uses the optical viewfinder for framing and focusing, virtually eliminating shutter lag.

The Digital IXUS 870 IS features a wide-angle (28mm) 4x optical zoom, ideal for large group shots, atmospheric interiors or architecture. Both cameras feature Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer technology, for blur-free shots throughout the zoom range and in low-light conditions.

DIGIC 4: intelligent processing for better photos
The Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS both feature Canon’s new DIGIC 4 image processor. As well as ensuring ultra-fast operation and superb, low-noise images, DIGIC 4 drives several intelligent technologies that make great photos easier than ever.

People shots benefit from improved Face Detection Technology, which even detects faces positioned at an angle to the camera, or in profile. Face Select & Track tracks a specific subject even more accurately, while a new FaceSelf-timer function – which automatically triggers the shutter shortly after a new face enters the frame – makes group shots and self-portraits easy.

Canon’s improved Motion Detection Technology delivers fantastic, sharp results by registering camera and subject movement, then automatically adjusting ISO to prevent image blur. Blur is further guarded against by new Servo AF, which continuously adjusts focus on subjects moving towards or away from the camera.

DIGIC 4 also powers Canon’s new i-Contrast feature, which brings out great, natural-looking detail in dark areas of pictures – without blowing out lighter areas.

High-quality movies for longer

Both cameras offer smooth, 30fps VGA video shooting. Superior compression technology allows the Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS to store up to 40% more footage to memory card than their predecessors – with no reduction in video quality.

“The Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS offer a perfect blend of technical innovation and classic IXUS design,” commented Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. ”These cameras are equally striking inside and out.”

Features at a glance:

* 14.7 Megapixels (Digital IXUS 980 IS), 10.0 Megapixels (Digital IXUS 870 IS)
* Colour variations
1. Black or Silver (Digital IXUS 980 IS)
2. Gold or Silver (Digital IXUS 870 IS)
* 3.7x optical zoom lens with optical Image Stabilizer (Digital IXUS 980 IS)
* 4x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom lens with optical Image Stabilizer
(Digital IXUS 870 IS)
* Manual control (Digital IXUS 980 IS only)
* DIGIC 4 for outstanding images and fast response times
* Great people shots with Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, FaceSelf-Timer and Face Select & Track
* Targets all the main causes of blur with High ISO Auto, optical Image Stabilizer, Motion Detection Technology and Servo AF
* Auto Red-Eye Correction in shooting and playback
* i-Contrast boosts brightness and retains detail in dark areas
* 2.5” PureColor LCD II with wide viewing angle plus optical viewfinder
(Digital IXUS 980 IS)
* 3.0” PureColor LCD II with wide viewing angle (Digital IXUS 870 IS)
* Multi Control Dial and customizable My Menu
* Smooth, 30fps VGA movies

Printing
The Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS feature a dedicated Print menu for quick access to direct print options. Full PictBridge support means users can print directly to any PictBridge compatible printer without the need for a PC. A Print/Share button allows one-touch printing and easy uploads to Windows or Mac systems.

Language
The Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS feature a user interface that supports 26 languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian and – new for Autumn 2008 – Farsi.

Memory Card Support
In addition to SD, SDHC and MMC memory cards, the Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS support MMCplus and HC MMCplus card formats. Both cameras are supplied with a 32MB memory card.

Software and CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
The Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS come bundled with the following Canon Software:

* ZoomBrowser EX 6.2 (Windows), ImageBrowser 6.2 (Macintosh): For organising and editing images, movies and slideshows, or creating and printing digital photo albums.
* PhotoStitch 3.1 (Windows), PhotoStitch 3.2 (Mac): For creating panoramic photos from multiple images.

The bundled software supports Windows Vista (including SP1) / XP SP2 and Macintosh OS X v10.4-10.5. Both cameras support PTP for driverless transfer to Windows XP and Macintosh OS X, along with MTP for image and movie transfers to Windows Vista.

Purchasers of the Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS are eligible for free membership of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, 100MB of online ‘personal gallery’ space for sharing stills and video with family and friends.

Optional Accessories
The Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS can be combined with the following accessories:

* Soft case (DCC-70) – Digital IXUS 980 IS
* Soft case (DCC-75) – Digital IXUS 870 IS
* Waterproof case (WP-DC27) – Digital IXUS 980 IS
* Waterproof case (WP-DC26) – Digital IXUS 870 IS
* Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
* High Power Flash (HF-DC1)
* Digital IXUS metal strap
* Digital IXUS leather strap
* AC Adaptor Kit (ACK-DC30)


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