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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image stabilizer and usability are overall positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions about the focus and exposure are mixed. Many are negative about the contrast and energy efficiency.

portability, design, performance, usability, stabilizer

viewfinder, shutter, energy, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Digital IXUS 800 IS / IXY Digital 800 IS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS review


The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS is compact, though slightly larger than the other two models. Still, it's the right size to slip into a jacket or a loose pants pocket. At 6.8 ounces, it's a bit heavy for its small size, giving it a nice, solid feel.

Great performance and pictures; effective image stabilization; attractive, comfortable design.

No aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes; awkward optical viewfinder and power button.

The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS has practically everything you could want in a compact camera, though you might think the price tag a bit steep.

Apr, 2006

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by : DIWA (

Canon IXUS 800 IS | PowerShot SD700 IS

Dec, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Canon Ixus 800 IS


With image stabilisation functionality, the Canon Ixus 800 IS would seem to offer the ideal feature set for the beginning photographer.

Good results in low light with image stabilisation setting on ‘shoot only’, attractive images with plenty of detail, a reliable all-round performer

Top ISO sensitivity restricted to ISO 800 in order to limit visible image noise, £100 more than its rivals, some camera shake unavoidable

Reviewing images reveals that although the image stabilisation is not infallible – there’s still the odd shaky shot – the individual shot setting seems to work more accurately than continuous. Colours in general are warm and vibrant, while skin tones...

Dec, 2006


Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon Ixus 800IS


A popular saying is that great things come in small packages, this certainly seems to be true in the case of this digital camera.

The is 8.5x5.5x2cm and weights only around 200grams. Certainly the images taken with this camera look excellent. It is a 6mega pixel offering and has 4x optical zoom. Canon Ixus 800IS I have only very minor gripes to make about this unit so lets get...

Aug, 2006

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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Review


This camera is targeted to Point-and-Shoot photographers with 6.0MP resolution (which is more than plenty for producing very large prints), and a 4x optical zoom (where most of its competitors stop at 3x). AUTO and 9 Scene Modes (plus 2 Color Effects)...

Jul, 2006

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Canon IXUS 800 IS


The Canon IXUS 800 IS adds image stabilisation to an already popular range of digital cameras. The camera has six megapixels and a four times optical zoom lens. Picture quality is very good.

Build quality ; Picture quality ; Advanced movie features ; Design and style ; Viewfinder

It's not cheap ; Red eye ; Small memory card supplied

"The Canon IXUS 800 IS has a great deal going for it. Sharp photos, good colours and it works well in lowlight too. It also is one of the few cameras with this length of zoom lens to offer image stabilisation. There is always a price to pay for quality...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Canon IXUS 800 IS - Digital SLR Reviews


The 6 megapixel IXUS 800 has 4x zoom with optical image stabilisation....

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS


The IXUS 800 IS managed to impress us, much like the other Canon cameras we've looked at recently. Canon's performance in this space is one of the mos...

Great colours, Low noise level, Speedy operation, Nice design

Chromatic aberration higher than normal, Control layout could be better, Noise at high ISOs

Whilst it has some minor flaws, the IXUS 800 is a very attractive choice in the compact camera space, offering lightning fast operation with great colour balance and a nice design.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Donald Melanson (

Canon PowerShot SD700 reviewed


Digital Camera Tracker got a chance to check out Canon's PowerShot SD700 6 megapixel digital camera and came away impressed, giving it an 8.5 out of 10. Packing a 4x optical zoom in a sleek and sturdy body, they gave the camera high marks for its high...

May, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Canon Powershot SD700 IS


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