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Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 IS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 IS). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image stabilizer and lens. The portability and design also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

performance, design, portability, lens, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 IS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS

 

Canon adds another cracker to its extensive IXUS range.

The Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS combines every piece of cutting edge technology currently available in the digital camera market into one beautifully made high-performance package, and tops it off with superb image quality. It's an expensive luxury...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Canon Digital Ixus 850 IS review

 

There's more to this snapper than good looks

Excellent colour performance ; Great wide-angle lens ; Attractive looks

Image noise at higher ISOs

A victory for substance over style. Many people may buy the 850 IS because it looks fantastic, but they'll get great images too

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS review

 

The 7-megapixel camera's tiny body is shiny, curvy, and very attractive. But it may be just a bit too stylish for its own good. For instance, the power button is a tiny, illuminated half-oval built flush into the top panel; without actually pressing...

Good focal range for lens; quick performance; optical image stabilization; attractive design.

Few manual controls; extremely noisy photos at ISO 1,600.

A slim, stylish body, a wide-angle lens, very good photo quality, and snappy performance make the Canon PowerShot SD800 IS a great point-and-shoot.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon IXUS 850 IS

 

A promising compact for the fashionable consumer

A point-and-shooter for those who want a stylish gadget that does the thinking for them. Image quality is average

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon Digital IXUS 850IS review

 

Take the wider view with the latest Canon Digital IXUS....

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Canon Digital Ixus 850 IS

 

The current crop of models in Canon's Ixus range may look very similar, but they aren't all created equal. Take the 850 IS, for example... it has all the good looks of its stable mates but comes with a 7-megapixel sensor and a generously wide angle lens

Excellent colour performance, Great wide-angle lens, Attractive looks

Image noise at higher ISOs

A victory for substance over style. Many people may buy the 850 IS because it looks fantastic, but they'll get great images too

Apr, 2007

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS

 

The Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS Digital Camera is the latest ultra compact 7 megapixel digital camera from Canon, it features a wide-angle lens and optical image stabilisation.

Good image quality - excellent colour ; Very good macro - good detail ; Excellent 2.5" screen - very clear, high resolution 207,000 pixels ; Good video mode - VGA, 30fps, Sound ; Feels good (solid) and looks good with an ultra-compact stylish body ;...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Canon Digital Ixus 850 IS

 

Canon's latest Ixus is a victory for substance over style. Many people may buy the 850 IS because it looks fantastic, but they'll get great images too. The wide-angle lens is great, and although the higher ISOs are noisy, the excellent colour...

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS

 

Following the now familiar design of Canon's IXUS series of compact cameras, the IXUS 850 IS is a decent, but not outstanding device. While it does of...

Nice colour in shots, great design, fast

High chromatic aberration, some sharpness issues, noisy at high ISOs

The IXUS 850 IS is a very speedy camera that sports a stylish design and offers good colour representation. Image quality problems including chromatic aberation and noise at higher ISO levels do however impact on it's performance.

Jan, 2007

Recommended!

Expert review by : January 2007 (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

 

The SD800 IS (IXUS 850 IS), announced just before Photokina 2006 back in September, is a sister model to the popular SD 700 IS (IXUS 800 IS), one of the better ultra compact models launched last year. As well as an extra million pixels or so, the new...

Good resolution, good color, Useful and fairly rare 28-105mm zoom range, Clean, detailed results at lower ISO settings, Reliable exposure system, Fast and accurate focus, Very responsive, Excellent user interface, easy to use, Face detection AF/AE (it...

AiAF focus a bit unpredictable - turn it off, Very little manual control, ISO 200 and 400 suffer from the effect of noise reduction and loss of low contrast detail, ISO 800 and 1600 of limited use, Finish very susceptible to marks and scratches, Still...

The SD 700 IS was perhaps my favorite point and shoot camera of last year, ticking all the right boxes (small, stylish, reliable, good output, easy to use) and showing that, for all the grumbling about Canon's dominance of this market, when they get...

Nov, 2007

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