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Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Specifications

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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD870 IS 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: SD870 IS
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price: $274.97
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
(94 x 58 x 25 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 8.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 1832 (6.0 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
160x120 (15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens, 7 elements in 5 groups (including 2 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.80x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/8.0 (W) / f/5.8 - f/16.4 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 60 cm
1.2 - 23.6 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect; 9-point AiAF, Face Detect AF, Single AF point (Center of frame)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/1600
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (at center only), and Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist
Self Timer: 1-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow-sync (first-curtain sync only)
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 13.1 ft (W) / 6.6 ft (T); ISO set to Auto
Max Flash Sync: 1/500
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.18
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 2.07
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.32
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: ~ 0.38
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: ~ 0.42
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): ~ <0.2
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.00
Shutdown Time: 1.20
Play -> Record Time: 1.10
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.10
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 1,053
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-5L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-5L Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 270
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: