Canon SD870 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD870 IS 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: SD870 IS
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price: $274.97
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
(94 x 58 x 25 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 1832 (6.0 MP, Other),
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)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.3
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240, 160x120
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30, 15
CCD Sensor (Megapixels):  
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 8.00
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.80x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 60 cm
1.2 - 23.6 in
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/8.0 (W) / f/5.8 - f/16.4 (T)
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/1600
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (at center only), and Face Detect AE
Program AE: 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
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow-sync (first-curtain sync only)
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 13.1 ft (W) / 6.6 ft (T); ISO set to Auto
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC Input
Included Software: Canon software suite
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
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: Yes
CIPA Rating: 270
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