On the upside, Canon spruced up the look of the camera’s back, making it almost identical to the back of the SD Along with the new processor comes Canon’s Advanced Face Detection, which can pick out up to nine faces in a frame and use the faces to set autofocus and exposure. The white on my Fox Terrier wasn’t blown out even though the rest of the shot was dark. Flash settings are disabled in Digital Macro mode, which is fine, because it doesn’t work so well with macro, anyway. Vibration sensors detect the angle and speed of movement and send this information to a processor, allowing the camera to compensate. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.

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In testing, it took a fair bit cxnon effort to fool face detection; it had no problem with eyeglasses and even sunglasses. Furthermore, the 4x digital zoom brings the combined zooming power all the way to French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.

Canon PowerShot SD IS review: Canon PowerShot SD IS – CNET

For checking focus, the Canon SD IS has a very interesting display mode in Playback that first shows you what area the camera focused on, and it gives you a slightly zoomed version of the image in the lower right corner. There are several options for viewing and even editing photos on the camera itself.

Gear of the Year – Dan’s choice: The highlights of the specification are as follows: We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Sony mirrorlses cameras in several categories to make your decisions easier.


Unfortunately, the recharger is a space hog on power-bars, though it does better on wall outlets. In-camera Red-eye Correction Red-eye Correction detects and automatically corrects red-eye during playback for both regular and flash photography.

Canon Powershot SD870 IS Review

In addition to still images, the SD can record movies. I’ve sr870is other digital cameras, but this is by far my favorite and most reliable. All of them turned out fantastic! It’s extremely effective in reducing the blur from camera shake.

Canon SD IS Review

Gear of the year – Jeff’s choice: Another feature I really like is the power saving function which shuts off the power when the camera use is inactive for a certain amount of time. If the info displayed becomes distracting when shooting, you can simply hide it by pressing the DISP button.

However, there’s no memory of the selections used in manual mode, either; if you like shooting with center-weighted metering and switch to another mode where you can’t alter the metering mode, the camera will change it back to evaluative metering and won’t remember that you wanted center-weighted in manual mode.

When used in playback mode, it zooms in magnifies image up to 10x and out on an already taken photo. Image playback mode is selected by pressing the top right button on the back of the camera, and displays either the most recently photographed image, or the last image displayed the previous time the user entered playback mode.


Changing the sd870id profile of the image, after capture. I have had this camera for about three months now and love it! This dial takes some getting used to, and can sometimes be frustrating because you may think you chose one mode and it takes you to another.

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Its fun to show others a days worth of photos, and with the SD you can make a slideshow with neat transition effects. Highly satisfactory camera, giving great value for money. The bottom of the SD has a mount for a tripod or externally mounted flash and the opening for the SD card and the rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack NB-5L.

Dec 26, This frame will change color to indicate if the camera has achieved focus or is struggling to focus. At that setting mm you see virtually no image distortion, chromatic aberration, or corner softness.

This sleek, compact model packs a punch with 8. In evaluating the image quality of the photos produced by the SD, I’m going to consider a few things: You may also like. Consider how many times you have asked someone to take a picture with your camera.

The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine. The camera turns on and is ready to shoot in no time at all and there is no lag time between photos.