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Canon PowerShot SD850 IS 8.0 MP Digital Elph Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
List Price: $299.99
Our Price: $299.99
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Manufacturer: Canon
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Batteries Included: 0
Binding: Electronics
Brand: Canon
Color: SILVER
Digital Zoom: 4
Display Size: 2.5
EAN: 0013803079302
Feature: 8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
Floppy Disk Drive Description: None
Has Red Eye Reduction: 1
Is Autographed: 0
Is Memorabilia: 0
Label: Canon
Legal Disclaimer: Warranty does not cover misuse of product.
Manufacturer: Canon
Maximum Focal Length: 23.2
Minimum Focal Length: 5.8
Model: 2047B001
Number Of Items: 1
Optical Zoom: 4
Publisher: Canon
Release Date: 2007-06-05
Studio: Canon

Features
8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
4x Optical Image Stabilized zoom for steady, long zoom shooting
High-resolution 2.5-inch PureColor LCD with scratch-resistant, anti-reflection coating
Sensitivity range to ISO 1600 for sharper photos in low light
Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading

Accessories
Built NY E-HCS-OLV Small Hoodie Camera Case (Olive Green)
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Built NY E-HCS-BLK Small Hoodie Camera Case (Black)
Built NY E-HCS-SHS Small Hoodie Camera Case (Soho Stripe)
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Editorial Reviews:

The PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH is a digital camera that will really get your creative juices flowing. It starts with a high resolution 8.0 Megapixel CCD, a 4x Optical Zoom with Canon's exclusive UA Lens and an Optical Image Stabilizer for steady zooming. There's also a DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection and Red-eye correction, an ISO 1600 setting for sharper images in low light, 5 Movie Modes and a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD with scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating for easy viewing.Count on the PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH for images that will make you say "wow" every time you shoot! Equipped with a high resolution 8.0 Megapixel CCD, this Digital ELPH is just what you need to capture life's greatest inspirations as you've always wanted them. You'll get every exquisite detail in dazzling, eye-popping color. And you can print big. Plus, the SD850 IS Digital ELPH is equipped with a 4x Optical Zoom that features Canon's exclusive UA lens with ultra-high refractive index glass to enhance your pictures while significantly reducing total lens size. Just imagine the possibilities!


Spotlight customer reviews:

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Great Camera For A Photo Taking Newbie
Comment: I brought this camera for my first trip to London this past October. I am not a picture taking person, but I wanted to document my first trip to the United Kingdom. Trust me, I barely knew what I was doing as I didn't do more than skim through the owners manual (a mistake). However, all of my pictures came out wonderfully. I mean they are lead crystal clear. Even blown up on my laptop, they retain their sharpness. I took many shots of London's famous double deck buses while moving to see which ones would be keepers. All shots of the buses are as if they are frozen sharply in place.

I had it set on auto for most of my trip. All of my pictures are out door shots, from early morning to mid evening. My night time shots on Bayswater Street are just as crisp as my daytime shots in Paddington Station and Kensington Park. Well, Paddington Station is inside technically.

All shots came out beyond my minimum satisfaction expectations. I don't get some reviewers complaining about blurry still shots. Maybe reading the manual more deeply would have prevented this issue. Or despite the highest manufacturing standards, some stinkers get through the process. Except for Paddington Station, I didn't take any in door close up people shots. So I really can't comment much on its performance shooting people indoors regarding issues of red eye, poor lighting shots and such.

I saw QVC presenting a Kodak 14 mega pixel digital camera today. They showed how sharp pictures taken with it are against lower mega pixel shots. The Kodak shots at 14 mega pixels didn't appear to be any more sharp than my shots at 8 mega pixels are! Granted, I was looking at the Kodak shots through my non HD TV and some things may have been lost in how sharp the pictures really were. After blowing the pictures up to say poster size, I can imagine my camera's shots losing ground against shots with 6 more mega pixels to spread around.

The only glitch I ran into is for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to get a 4X zoom shot. All I could find on the menu is 3X zoom maximum. One of my main decision points in picking this camera over the Cannon Power Shot 770 (with only 3X zoom) is its 4X zoom feature.

Oh yes. One other aspect of this camera is an issue. It has none, zero, nada internal memory. As I recall, the 770 has 32meg of internal memory. I knew this when I brought it and thought it wasn't much of an issue. When you run out of room on your card and there are sweet shots you can't take unless you sacrifice some existing shots...its an issue! Lesson learned. I just ordered a 4gb professional level memory card.

On the lighter side of what's important, this camera feels substantial, without being heavy. It feels like you have something of quality in your hands instead of a camera brought at a flea market. The rechargeable battery with the James Bond gadget like charger is appreciated over having to buy batteries repeatedly.

Before the Christmas holiday, I'll study the manual more to make better use of everything thats under this fine camera's hood.



Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: Bad Colors
Comment: The output is not very good.
I have problems in dark situation. the colors are really bad

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Great camera, one flaw...
Comment: I have owned this camera for over a year now, and I have used it in many conditions: underwater with its underwater case, under low light conditions (interior and exterior), for moving subjects etc... This camera takes GREAT pictures. A professional photographer told me this summer it was his favorite compact camera.

The macro function is really nice but there is one problem with it. I take quite a lot of macrosoof flowers, forgs etc... in which cases I need the flash or the pictures will be blurry. Macro and flash on this camera don't work very well together especially if you are very close to the subject: the lens and the flash in the front of the camera are too close and you will have a black shadow in the lower right corner of the picture (which can be cropped in most cases). I talked to a Canon engineer and he told me that this is a problem with this camera. Again it will only happen in macro mode with flash, when very close to the subject.

Otherwise, as others have mentioned it, the body of the camera is very small and "slippery" so be careful when you use it... I recommend to always use the wrist strap :)

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: blurry photos
Comment: you cannot take indoor photos without flash with this camera. the flash makes everything look stupid. pretty frustrating. i sent it into canon and they said it is working fine.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Very good camera
Comment: I have been using this camera since July and have taken many great pictures. To get full use of the capabilities reading the manual is extremely helpful. The biggest problem I seem to have is eliminating red eye when taking indoor pictures. Other than that I am very satisfied. The size is perfect.


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