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Canon PowerShot SD870IS 8MP

cheapest Canon PowerShot SD870IS in Ireland
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The Canon Powershot SD870IS is no let down in the features department. It boasts 8 megapixels of resolution, a 3.8 optical zoom and a non-reflective 3-inch screen. It is a perfect starter camera for those who want a lightweight, compact point and shoot with image stabilisation and face detection technology. In the function menu, you can access lots of different settings to improve your shots.
The controls are very intuitive and easy to use. Say goodbye to slow start up times and blurry images. The SD870IS produces great quality images as well as videos with crisp, clear sound.

The time lapse feature on this camera is a very popular feature.  If you’re feeling creative, you should play around with this. It captures a frame every couple of seconds for up to two hours and then puts them together as a moving video with amazing results. Check out our listings below for the cheapest Canon SD870IS available.

You can change settings like the white balance, the metering and the resolution. You also have to option to alter the ISO settings, use macro settings for close up shots and of course you can use the self timer to hop into the shots yourself! In the playback mode, you can even view a histogram of each image if you want to check out the shooting and exposure information. Up to date specs can be found here. The Canon SD870IS is without a doubt canon's best point and shoot, has come a long way since the IXUS 70 and just one step away from the ultra DSLR, the EOS 400 D. What are you waiting for?

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Last updated: Monday, November 20, 2017

Canon PowerShot SD870IS 8MP Reviews (2)

  1. July 20, 2009 by harry

    I bought one of these a few weeks ago. The large screen is very nice. It has a large number of shooting modes what I found very useful. This unit also has an excellent video mode. A very interesting feature is the time lapse video, I was playing with it a lot and it was a fun. The large screen comes handy when reviewing the recorded videos.

    The menu system and the controls are pretty intuitive, I got familiar with it quickly, I had to look at the manual only a few times. I was looking for a small pocket friendly camera and I have to say that this one is almost too small. It does not have the greatest grip among the compacts but if you want portability that can have disadvantages like this. The buttons are a bit complicated to navigate because everything is a bit too close together.

    I like this product, the images are great out of it, I would recommend it to anywane looking for an excellent ultra portable camera.

    Pros:
    big display, shooting modes

    Cons:
    Small in large hands, small zoom range

  2. July 20, 2009 by Nancy

    I’ve owned a few different cameras previuosly from Olympus, Kodak, and Nikon, and I can tell that this is the best compact camera so far I’ve used. The photos are brilliant, the colors and the details are excellent. It has a good number of presets but also some manual settings so it can be used as a point and shot camera and also for more advanced amateurs who like to play with the settings. The menu system is easy to use and fast. The LCD screen is also great, it accurately displays the photos.

    At high ISO settings the pictures are a bit grainy, but this is an issue with almost all compact cameras.

    The video mode is great, the movies are pretty decent out of this small guy. I’d highly recommend this camera to anyone from beginners to amateurs, it is a surprisingly good one.

    Pros:
    LCD display, options, size, interface

    Cons:
    no optical zoom in video mode

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