At A Glance

The SD850 IS performs similarly to the newer SD870 IS but has a smaller LCD, a lens that isn't as wide--and a better price.

Manufacturer’s Description

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 Megapixels 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.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1600 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
UPC Code 013803079302
Manufacturer Part Number 2047B001
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot SD850 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

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 Megapixels 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.

Product Model SD850 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH Camera
  • Lithium Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • SD Memory Card SDC-32M
  • Wrist Strap WS-700
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300
Network & Communication
GPS No
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.2"
Width 3.6"
Depth 1"
Weight (Approximate) 5.82 oz
Video
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Optical
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Good
Color Good
Sharpness Fair
Distortion Good
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 42.2
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 51.4
Image Quality, Color 62.5
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 63.5
Battery Life (minutes) 139.25
Image Quality, Exposure 59.9
Number of Shots 255.0
Image Quality, Distortion 57.2
Battery Life Score Good
Image Quality, Overall 59.1
Number of Batteries 1
Image Quality Score Good

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