At A Glance

Though not made as sturdily as other Elphs, the SD870 IS has a big LCD, an extra-wide zoom lens, and takes great pictures.

Manufacturer’s Description

A Stunning Achievement. From the very first glance, the smooth shape and bold lines of the stylish PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH signal that this is no ordinary camera. With 8.0 Megapixels of resolution, an Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.8x optical zooming, the SD870 IS Digital ELPH boasts impressive specs as well as a host of convenient features. Face Detection Technology for worry-free people shots. A large 3.0-inch LCD to give you a perfect view of your scene. The Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600 deliver brilliant images in challenging lighting.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
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 013803085136
Manufacturer Part Number 2340B001
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot SD870 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

A Stunning Achievement. From the very first glance, the smooth shape and bold lines of the stylish PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH signal that this is no ordinary camera. With 8.0 Megapixels of resolution, an Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.8x optical zooming, the SD870 IS Digital ELPH boasts impressive specs as well as a host of convenient features. Face Detection Technology for worry-free people shots. A large 3.0-inch LCD to give you a perfect view of your scene. The Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600 deliver brilliant images in challenging lighting.

Product Model SD870 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.8 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH Camera
  • Lithium Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • 32MB SD Memory Card SDC-32M
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC2
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300
  • CD-ROM
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.3"
    Width 3.7"
    Depth 1.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 5.5 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Fair
    Distortion Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Sharpness 40.5
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 56.1
    Image Quality, Color 64.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 56.5
    Battery Life (minutes) 165.75
    Image Quality, Exposure 56.3
    Number of Shots 301.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 59.0
    Battery Life Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Overall 59.1
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality Score Good

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