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SD700 IS / IXUS 800 IS review at DigIT
DigIT reviews the
Canon SD700 IS / IXUS 800 IS
Awards member DigIT
has just published their review of the Canon
SD700 IS / IXUS 800 IS digital camera.
[Editor's note: review is in norwegian.]
The Canon SD700 IS / IXUS 800 IS features
6.0MP resolution and has 4x optical zoom
with image stabilization. Here is Kai Thon's
summary of his review [translated into English]:
name Canon IXUS has an amazing reputation
for high quality and excellent design.
Digital IXUS 800 IS adds 4x zoom lens with
optical image stabiliser, optical viewfinder
and a 2.5" LCD screen to the long list
of typical IXUS features.
Its beautifully shaped metal body with
its delicate silky finish gives the camera
an attractive appearance. But be aware;
it is also very sensitive to scratches and
will soon look worn and old. The smooth
surface also gives a slippery grip feeling
and the camera is not shock resistant.
The camera delivers 6 MP resolution "only",
yet this is more than sufficient for any
casual photographer, contradicting the common
misunderstanding of image quality being
synonymous with number of megapixels.
On the test bench, the IXUS 800 IS performed
well, with good image quality, though not
without flaws. The compact lens has numerous
optical imperfections from design compromises,
resulting in mediocre sharpness and excessive
colour fringing, especially at telephoto.
On the other hand, the camera delivers
excellent exposure, almost perfect colour
rendition, neutral white balance and excellent,
fast and reliable image processing. Image
noise is well suppressed, with fine detail
definition in high quality A4 format prints
with all sensitivities lower than ISO 800.
In practical use, the IXUS 800 IS delivers
images that most amateurs will rank as outstanding.
Recent price drop has improved the camera's
value for money rating, but it is still
a bit more expensive than many competitors.
[ Read the whole Canon SD700 IS / IXUS
800 IS review at DigIT.no
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